Jenna has always been the heart of her home, an artist and the force that centered her family — including her husband, Ed, and their sons.
But a little over five years ago, Jenna received a devastating diagnosis — breast cancer. What followed was a double mastectomy and reconstruction. What did not follow was any recommendation or prescription for post-operative physical therapy.
“She was told to practice walking her hands up and down walls a few times a day,” Ed said. “And instead of making much of a difference in Jenna’s range of motion or the post-surgical pain she experienced, what happened instead is that her body adopted a very protective posture, with her shoulders rolled forward, further limiting her range of motion even more.”
Adding to the struggle, after five years, Jenna’s cancer came back — metastatic and with a vengeance. This time it spread to Jenna’s sternum, coccyx, hip, lung, and lymph system.
Jenna and Ed both believe that as a result of massive praying and leading-edge hormone therapy, the cancer discovered in the second diagnosis was eradicated from her body in just three months, as evidenced by slice-by-slice comparisons from before-and-after scans.
Realistically, however, Jenna knows that she will need to continue with her slate of treatments for the foreseeable future — treatments that leave her fatigued and in pain