Monday, November 23, 2009

Day 11

I talked to Melanie briefly today and she sounded good. She had chemo injected in her spine this afternoon and she said they did it lower and hit the area where she injured her back last winter. It was a bit "traumatic" she said. She had just taken some meds for pain before we talked. She was able to eat again today and even had some Swedish fish, that is some seriously good news and it made me smile.

Kim and I went to Mel's classroom today. I was thrilled to see it clean and organized. Mel was always very particular about her room and I couldn't wait to call her and tell her that it looked good. Thanks for all of the sweet teachers at Providence Elementary for helping her out, especially her new sub! I know it brought Mel some comfort to know that her classroom stuff is being taken care of.

Sweet dreams Mel. I pray it is another good night for you. Be strong. Lots of love to you!


Lindsay said...


Sydnee and Madelyn want you to know that they are praying for you! I want you to know that I have always thought you were such a strong and amazing women. Words cannot describe my gratitude to you for teaching my children. Yes it is your job, but I believe it is so much more! Thank you! We are all praying for you and know that your strength will get you through!

Lindsay Jensen

Kim Olson said...


Ryan and I looked at your blog last evening and we are thinking you. Ryan seemed very were such a great teacher to him and he learned so much from you. Thanks for being the strong person that you are. We know you will get through this. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Kim Olson

Heidi Hartley said...


It broke my heart to hear your news. I cannot imagine facing what you have ahead of you. Reading your blog I am amazed at your strength! If nothing else your humor with carry you through :) I always love being around you because you are always guaranteed a smile. Ben and Abby were so concerned and have asked about you several times already. You are in our prayers Melanie and we will be praying for Kaden as well. We will be following your blog!

Heidi Hartley

Mandy said...

Miss Melanie,
I miss you. I hope you feel better soon and can come back to school. I'm doing my best work.
(Those are his exact words...i just typed for him! :))

You have been on our minds so much lately! Carter and I both wanted to send you get well wishes so we are so glad we can follow your blog. We are in our thoughts and we'll be praying for you and your family!
Mandy Saunders

theo.anderson said...

Sorry you had to suffer so today. Keep your chin up and focus on your total recovery. You are being so strong and positive! I am very proud of you. Kaden is so lucky to
have you as his mother. You are an inspiration to us all!!
See you soon,

Alean said...

I'm sorry to hear about your back, but so glad for an update. It really is nice to be able to check on you without bothering your family. What's on the microbial Thanksgiving Day diet? So glad you're eating.

TamiJenson said...

Melanie, Kole has been so concerned about you!! as we all have. You are in our prayers, my oldest son Landon even reminds everyone at dinner and night to bless miss melanie:) We are thinking of you and know you can beat this!! You go girl:) Tami and Kole Jenson