Notes From Supergirl

My Diary from the Trenches



I was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia at the end of May. On June 1, 2010 I began chemo. This is my blog, my digital diary of my experience with cancer at 34. More importantly, it is a record of the power of the mind and the power of love and friendship and – it will show – that with these things you can overcome anything.

posted under
5 Comments to


  1. Avatar June 3rd, 2010 at 7:04 am Ryan and Marlena Says:


    Marlena and I are on your side. I’ve got a funny quote for you, you may even be able to use it, although it would be more fitting for Brian…

    How’s my luck? If I got shoved into a barrell of boobies I’d come up sucking my thumb…

    It made me laugh when I heard it yesterday.

    We hope you get well soon!

    *there are play date opportunities with our niece and nephew if you guys need it. They’re 6 & 7. Let me know!

  2. Avatar October 26th, 2010 at 3:10 pm Sarah Says:

    There is buzz about you in the office, Jessica! Keep up your fight. Love reading your blog.

    Do you use Twitter?

    The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults

  3. Avatar January 26th, 2011 at 3:06 pm Stacie Wall Says:

    I found your blog through Team Inspration, you are so inspiring. My Mom is a patient at U of MD too, she has ALL. She was diagnosed in September and began treatment at the end of that month. She is having a very tough time, she is depressed and I don’t know what to do. I met Roseanne who discharged my Mom on Sunday and gave me her card. I am so hoping that I can get my Mom involved to help her beat this beast and become a Warrior too. God bless you and I hope you continue to do well. If you have any ideas I would love to hear them.

  4. Avatar January 27th, 2011 at 10:02 pm Jess Says:

    Stacie, thank you for visiting my blog. If anyone can help transform your mom into a cancer warrior, it is Roseann! She is in excellent hands.

    When you receive a cancer diagnosis, there are no words to describe how it transforms your world. Everything you know as your life and what you had wanted it to be suddenly feels shattered. No matter how hard you try to keep your spirits up, there are days you just want to cry and ask, “why me?” It feels unfair, devastating and, of course, can lead to a deep depression. For your mom, having your love and support and the support of her friends and family around her will be what drives her to push through this. I read a really inspiring article a few weeks ago about how our natural tendency is to fight against the current (i.e., when we are in stressful situation, we fight hard against it or we complain about the challenge we must face), but that when we surrender and ride the wave, we may often succeed far more than we could have imagined. None of us knows how our stories will end, but when faced with these terrible situations, the best we can do is to let our journeys unfold as they will and look for the light in the darkness. For each of us it will be different, but it is there if we allow ourselves to find it.

    I wish you and your mom the best of luck and hope you will be able to help her become a warrior. She will fight when she is ready and, in the meantime, just loving one another is the most important thing.

  5. Avatar February 17th, 2011 at 10:58 am Stacie Wall Says:

    Thank you for your kind words, I hope you are feeling better. My Mother just was readmitted on Tuesday. I did leave a message with Roseanne, but have not made contact. I did reach out to Immirian Angel (excuse my spelling), and I am waiting to hear back about that. I just want you to know that you have inspired me, and I wish you the best.

    God Bless You!