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a special thanks


From: Aaron and Jennifer (THEGREEN99_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Jun 17 2001 - 07:29:11 PDT

Hey you all...
    I wanted to thank everyone for their wonderful ideas and boosts of
encouragement throughout the year. Emotionally this has been a tough year
for me. I started out at a new place so I had all of those feelings of
remorse, failure, and of course all of the other feelings I had put on the
back burner for an entire year while working at an alternative school. Last
year the doctor told me that I had endometriosis. This year the doc' says no
and can't tell me why I am in miserable pain for three weeks out of the
month. I have been poked and proded so many times these last six months. At
one point in time I had five pregnancy tests over the course of six weeks.
All were negative of course. I kept telling the doctors that I wasn't
pregnant, but they wanted to be "sure". I have two more tests to go before
the doctor refers me to a specialist. I am trying to focus on that - only
two more tests and it will be over with for awhile. On top of my personal
health, my grandfather is dying of renial cancer from a kidney that was
removed over three years ago. They never did any "just in case" chemo or
radiation and now he is suffering just to be alive. Over Easter he was
hospitilized with pneumonia and then the doctors figured out he also had an
infection from the chemo catheder(sp?). He now has gotten over those two
illnesses, but really it is only the beginning.

So I am sorry that I haven't been active as some of you all. I threw my two
cents in whenever I could. Again, thank you for being so wonderful.

Jennifer in Michigan
PS- Yes, I know this is a bit personal and probably uncalled for. However, I
consider many of you to be like family. My little art cyber family, I
suppose... :)