Random because it’s all about me written by Jana August 12, 2008 For those of you dropping by from dooce.com, welcome! :) Like Heather, I was raised Mormon, grew up in the South, and am married to Jo(h)n. Unlike Heather, I’m a hippie Quaker living in the OC with my two teenage kids (CatGirl and GameBoy). Twenty-five years ago I lost my right leg to bone cancer. Five months ago I got an antibiotic-resistant infection in my lower left leg, and I’ve been fighting to keep that one ever since. I like gardening, cabaret punk, and my favorite black sweater. I tend to find the oddest things in my cleavage. Share this:ShareEmailPinterestFacebookTwitterRedditPrint 16 comments 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Jana previous post Foray next post like a John Hughes movie More Posts Like This One books homecoming reflections cherubic while we live… At Concord farm, 2007 Dinner tonite was all kinds of amazing. :)... Neon blossoms in our backyard. :) just arrived in the city finally feeling rosy 16 comments Cait August 12, 2008 - 3:44 am So happy to have found you. I will be coming back to read more. would love for you to visit our site…TheGimpygirls.com. Good luck with your recovery. I have experience with ‘what has to be done”. Reply Numismatist Facts August 12, 2008 - 5:15 am Wow, powerful blog. I will be following your progress and sending good wishes your way. Reply redsaid August 12, 2008 - 8:42 am I second numismatist’s Wow! Your stunning writing takes my breath away. What an amazing gift you have! Reply Magpie August 12, 2008 - 10:27 am fabulous blog! Your writing is so inspiring. I’ve been sitting reading all morning. I discovered you via dooce :) Best of luck for your recovery, you sound like a very strong lady. Reply ruffian August 12, 2008 - 1:11 pm Thanks Dooce~I do so love good writing ! Reply Megan August 12, 2008 - 1:15 pm I gotta thank dooce also – this is a great blog and is now on my daily lists Reply Linda August 12, 2008 - 1:34 pm I popped in from Dooce.com yesterday and wasn’t able to stop reading! Thank you for the background info that you posted today – I’ve added you to my favorites and will check back often! Reply Katelynn August 12, 2008 - 2:50 pm I agree with the pp… I found you via dooce, and haven’t been able to stop reading. Thanks! Reply Lisa Guidarini August 12, 2008 - 3:25 pm I used to think Quakers were terribly uptight until I made a friend who’s Quaker. I guess it’s the oatmeal box dude who gives the religion its reputation. He should really open up his shirt and let us see his chest hair. If he sowed a few wild oats (sorry) more people would realize the Quakers are a cool bunch. Oh, and I’m another who came here thanks to Dooce! Lisa Reply Kelly Mae August 12, 2008 - 4:36 pm Hi Jana. I am really enjoying your writing. I also found you via dooce. I experienced an infection in 2003 after my C-section with twins that required twice daily packings. I really feel for the pain that you are going through. Thank you so much for sharing. Stay strong! Sending positive thoughts your way. ~Kelly Reply minxlj August 12, 2008 - 5:03 pm I’m so glad for dooce.com pointing me here – I’m hooked on your insightful and lovely writing, and your stunning photos :-) Reply scrapper al August 12, 2008 - 7:30 pm Thank you, Dooce, for spreading the word. I’m so glad I found your blog. Inspiring, enjoyable reads, even the painful stuff. Thanks for the history in a nutshell. Best wishes for your recovery. Reply Leslie HK August 13, 2008 - 1:36 am I am stopping by from Dooce and I appreciate the primer on you! I adore what I’ve been reading and I look forward to more. I, like Dooce, am a recovered Mormon and I, like Dooce, still have many family members active. I will still ferociously defend the Church when faced with ignorance although my faith left it long ago. Thank you for your insights and sharing your experiences. What a gift! Reply Donna August 13, 2008 - 7:54 pm I’m another arrival via Dooce, another Quaker, another person with a disability – thanks for the great writing; I’m sorry I didn’t start reading sooner, and I’m wishing you luck! Reply God's Guitar Girl August 13, 2008 - 10:41 pm I, too, found you via Dooce and look forward to following you now. I’m not a Quaker but am always interested in learning more about people, what they believe, what makes them tick. See you again soon! Reply Jordan Deatherage August 14, 2008 - 3:31 pm hello, just stumbled upon you via dooce. lovely writing! Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.