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 We were waiting to see a Radiologist to discuss potential treatment options. Usually Jen was calm during our doctor visits but on this day she was irritable and on edge.
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 Jen was admitted to the hospital at the end of April, her hhip was swelling and she was in tremendous pain as a result of side-effects from radiation treatment. Some of our family and friends were visiting us in Jen's hospital room. Everyone was talking, all around us, then Jen ran her fingers through her hair and held her hands out to me. I said, "Want me to bring the clippers tomorrow?"
The next day I shaved Jennifer's head. I remember patches of her falling out without the need of the clippers.
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 Jen rests with our cat Brea while I prepare her daily pill regimen.
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 From the Series "The Battle We Didn't Choose, My Wife's Fight with Breast Cancer."
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 Riding home in a cab after chemotherapy treatment, Jen rests her head on her mom's shoulder.
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 Celebrating our 4 year anniversary at a retaurant in Greenwhich Village, Jen stares off in the distance.
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 From the Series "The Battle We Didn't Choose, My Wife's Fight with Breast Cancer."
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 Friends for over 20 years and visiting from Cleveland, OH, Beth comforts Jen.
 Jen rests her head on her arms after battling dry heaves and nuasea for over 30 minutes. Jen's whites counts were low and she was having difficulty keeping food down.
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 From the Series "The Battle We Didn't Choose, My Wife's Fight with Breast Cancer."
 We had just been admitted to Urgent Care and Jen was in worse pain than I'd ever seen. Doctors worked to find the right medication but it's never fast enough.
 From the series, "The Battle We Didn't Choose, My Wife's Fight with Breast Cancer."
 Jen sleeps while receiving chemotherapy treatment. On top of the physical toll taken by chemotherapy, the daily emotional struggle is exhausting.
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 Women from Jennifer's breast cancer support group hold and kiss Jennifer. A few days earlier we were told that Jennifer's liver was failing and she only had days to live.
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 Jen receives communion from a neighborhood priest.
 After Jen's body was taken away the Hospice team cleared the sheets anad most all of the other medical equipment from our apartment. I was quite numb and remember thinking, "The worst thing I've ever witnessed happened on this bed."
Cleveland-Portrait-Photographer-Angelo-Merendino74.jpg
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 We were waiting to see a Radiologist to discuss potential treatment options. Usually Jen was calm during our doctor visits but on this day she was irritable and on edge.
We were waiting to see a Radiologist to discuss potential treatment options. Usually Jen was calm during our doctor visits but on this day she was irritable and on edge.
Cleveland-Portrait-Photographer-Angelo-Merendino78.jpg
 Jen was admitted to the hospital at the end of April, her hhip was swelling and she was in tremendous pain as a result of side-effects from radiation treatment. Some of our family and friends were visiting us in Jen's hospital room. Everyone was talking, all around us, then Jen ran her fingers through her hair and held her hands out to me. I said, "Want me to bring the clippers tomorrow?"
The next day I shaved Jennifer's head. I remember patches of her falling out without the need of the clippers.
Jen was admitted to the hospital at the end of April, her hhip was swelling and she was in tremendous pain as a result of side-effects from radiation treatment. Some of our family and friends were visiting us in Jen's hospital room. Everyone was talking, all around us, then Jen ran her fingers through her hair and held her hands out to me. I said, "Want me to bring the clippers tomorrow?" The next day I shaved Jennifer's head. I remember patches of her falling out without the need of the clippers.
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 Jen rests with our cat Brea while I prepare her daily pill regimen.
Jen rests with our cat Brea while I prepare her daily pill regimen.
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 From the Series "The Battle We Didn't Choose, My Wife's Fight with Breast Cancer."
From the Series "The Battle We Didn't Choose, My Wife's Fight with Breast Cancer."
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Cleveland-Portrait-Photographer-Angelo-Merendino95.jpg
 Riding home in a cab after chemotherapy treatment, Jen rests her head on her mom's shoulder.
Riding home in a cab after chemotherapy treatment, Jen rests her head on her mom's shoulder.
Cleveland-Portrait-Photographer-Angelo-Merendino97.jpg
Cleveland-Portrait-Photographer-Angelo-Merendino98.jpg
 Celebrating our 4 year anniversary at a retaurant in Greenwhich Village, Jen stares off in the distance.
Celebrating our 4 year anniversary at a retaurant in Greenwhich Village, Jen stares off in the distance.
Cleveland-Portrait-Photographer-Angelo-Merendino100.jpg
 From the Series "The Battle We Didn't Choose, My Wife's Fight with Breast Cancer."
From the Series "The Battle We Didn't Choose, My Wife's Fight with Breast Cancer."
Cleveland-Portrait-Photographer-Angelo-Merendino102.jpg
 Friends for over 20 years and visiting from Cleveland, OH, Beth comforts Jen.
Friends for over 20 years and visiting from Cleveland, OH, Beth comforts Jen.
 Jen rests her head on her arms after battling dry heaves and nuasea for over 30 minutes. Jen's whites counts were low and she was having difficulty keeping food down.
Jen rests her head on her arms after battling dry heaves and nuasea for over 30 minutes. Jen's whites counts were low and she was having difficulty keeping food down.
Cleveland-Portrait-Photographer-Angelo-Merendino105.jpg
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Cleveland-Portrait-Photographer-Angelo-Merendino107.jpg
 From the Series "The Battle We Didn't Choose, My Wife's Fight with Breast Cancer."
From the Series "The Battle We Didn't Choose, My Wife's Fight with Breast Cancer."
 We had just been admitted to Urgent Care and Jen was in worse pain than I'd ever seen. Doctors worked to find the right medication but it's never fast enough.
We had just been admitted to Urgent Care and Jen was in worse pain than I'd ever seen. Doctors worked to find the right medication but it's never fast enough.
 From the series, "The Battle We Didn't Choose, My Wife's Fight with Breast Cancer."
From the series, "The Battle We Didn't Choose, My Wife's Fight with Breast Cancer."
 Jen sleeps while receiving chemotherapy treatment. On top of the physical toll taken by chemotherapy, the daily emotional struggle is exhausting.
Jen sleeps while receiving chemotherapy treatment. On top of the physical toll taken by chemotherapy, the daily emotional struggle is exhausting.
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 Women from Jennifer's breast cancer support group hold and kiss Jennifer. A few days earlier we were told that Jennifer's liver was failing and she only had days to live.
Women from Jennifer's breast cancer support group hold and kiss Jennifer. A few days earlier we were told that Jennifer's liver was failing and she only had days to live.
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 Jen receives communion from a neighborhood priest.
Jen receives communion from a neighborhood priest.
 After Jen's body was taken away the Hospice team cleared the sheets anad most all of the other medical equipment from our apartment. I was quite numb and remember thinking, "The worst thing I've ever witnessed happened on this bed."
After Jen's body was taken away the Hospice team cleared the sheets anad most all of the other medical equipment from our apartment. I was quite numb and remember thinking, "The worst thing I've ever witnessed happened on this bed."
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