Cause Celeb: Monday, July 20, 2009

This morning I have my big appointment with Dr. E. You remember, it's the one during which I'm going to tell him he messed with my head in the hospital and that he is to never ever do that again? It's also the one that I'm going to try to nail him down on exactly what he thinks I have (my guess: synchronous primaries; stage II/III ovarian and stage I uterine), what my prognosis is given an official diagnosis (see, I think it's far more positive than he suggests given the rates of survival for synchronous primary cancers), and what my remaining course of treatment is. Wish me luck!

Before I head out, I want to share a wonderful surprise that arrived in the mail during my total meltdown at the end of last week. It seems that some of Hollywood is concerned about my welfare. See below for my get well messages from none other than Glenn Close and Tate Donovan, who are the stars of one of my favorite shows, Damages. Would the person behind this wonderful surprise please come forward and identify yourself? I love them, thank you!

In case you can't make the note out, the note says: Glenn Kessler (the director of Damages) told me that you might like this. Hope you feel better soon and thanks, Jennifer. All the best, Tate. And the headshot: To Jennifer. Thanks for watching. Tate Donovan.

That's right people: Tate Donovan wants me to live! Does anyone know if he's single? Ha!

Again, in case you can't read it: Dear Jennifer - I hear that you are ill and just wanted to send along my love and encouragement. It is obvious that there are many people who love you. Bask in their love. Courage! With my sincere best wishes, Glenn Close.

I HEART you, Glenn! If it was up to me, you'd win the Oscar every year! I mean, who can forget, "I'm not going to be ignored..." from Fatal Attraction? The chick is good!

Thanks to Melissa S. for scanning these documents so that people actually believe me when I tell them that I got a get well message from Glenn Close and Tate Donovan.


  1. Glenn Close has the nicest penmanship I've ever seen (next to yours, of course!)

  2. I wish I could take credit, but don't know any movie stars :-) There are countless people (whom you know and don't know) who are rooting for you!

  3. What an awesome friend you've got! I love love LOVE Damages, and like claiming Glenn Close as a fellow WM alum. (There are a few of us that are okay people. Glenn, Jon Stewart, me.)

    Keeping up with you from NYC.