For Dr. Jen Arnold, life is finally sweet again after learning that she is officially in remission and cancer-free.
But in an exclusive interview with Closer Weekly, Jen candidly opens up, sharing that her road to recovery is not over and she’s still feeling the lingering effects from chemo treatments.
“I’m still dealing with fatigue from chemo brain, and I try to get back into things like I was before cancer,” Jen tells Closer. “It’s hitting me that it’s going to take a bit longer than I wanted it to.”
Still, it’s a big victory for Jen that didn’t go without celebration.
“We had a celebration at the hospital, which was a lot of fun,” Jen says — she commemorated the news by digging into cupcakes with her family.
But in the midst of this happy scene, she confesses, “I still wasn’t feeling too good.”
Her doctor Concepcion R. Diaz-Arrastia, director of the department of gynecologic oncology at Baylor College of Medicine, tells Closer, “I think she will be feeling more like herself soon.”
Jen, who was diagnosed with a rare form of uterine cancer, choriocarcinoma, which spread to her lungs, underwent a hysterectomy followed by chemotherapy.
The mom of two will be monitored closely on a weekly basis for the next month and then monthly for a year to make sure she’s still in remission. Fortunately, Jen’s chances of a complete recovery are 90 percent.