12 June 2017
From Jodi Barker (pictured above)
With regret I need to inform you that Jen Brunton [our resident physiotherapist at Stonehurst Gym] is in hospital having treatment for Leukeamia. It has been a real shock to us all and happened so quickly – she was diagnosed last Wednesday and was admitted to hospital last Friday to begin treatment.
While it is a serious diagnosis – the doctors are confident that they have caught it early enough and believe that they can put it into remission and thus are treating her aggressively with Chemotherapy and at a later stage she will have a bone marrow transplant. They have advised that she will be unable to work for approximately six months.
I am Jen’s sister in law and I have relocated to Cape Town from Johannesburg with my two little girls. I had an Orthopaedic practice in Johannesburg for 14 years treating spinal, joint, sports and post-operative conditions. I will be helping to see some of Jen’s patients while she is having treatment.
One of my best physios that I employed in Johannesburg, is Jessie-Lou Workman and amazingly enough she has also relocated to Cape Town and has offered to help with Jen’s practice too. Jessie is a passionate physio and also a pilates instructor. She also loves rock climbing and soccer and yoga. Jessie will mostly be working afternoons and I will mostly be working the mornings.
Between the two of us, we will be available to see you all both in Stonehurst and Newlands. I know how much Jen values her practice and all of you special patients and we will do our best to provide you with the same excellent service and commitment that Jen has been able to do over the last two and a half years.
Jen will be receiving her treatment in Constantiaberg and will be treated in an infection control unit – this means that she is not able to receive flowers or foods as they are minimizing her exposure to germs and infection. I know what Jen would value the most is your continued support of her practice so that when she is recovered she is able to pick up where she left off.
For appointments please send us a whatsapp or email.
Thank you in advance for your support.
Jodi-Lee Barker Jessie-Lou Workman
082 822 3016 081 016 1818