Written: Monday, April 17, 2017
Today was my first official doctor’s visit on this . Not knowing where to begin, my ob/gyn recommended I see the oncologist that his wife had seen a decade ago at Presbyterian. Her name was Dr. Ganaraj, and today was our first meeting. From the minute she walked into the room, I knew I was going to like her. She looked me straight in the eye and had the most genuine smile on her face. She immediately put me at ease and for whatever reason I automatically trusted her. I’m no Einstein, but I know that’s a good start to any relationship.
Long story short, she felt very optimistic about my prognosis after reviewing my test results, and gave me two options for treatment. One was to have a lumpectomy followed by radiation. The second was the have a mastectomy with no further treatment unless it has spread into my lymph nodes (which we will find out in the next week or two). There are pros and cons to both options, so Trevor and I are praying for wisdom to choose the best one for me. (On a side note, I feel like I’m choosing between doing the laundry when my kids get home from sleepover camp or nagging my kids to do the laundry when they get home from sleepover camp – neither is good, but one is necessary). She also recommended genetic testing and an EKG, both of which we knocked out this afternoon while at the hospital. I think the last time I was this productive was when I cleaned out my closet in college while avoiding studying for final exams.
Oh, and for those who have asked and unfortunately know about breast cancer, mine is hormone positive and Her2 negative (both good things) with no indication of metastasis. Cancer notwithstanding, this truly is the BREAST CASE SCENARIO.
I appreciate my posse today (Trevor, mom, Ashley, Jennifer & Amy)! Couldn’t do it without you. And thank YOU for all of your calls, messages, texts, goodies, etc. I may not be able to respond to all, but I feel the love and appreciate your thoughtfulness more than you know.
Jamie (aka B)
“And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7