One Down, Many More To Go

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.

Much love,

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

13 thoughts on “One Down, Many More To Go

  1. Love you so much, Hime. Praying for you, Trevor, the boys, your sweet parents and your sisters. You will no doubt face this with strength and grace. Your blog made me laugh and cry! xoxo

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  2. Tears & smiles! Thank you for sharing your journey. You have always been a gifted writer…sad about why you started the blog but glad to be apart of your journey. I love you Hi-me & praying for you, Trevor & boys…and everyone who loves you!!! Much love!!!

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  3. Jamie, thank u for sharing. I’ve been praying for u since I heard the news. I was encouraged by these two verses the other day from a devotional and shared them with another friend. So I’m praying them for u:
    “… this is what the LORD says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s.” 2 Chronicles‬ ‭20:15‬
    Psalm 16:8, “I keep my eyes always on the LORD. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.”
    A big hug from me to u. XO 😘

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  4. Jamie, I’m so glad you’re writing about this journey. You are an amazing inspiration. I will be praying for you to knock this outta the park. Love to you, Trevor and the boys. 😘

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  5. Jaimie – I will be praying for you and all your family and friends. Thanks for continuing to testify to the goodness of our God (in all circumstances). Your honesty and focus on God’s sovereignty is super encouraging to read. Love to you from Idaho – Kim Wilson Moehring

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  6. Jamie – God has this, and you will be “restored”. Thank you for sharing in such a beautiful way – a wonderful testimony. Like your dad, you are being equipped to minister to others in the coming years.
    God bless you, Trevor, and your precious sons!

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