#byebyecancer

Disclaimer: This is not Jamie typing this post. So, please lower any expectations you have for funny and sweet and perfect when you read this. This is a combined effort from the waiting room but we wanted to update you on how the day and surgery has gone because you have been so faithful in your encouragement and prayers. The day started like any other by dropping off all three boys for exams. Unlike any other day, Jamie took a short mid-morning nap. Staying up all night packing for the hospital will do that to a person.  True to her Texas roots, Jamie had her hair done and looked runway ready when we left for the hospital. Another upside? The good news is awaiting surgery takes away any desire to eat, so full day fasting was not a problem.

On the way to the hospital, Jamie’s phone randomly started playing “I Surrender All” which is exactly what we all needed to hear.  We love it when God picks the playlist.

The first person Jamie saw when we entered the hospital was Angela and that brought the tears. And the smiles. And more tears. Once again, Jennifer is never far from anyone’s minds or hearts and being back at Baylor brings a flood of emotion. Jamie’s entourage of her parents, sisters, Kim, Amy, Courtney, Miller and Ginger, Casey, Stephanie, Jayne, and Hite all went back two by two ala Noah’s Ark to pray with Jamie before surgery. The nurse was less than amused.

After many tears and hugs, we all reluctantly left Jamie waiting to be wheeled back into surgery. And then the waiting began. And we’re not sure time has ever moved more agonizingly slowly. But, the surgical nurse was great about updating Trevor and here are the highlights.

The surgery started at 3:45 p.m, and we got the first report at 6:00 p.m. that Dr, Grant, the surgical oncologist, was finished with his part and everything went well. Dr. Potter, the plastic surgeon, began his part and we were told it would be one and a half more hours.

One thing that has been so evident is how amazingly thoughtful Jamie’s friends are and we also got to find out how sweet Ashley’s are too by being our personal Favor and bringing dinner. Thank you, Kimberly Alexander and Amy Campbell!

As hard as it was for Mom to leave her daughter at the hospital, she was so helpful with holding down the fort and taking care of the boys after school, juggling tutors, dinner and Hunter not feeling well. He told her cake would make him feel better and we’re pretty sure she fell for that.

Dr. Potter came out at 8 p.m. and told us that her tissue was healthy and everything looked very promising. Chris and Meredith Messick showed up for one last round of hugs and now we are counting the minutes until we get to go see her and share the happy news that all went well. We’re hoping Jamie will be able to go home Thursday and maybe even late Wednesday night if her pain is being managed. But, that is the advantage of being married to an anesthesiologist.

We have no idea what her recovery will look like, but the doctor has cautioned us that the first few days are tough. We will let you know when she feels up to having company.

This has truly been a day oF surrender and blessings.  As Jamie always says, make every day count!

” The Lord will fight for you (Jamie) and you only have to be still. ” Exodus 14:14

20 thoughts on “#byebyecancer

  1. Thanks be to God who is and was and ever will be!
    So glad it’s over and all went well. We will continue to pray for Jamie and all.
    To whoever wrote the update-thank you! Bill &Peggy Shaw

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  2. So thankful for a successful surgery. I love you Jamie!!! I truly love to see how everyone loves her so well!

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  3. I LOVE the passage you all have claimed tonight! Exodus 14–death (the Egyptians) is breathing down on the Israelites, and Moses reminds them, “Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will work for you today. For the [oppressor] whom you see today, you shall never see again. The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.” Thank you–Jamie, Krauses, Berrys, for showing us what it looks like to trust in God’s promises to go before you, to fight for you in the face of your enemy, cancer. Thank you, Dr. Grant and Dr. Potter, for being instruments in the Master’s hands.

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  4. Love and big prayers to you, Jamie, Trevor, and boys! So glad the surgery went well. Cast your cares on Him and let Him take the reigns… “This is where I end, and this is where You start. And everything I needed is everything You are. Love has come for me.” Sending our love!

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  5. Praise be to god! Thankful you are out of surgery and for the promising update and news! Praying for your pain to subside soon enough to go home quickly. Love u!!!!

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  6. So glad to hear all went well today. Jamie, her medical team and all of you have been on my mind, in my heart and prayers today. Will continue to lift all up in prayers in the days to come. Love from Houston, Shelly

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  7. So happy to hear everything went well. Continued prayers for rest and healing. Thinking of you and your family! ❤️🙏🏻❤️

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  8. Thank you for the update which is a PRAISE GOD! after the waiting and praying all day. Just a reminder that He has this because God Never Blinks. You are all dearly loved and your story will be a testimony for others to be encouraged and see God at work bringing healing and restoration. Hugs to all!

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  9. Yea….yesterday I had three precious friends in the hospital, so God brought them to my remembrance throughout the entire day and I so fervently prayed that all would go well for Jamie and her team! And thanks so much for this wonderful, uplifting report. We serve an AWESOME GOD and I know that HE is control of Jamie, her family and most of all THIS PARTICULAR SITUATION. I praise Him for his FAITHFULNESS and AMAZING GRACE AND MERCY that HE pours out so freely to us His children! Love you much! Forbes

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  10. Thinking of you, Jamie, and your boys and Trevor and Ashley and Jennifer and Dr. and Mrs. Berry. I know it’s tough right now, but this, too, shall pass. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I love you.

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  11. Thank you so much for letting her prayer warriors know. I will continue to pray for her healing and strength to be regained. She has such a support group that love her and her family! We do serve an Awesome God. He is in control and our Great Physician and Healer. Now, we do our part and pray without ceasing. He loves that. I love the song I Surrender All and how appropriate at the right time. I love you, Jamie!

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  12. So happy that it went well. I know these next few days will be tough but us Jamie’s are tough! With God’s strength and direction…we are unstoppable! My love to Jamie and my whole family. Love you all so much.❤️❤️❤️

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  13. Jamie, you have always been a part of our “family.” When one hurts, we all hurt. When one rejoices, we all rejoice! And now we all have a chance to rejoice and praise God for this successful surgery. But God is not finished, he will be with you in every step of further procedures. He is sufficient for all your needs. We love you, Jamie. Our prayers continue to be with you and your precious family.

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