Focused prayers

Jun 13

Today Dr. Wonderful and I had several things to talk about:

-My cancer:  It is shrinking and breaking up.  Yes!  However, he did comment that he wishes it was shrinking and breaking up faster.  (Note: even if we couldn’t feel/find it, there would likely still be microscopic cancer.)  Ultimately, I am very happy that surgery and radiation are still tools in the arsenal of what-is-to-come.  Chemo is just round one.  Also, today I told him that I could still feel a bump under my arm; he felt it too he’s not sure if it is a lymph node because it has a funky shape.  He didn’t seem concerned about it, but I’d rather not have funky bumps, cancerous lymph nodes, or palpable cancer.  Period.

-My surgery: Dr. Wonderful confirmed that he is very confident in Dr. Awesome’s skill and talent as a surgeon.  It is great to hear that my doctors trust each other in their arena of expertise.  I have my first surgery consultation in July.  We are planning for surgery!

-My mom’s cancer: Dr. Wonderful will start treating the Rozzinator as her oncologist.  He will review her pathology and make her treatment plan.  Once we have all the lab reports in, he will look at our mother-daughter connection.  We will likely pursue looking at more genetic links.

-My gene testing: Dr. Awesome has already tested me for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes.  They are the “breast cancer genes”; if you have these genes your risk of developing breast cancer goes up by a ridiculously high percentage.  I am negative for the BRCA genes.  (This is a good thing: it means my girls are also likely BRCA negative.)  The fact that I developed “premenopausal breast cancer” makes me a major anomaly and very special: more testing seems prudent for me and for all the women/girls in my family.

I’d like you to help me.  Would you pray for the cancer?  I see Dr. Wonderful again in two weeks.  (Next week I see Nurse Practitioner Rockstar; I alternate.)  I would really like to see some dramatic shrinkage of the cancer over the next two weeks.  I would like to be dazzled by the cancer disappearance.  I would like Dr. Wonderful to be awestruck by melting cancer.  The word obliteration is resonating with me tonight.  This is one of those big hairy scary prayers again: God, please take my cancer away.  I want to pray boldly, pray specifically, pray faithfully, and pray expectantly.  Please join me!  (And thank you!)


  1. I promise you, I will.

    Much love, and always thinking of you.

  2. Shannon Weiss /

    Sending extra prayers to you and also your mom! Extra cancer kicking butt prayers!!! 🙂 xoxo

  3. Jean /

    I love when God gives a word – I love the word “obliterated” – I will join you in praying that most marvelously descriptive word…. “to remove or destroy all traces of; do away with; destroy completely.”

  4. Melissa Pizzato /

    Jen, you are always in my thoughts and I will continue to hope for the very best for you and Roz! I’m currently in Ubud, Bali, and am sending you a truckload of positivity from here! Also, I have just learnt about the proven cancer fighting agents in turmeric juice – apparently it actually stops the blood flow to and from cancerous tumours and is very good for helping to treat breast cancer tumours in particular. So, please, please, please grab some turmeric juice and start guzzling it down. You can sweeten it with honey, ginger and lemon if you don’t like the taste. I had a shot of it yesterday, just for you, and am about to order another. Helping you fight any little way I can, Mel xxxooo

  5. Praying for the obliteration of your cancer… and your mom’s, too.

  6. Lisa Mader /

    Joining you! O.B.L.I.T.E.R.A.T.I.O.N.

  7. Bonniebj /

    Love the specificity of prayers, Jen. We are there with you and your Mom all the way. Shrinkage all the way.

  8. Lacie /

    Obliterate. On it. Praying.

  9. Julie Tomaszewski /


    I’m praying now for you and your dear mother!

  10. Praying for you and your mother!

  11. newiefriend /

    Hi its me Newbie, except that user name was taken so I’m newiefriend> You are such an inspiration of hope and positive energy, I thank God for placing you girls in chemo that we can be together. I am praying boldly for your cancer, all of it, to melt away quickly. We must be bold in our request and God hears us! I am adding prayers for you to my email updates so there will be many more people around the continent praying this request for you these next two week. Think I am going to have my haircut party this weekend! My husband and I will be twinkies! See you in two weeks!

  12. Praying with and for you and your mom. Also sending good vibes your way that the cancer continues to melt away. Keep your amazing positivity going- there really is a faith/mind/body connection!!!

  13. Marsha Vonderwish /

    Praying boldly that both you and Mom will be cancer free!
    I know prayer works, I’m living proof!

  14. Ashley /

    Praying, praying, and praying some more.

    ~Ashley in Louisiana

  15. I’m on it right now for the 3 of us; you, your mom and myself 😉

  16. Praying and praying again!! For jaws to drop to the floor at how much the cancer has shrunk to NOTHING!!

  17. May your cancer be OBLITERATED (for some reason I see Space Invaders – did you ever see that old video game? – when I hear that word). AMEN!

  18. Cyndi /


  19. Katie N. /

    Of course praying for your cancer obliteration:)

  20. Tiffany Nabozny /

    Praying hard for you and asking everyone I know to do the same. Specific, hard core prayers!!

  21. Will be praying that all cancer cells leave your body in the power of Jesus’ name.

  22. Shelley Carter /

    Yes – praying for you, and your mom. Love the word obliterated. I’m on it!

  23. I add my amen to the comments above! I will be praying.

  24. I can’t tell you how many times the word “obliteration” has popped into my head over the past 36 hours, but I can tell you that every single time has been a prayer being breathed heavenward.

  25. Julie /

    Praying right now for you!
    Julie + Baby

  26. Elisabete Balcavage /

    Praying for both of you!

  27. HE holds both You & Your Mother in HIS Loving Arms ~ Continued Prayers & Peace ~ Marlayne 🙂

  28. Melissa /

    Praying for you all… carry on warrior!!

  29. I think of you, your girls, your Mom & your families everyday ~ How strong all of you are & how things will be good. Prayers & Peace 🙂