Jennifer’s Story

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Journal entry by Jennifer Gray

Well there has been a lot of changes, all of them out of my control.  January 2nd my surgical oncologist office called saying that my surgeon was no longer with the city of hope and all her surgeries were cancelled. You can imagine the shock and confusion. They didn't say why they just said she is not coming back and is not practicing anywhere else. It's as if God wanted to really make sure I trusted him and understood that he, and he alone, was in control.
January 3rd brought more confusion, frustration, and fear. My plastic surgeon's office called as well as my oncologist telling me that I needed to have surgery without delay and would try to find me a new surgical oncologist. By the end of January 3rd they had found me a new surgical oncologist but the new surgeon was out of my network. 
Monday January 6th I found out I'd be meeting this new surgical breast oncologist on January 8th and having surgery January 10th. I met with the surgical oncologist and was so touched by her compassion and expertise. She had never heard of this happening before (my surgeon up and leaving), especially in the cancer world. She assured me and my family that she would take care of me and was so terribly sorry that this stress was added to our plate. Also it was on the 8th that we found out she actually was in-network with my insurance. Talk about how God was in control!!! It was almost as if I could see him moving and working all things together for my good these past two weeks. 
Tonight I want to say thank you again. Thank you for the prayers. For the messages. For the love that has not grown tired. I know its been a long haul... 6 months have already past. To tell you the truth I can't believe I'm already having surgery tomorrow. It really hasn't sunk in quite yet, however I'm sure it will once I wake up from anesthesia!!!
If I could ask for anything, it would be to continue to pray for Kevin, Nathan, and I. It will most likely be a tough couple weeks at the minimum. I am blessed beyond belief to have such an amazing family and support system. Thank you all so much again and I'll keep ya posted.
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