Ashley Jeter, MD
Medical Oncology and Hematology Specialist
Stories From Dr. Jeter’s Patients
From the time I was first diagnosed with advanced breast cancer in 2008, I knew I had an uphill battle ahead of me… so I prayed… hard. I asked God, not only to hold my hand through whatever lay ahead but to send me to “His Instruments of Healing”; hand-picked physicians by Him.
Twelve years later, God is still holding my hand and I am with the right oncologist at the right time. Dr. Ashley Jeter! We discovered a few visits in that I was close friends with her mother-in-law, a teacher at my school, and I had taught her husband Will, and both his siblings’ social studies in the eighth grade.
As Dr. Jeter explained her plan of action to me, there were many more tests included than I was used to, which made me feel initially uncomfortable, but she told me after getting the results of the initial test that we would work out a compromise (and we have) concerning the timing of tests and the number of them. She was and continues to be open to new ideas from her patients.
My first surgeon told me I probably had three years of longevity based on his expertise… that was 12 years ago. Only God knows when the end will come for me, and He has given me the wonderful gift of time to see all my children married, five grandchildren, and five grand-dogs! How blessed I am!
I conclude with an epiphany I have come to understand during my cancer journey – that we, too often, wait in anticipation for a miracle to happen in our lives; unaware that the miracle is actually life itself. Dr. Jeter is helping my miracle continue to bloom.
With utmost appreciation, respect & love,
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