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I Have Two Words For You by Jamie Dahl

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  • Help - ​When life brings you challenges that seem insurmountable, this story will show you that you are not alone, no matter your circumstances.
  • Hope - ​Jamie’s words will bring you hope, and be a light, during what may feel like your darkest days.
  • Healing - ​​Follow the path Jamie took as she outlines the healing process for her spirit, soul, and body.
Never in a million years did Jamie Dahl ever think that she would hear those fateful words, “You have cancer.” But it was those exact words that started her on the most challenging trial of her life. Jamie was a healthy, 43-year-old wife and mother of two daughters with no genetic markers or family history of breast cancer. Yet in an instant, she found herself facing this terrifying diagnosis and all of the unknowns that come along with it. Jamie was raised with a strong faith in God, but up until this point, never realized how much she would need to lean on her beliefs to get her through this trial. Through her inspiring story, she beautifully shares how God faithfully walked beside her every step of the way beginning with the day of her diagnosis. She paints a moving picture of how He never left her side using real examples and heartwarming stories.

Part One is her breast cancer journey. Jamie begins by detailing the moment she discovered a lump in her breast, continues through the agonizing process of developing her treatment plan, the challenges of chemotherapy, and finally addresses her double mastectomy surgery. Jamie articulates her thoughts and emotions through all of these stages, with both authenticity and humor. She vulnerably shares how her diagnosis affected both her husband and their daughters, and how they worked through this challenge together as a family.

Part Two is a collection of Jamie’s “gems.” These are lessons she learned along the way, tips, and tricks for other women experiencing a similar diagnosis and anecdotes for anyone facing a challenging time in their lives. She shares her insight on topics such as what it’s like to lose your hair, or how to put your life back together during the recovery stage. Even difficult and often unspoken concerns such as physical intimacy after cancer are addressed.

I Have Two Words for You is a must-read for anyone facing a breast cancer diagnosis. This book will make you feel like you are curled up on the couch with a close friend, and no question is off the table. Jamie’s words will make you laugh and make you cry, but most importantly, they will give you hope. Her inspirational story and how her faith in God remained a constant source of strength in the middle of a very dark season, is a breath of fresh air. No matter what type of storm you are facing, Jamie’s story will inspire you to believe in the impossible and live with no regrets. I Have Two Words for You is a touching guide written to help women facing breast cancer see the light at the end of the tunnel and to show them that they are not alone. Jamie believes that Her passion is to use her story to help women find the strength to go on, and to not only survive but to thrive!

Paperback, 207 pages.

Non-fiction, christian, local author.