St. Mary's County Times October 12, 2017 - Page 14

The County Times 14 Thursday, October 12, 2017 Growing Th rough Cancer Jan JARBOE “Bap, bap, bap! I was trying to decide if I should be trying to catch them or bat them,” Jarboe said, even as she was physically ducking while reliving the experience. She had three lumps. Two were very deep. She was diagnosed with Stage Three cancer and had a mastec- tomy in November 2008. The doctors began a very ag- gressive treatment plan. She said that she didn’t ask why her. She didn’t question it. She wasn’t angry. “I was just start- ing to process it. It wasn’t my plan. It was God’s. And if he brought me to it, he was going to bring me through it.” The chemotherapy started. It made her tired. She said she would wake up, look around, realize she was still alive and then go back to sleep. At the time, she was working at Dean Lumber and Supplies. Her co-workers donated leave so that she could take time off. She would receive the chemotherapy on Monday. Tuesday, she would feel okay. Wednesday a