Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Whipple details and Hope

Hi all. Jamie here. Sitting in Denver right now, waiting to board my Seattle flight. Anxious to get home to be with my parents and give both of them big hugs. Brucie goes in for the whipple procedure tomorrow at 6:15am. He and my mom seem to be in good spirits and ready to tackle this thing. 

For those of you who would like more information about the whipple procedure, click here. The surgery is somewhat exploratory - the doctors will have a loose plan, but will change things if needed once they get in there depending on what they see. 

I've started reading the book, The Anatomy of Hope (given to me by my sweet Jordan). I'm only a few pages in, but I can tell this book is going to be a comfort to me right now. One line I love in particular so far is "During the course of an illness, hope can be imagined as a domino effect, a chain reaction in which each link makes improvements more likely. It changes us profoundly in spirit and in body." I have hope that tomorrow will go well, and now I'm waiting for that domino effect! I hope you're all hopeful too. I know Brucie is. 

More soon. Love to all,



  1. Hey there Mr. Ricks. Sending you my prayers, love, and a big bearhug for the Rick Family. You are on my mind and in my hearts. Stay strong, and keep the faith.

    Jonathan Jay Wheeler

  2. Prayers and Love being sent to the whole family!

  3. Prayers being said in your behalf, and since the DC Temple is closed for cleaning i called the St. Louis Temple and put your names on the prayer rolls there today. I hope and pray the surgery will go well tomorrow and the news is good news. Sending you my love and faith.

  4. We are praying and thinking of you all today! Love you!

  5. Our hearts and prayers are with you. Please give your sweet Mother a hug from us.