Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The Big Finish

Everyone make time today to toast to the big finish of this long road of treatment.

Thank you to all of you for your thoughts, prayers, letters, emails, cards, rides she has certainly found out how big her group of "Peeps" is.

 Today is the last of the radiation treatments.  Hurrah!  From here forward cells will stop being destroyed and Jan can rebuild all those healthy cells.  Her hair is coming in well ever since the end of Chemo, she is regaining her strength, and she only has a few things that still don't taste just right.  She is back to trying to do all things at once and rarely sits still.  We are at almost one year from when this road began and it has been a long haul but what a trooper!

 Good Job Mom!

A recent day out with Janet & Carol 2 of her sisters. We were
trying to figure out how to "facetime" with Sharon in Kentucky
but didn't have a wifi connection. It was a 3 hour lunch so if we
did figure it out it would have been a 4 hour lunch.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013


Jan is home and doing really well.  She is glad to have that behind her and moving forward.  Another. 4 weeks recovery then a month of radiation and done.  We are all looking forward to celebrating the end of treatment.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Surgery day

Mom's surgery was slightly delayed starting around 1:30 they finished around 4.  All went as planned and we were able to see her around 7.  She was awake and seemed to be very clear.  A heaviness at the surgery site but all things considered doing well.  Thanks for all the prayers and well wishes!  We will see how she is doing if she can come home tomorrow or the next day.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Chemo --- Done.

Chemo is done and finally a 3 1/2 week rest/recovery before the surgery May 6.  The staff met her with balloons, lots of goodies and hugs.  What a rough time when you are facing chemotherapy but an amazing staff really helps you to face it down.  Back at home more flowers to celebrate.  Call, email or even better stop by she is always ready for visitors.  We'll continue to keep you posted with the progress.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Wahoo!! Last of these treatments!

Well on Thursday Jan gets the last in this series of treatments and she is more than ready to be moving on.  Numbers have been good so she has stayed on schedule having only delayed treatment once so that is good news.  She has tolerated this series pretty well but as she nears the end she is much more tired, the cumulative effect is catching up to her.  With the end of these treatments she'll say goodbye to this great staff, it is a tough area to work in but they never show it.  Most anywhere but the nursery in a hospital is difficult but oncology is the hardest day in day out, when you see a group in action that works this well you are inspired.  They have made a difficult road to travel easier ---A huge Thank You to all of you!

Jan will get about a 4 week rest before having surgery on May 6, then another rest, some radiation and then I'm sure we'll see her back to full speed.

Keep the well wishes headed her way, emails, texts however you communicate.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

#6 Done

Halfway through this round of treatments---Hurrah!  She's getting there ---numbers are good, although she still has side effects they are more tolerable than the last round of chemo so that is good.  A week of visitors made for a happy Jan, nothing can make her happier than visitors and of course trying to avoid germs isn't easy for her.  I equipped her with a lot of hand sanitizers and she is trying to behave in that department.

All hooked up.

Helping out with Draw Something....

Quick visits from children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, great grand puppies, sister, brother in law it was a busy week which helps pass the time till Jan is back to full speed!

Maci doesn't stop long enough for many pictures.

Washing baby puppies
At Grandmas you get to sleep on the couch!
and on nice quilts!
Are you going to make me move?

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Treatment #5 and 7 to go!

Always glad to get this text on Thursday it means we are one closer to kicking this!  

A few side affects from this treatment but her energy level is good which makes tolerating it easier.  She has even worked a few hours lately which we all know how Jan loves to work.   Keep her in your thoughts!