My Story

For my Family, I love you beyond words,.

To my children, I love you with all my heart

For my friends. Youve brought me so much joy, laughter, support, and love.

And to my amazing husband Aaron, you are my hero.

No pain, nothing out of the ordinary until a couple wks ago, my right leg swelled up. Almost double the size of my left leg. I went to the Dr who was very concerned about my having a blood clot in my leg. They did 2 ultrasounds to confirm they found nothing... Nothing X 2 is still nothing right? Uh, no. Not in my case anyway. Lol I could always make something out of nothing... (l crack myself up sometimes)

I asked the Dr about a place in my lower abdomen the I had decided was just scar tissue. They did a ct scan and Voi la. There it was. A sarcoma making its way so proudly through my stomach muscles. A sarcoma is rare. Very rare. 1-2 people per million will have to deal with a sarcoma and usually on the arms or legs.

Lucky me. In my abdomen, pressing on the veins in my leg preventing the blood from flowing back out.

After the biopsy to confirm the diagnosis, I began to understand that once aggravated these things know what pain is and are going to show you. But alas, take heart, Dr's can take care of that too.

We will leave for Portland in a couple hours to OHSU. My journey beginning...
A website has been established to help Jan and Aaron with their ever mounting medical bills. thank you for your consideration.


Jan Tani posted a new journal entry, "Cruisin......".

Just returned home from my cruise to AK. What an amazing trip. Walruses, whales, all kinds of birds, so much fun with my friend of 25 years. The ship had a scooter waiting ... Read more

Tammy, Northwest Sarcoma Foundation signed Jan's Guestbook.

Have a wonderful trip Jan. I hope you enjoy every minute. Read more

Jan Tani posted a new journal entry, "7/28/14 update".

Woke up this morning with a great deal of pain through out my body. Legs are very since swollen. Went for a Dr visit yesterday a little unsure If I should since I stopped ... Read more

Tammy Wilhoite, NWSF signed Jan's Guestbook.

Jan, I haven't met you in person but Aaron reached out several months ago on your behalf and I have been following you since. You have handled this "situation" with ... Read more

Jan Tani posted a new journal entry, "What may be my final update".

To all my Facebook Friends:I will update Caring Bridge later today if I can do it without deleting my work, LOL, I can be such a clutz ... But I wanted to give an update ... Read more

Jan Tani posted a new journal entry, "Chemo and health update".

I have just ended my second type of chemo which the Dr stopped due to the less than desirable side effects. The first one worked well but since I could only have it four ... Read more

Jan Tani posted a new journal entry, "Latest update".

Had a visit to the Drs office yesterday after having one good day after the past 6. Having been extremely tired daily and having way to many dizzy spells and near blackout ... Read more

Jan Tani posted a new journal entry, "Update for 6/15/14".

I'm sorry I've been so bad about updating my journalist and letting everyone know how things go are going. I spent most of yesterday and last night in the hospital with a ... Read more

Jan Tani posted a new journal entry, "OMGOODNESS, I did it again.".

Was almost finished with my update and somehow got myself in a hurry and hit the wrong button. OK, do looks like a break is in order before I try to recreate the four ... Read more

Jan Tani posted a new journal entry, "Chemo".

Yesterday was chemo day again. My second time with the new chemo. We went over the CT scan with the Dr and can see that there are more small tumors in the lungs that are ... Read more

Jan Tani posted a new journal entry, "Sorry for the delay".

I'm sorry I've not been good over the art few wks about staying on top of this with updated entries. It has been my fault. I entered 3 updates and once I finished, I hit ... Read more

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