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Jill Janssen Jill Janssen

This will be our way of getting updates out to everyone that knows Jill, it's easier to do it once then telling it over and over. 
Jill went into the hospital Aug 30 I do believe. Bare with me on dates I'm not perfect. Lol. From Fairmont Hospital she was airlifted to Rochester. She was very sick at the time and kept putting it off until she couldn't stand the pain anymore. It was just for cellulitis at the time, lots of fluid build up and infection. After getting to Rochester they began running lots of test and removing fluid. After removing fluid and getting her pain under control they discovered Jill had cancer. At the time they were unsure of the kind and the stage it was at. We as a family talked to doctors, doctors and more doctors. The plan was to get Jill  stronger, do a biopsy and determine the plan of action. We got her home from Rochester and she was home for a few days and then got admitted back to mayo while she worked on her strength. She was later released from the hospital and we continued working on strength.  Yesterday September 26, 2016 we made another trip to Rochester and spoke to the cancer dr. Jill is not a candidate for surgery as of now, some of her blood levels are way to high for surgery. So for now she's going to start chemo for 9 weeks. Once a week for those 9 weeks. After 9 weeks they will do a CT scan and check blood levels. If the dr likes the numbers she will have surgery to remove what is left of the tumors. If not she will do 9 more weeks of chemo. She has Stage 3b ovarian cancer and could use lots of prayers and words of encouragement.  I talked to her earlier and she's having a hard night. She said I think it's all setting in now that we actually have her first chemo treatment next week. She's going to fight this battle until the end. 

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