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June
13
2021

June Update

Hi everyone! It has been a while since the last post.

Here's a quick list of the updates:

  • Jan just finished her 4th round of chemo and is doing well.
  • Her white and red blood cell counts have been very low these past few weeks. Because of this, her chemo dose was reduced.
  • Her thyroid medication was increased, as her thyroid levels have also dropped.
  • She is still on a fentanyl patch and oxycodone but has noticed less pain from the metastases in her spine and ribs.
  • She has gained back the ~20lbs of weight that she had gradually lost thanks to the delicious food from loved ones and her daily morning exercises.

As you can imagine, she is extremely exhausted. However, she is in a solid routine; usually waking up between 5-6am and then napping between 10am-2pm and then going to bed around 5pm.

We're still waiting on additional CT scans. She is planning to have 6 rounds of chemo and will continue with immunotherapy. We're not sure if these rounds of chemo will be the end of her treatment... there is still much we don't know (and may never know). But we're thankful that the treatment has elevated Jan's health from the downward spiral that started this journey. 

Words cannot express how tremendously grateful we are for all of the love and support that we have continuously received from friends and family. We are ready for what's to come!

With love,
Elea

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Comments

  • Sandy Martin : Janice, thinking of you a lot, glad to hear you've put that weight back on etc.....
    6/21/21
  • adrienne carmack : Jan- you continue to inspire me. Praying for you! keep resting and recharging!
    6/18/21
  • Fran Lucas : Jan, I think of you often and pray for you daily. Keep fighting!
    6/17/21
  • jean hood : Thanks for update! Praying
    6/17/21
  • Dot Fogg : Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
    6/17/21
  • Andrea Tracy : So glad to have this update and glimpse of the routine - Jan going with the ebb and flow of energy. Sending love.
    6/16/21
  • Pat Phillips : So glad to hear about the progress being made! I keep praying for you Jan. Just picturing your beautiful smile. ❤🙏
    6/16/21
  • Kalane Wong : Really appreciate the update, thanks. Have been thinking often of you and your family and wishing you continued strength and good spirits. Cheering you on daily from the other coast!
    6/16/21
  • Laura Mitchell : Thank you for the update. We love seeing her get out for her walks each day and are so impressed with her smile and strength. The neighbor Mitchells
    6/15/21
  • Jim Kass : Thanks for all the updates… still praying & love for all of you! Keep on fighting Jan!
    6/15/21
  • Tim Labbe : May God bless you and your family in this trying time ! All my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Jan .
    6/15/21
  • Dora Anne Mills : Thank you for the update. Holding Jan and her family close.
    6/15/21
  • Hillary Tejada : Thank you so much for the update! Jan, sending you smiles and praying and thinking of you often. Great job on the weight gain and exercise! Love you!
    6/14/21
  • Terri Farquhar : So wonderful to hear!!! I think of you every day<3
    6/14/21
  • JohnandMarianne Ayoob : Thank you for the update. Faith and hope continues for you everyday.
    6/14/21
  • Deborah Morgan : Thank you for the update! Sending you healing loving juju.
    6/14/21
  • Alan Pelletier : Thanks for the update! We are thinking of you all.
    6/14/21
  • Deborah Hagler : Thank You for the update! Rest Restore and Lots of Love !
    6/14/21
  • Imogene Klein : I am so grateful for the update. You have been in my thoughts and prayers and love daily and will continue.
    6/14/21
  • Vicki Davis : You've been on my heart and mind lately. Thanks for the update. Sending (gentle) hugs and prayers your way!
    6/14/21
  • Marilyn McDermott : Thank you for the new information on Jan. I've been thinking about you, Jan, and praying for you. May the treatment and care you're getting keep on helping, and may all the love and good wishes sent your way do you good as well.
    6/13/21
  • Ruth Holst : Thank you for the update. I am keeping her in my prayers daily.
    6/13/21
  • Jan Thompson : Thank you very much for this information. Jan, you are quite a fighter. Keep at it!!😁❤🌼
    6/13/21
  • Cathy Zemrak : Thanks for the update. I’ve been wondering how she’s doing. So thankful that she has gained back the weight and has somewhat less pain. Prayers continue.
    6/13/21
  • Dean Kass : Thanks for the update. My kids all are wishing your continued progress Love. Dean
    6/13/21
  • Leslie Pawson : We continue to pray for all of you. With much love! 💕
    6/13/21
  • Renee Lewis : Love and inner strength are invaluable complements to the medical treatments. So good you have them all from friends, family and each other. And from us in the Lewis family Xo
    6/13/21