Jane completed Cycle 8 and started Cycle 9 today, Thursday, April 19th, of the experimental clinical drug trial. Jane and the team of doctors and support staff at M D Anderson have been able to manage as many of the side effects as possible to a more or less manageable level. M D Anderson is truly an impressive institution with some of the best medical care in the world.
Jane maintains a positive attitude with good energy levels and has been able to attend daily Mass on a regular basis. Jane's doctors have cleared her to undertake a pilgrimage to Lourdes, France from May 2nd to May 9th with her husband and two sisters. Upon Jane's return around the May 10th or 11th timeframe, the doctors will again perform a battery of tests to assess the drugs' effectiveness, and, depending on the test results, the medical team will outline a path forward.
Again, we cannot begin to thank all of you for the incredible generosity and acts of support through the past six months. Yes, it has been a long road but we have been blessed by wonderful family and friends who are rocks of support and love. We are humbled by the countless prayers, rosaries, and Masses and are very grateful for your continued care and concern.