Update {February 12, 2013}

Jane met with her team of doctors today, Tuesday February 12, 2012, at MD Anderson for a regularly scheduled visit.  As Jane is taking only the ABT 348 during the month of  February, she is feeling much better in general.  Although her energy and stamina levels are good, she is still battling certain side effects, namely really  bad headaches from time to time, elevated blood pressure and lymphedema, among others. The doctors have prescribed medications to address these matters and Jane continues to soldier on with a positive attitude.

Jane felt good enough this month to attend a silent four day retreat at the Featherock Conference  Center located in Schulenberg, Texas.  The spiritual activities at the Center are entrusted to

Opus Dei, a personal prelature of the Catholic Church.  More information about retreats and other activities at the Center for men and women can be found at "www.featherock.org".  Jane's older sister, Jeanie from Shreveport, Louisiana, accompanied Jane on the retreat so we are not so sure about the "silent" nature of the retreat!  
We continue to be amazed at the incredible level of support, assistance and prayers since Jane was diagnosed with a stage 4, recurrent and metastasized cancer in October, 2011. Among other things, we love attending (when Jane is able to do so) the regular Monday night rosary at 8 pm which has been organized by Jane's dear friend, April, and which is held at the St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church's  Adoration Chapel with mostly our friends' children leading each decade of the rosary - - - how inspiring to hear the young, beautiful voices of the Church speak to heaven requesting the intercession of the Virgin Mary for Jane!