Jane was originally diagnosed with a recurrent cancer in October 2011 so the month of October 2014 represents the third anniversary (3 years!) of Jane's initial diagnosis of a recurrent, metastasized adenocarcinoma of the uterine cervix. Since that time, M D Anderson and its many doctors and staff have provided incredible professional care to Jane. Jane has been through two formal clinical drug trials and a few other more standard type chemotherapy treatments; Jane is presently on a hormone therapy protocol. To battle the related side effects that have accumulated over the past three years as a result of the cancer treatments, Jane has managed through multiple out patient procedures, hospital visits, emergency room visits, etc. and lots of help from M D Anderson supportive care to manage pain levels and related side effects.
So far, Jane continues to hold her own and stay as active as possible. Although Jane still suffers from acute pain and spasms, she remains cheerful, positive and hopeful. One of our doctors mentioned during one visit that one way to beat cancer is for cancer patients to live as virtuous and as normal a life as possible.
At this point, we are simply grateful for each day, for the small things like a visit from an old friend, and also for the big things as October 2014 is also the month of Jane's 23rd wedding anniversary. Through it all, Jane's many family and friends have been right there along the way, praying, laughing and helping Jane to get better and feel better. We could never thank you enough for all your support, love and assistance, but please know that we pray for each of you every day. We have come a long way and we are ready for the journey ahead!