I guess earlier I forgot to mention, the statistics for this type of cancer that Jan has, is 7-9 months. But, with saying that we have come in contact with people who are living 20 years after being diagnosed, who have beat the statistics. HOWEVER, we choose not to go by statistics. We believe this is in God's hands.
In Psalm 139: 13 ~ You made my whole being; you formed me in my mother's body.
I praise you because you made me in an amazing and wonderful way.
What you have done is wonderful. I know this very well.
You saw my bones being formed as I took shape in my mother's body.
When I was put together there, you saw my body as it was formed.
All the days planned for me were written in your book
before I was one day old. God, your thoughts are precious to me.
They are so many! If I could count them,they would be more
than all the grains of sand. When I wake up, I am still with you.
Jan used to have, in her words, "thin, straight stringy hair." There was a BIG possibility with radiation, she would not get her hair back. But as you've seen, she was blessed. Her hair is now very CURLY. It isn't long enough yet to know exactly what it will be like. She said she would never complain about her hair again. Not sure if you can tell, but it is curly.
Enjoy these pictures!
Janet - 09/12/08 ~ Birthday @ McAlisters. Mom