Update: Jan has passed

Trubrit
Trubrit Member Posts: 5,643 Member
edited September 2019 in Colorectal Cancer #1

Our dearest forum friend, JanJan, has arrived at the end of her beautiful life here on earth. 

She is at this time, slipping away, and I wouild like to ask you to pray for peace as she passes. She has already suffered so much through this journey, she deserves a peacefuil, painless end. 

I will keep you updated. 

Tru

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  • NewHere
    NewHere Member Posts: 1,393 Member
    No...

    I was thinking of her and Karen yesterday and was looking for recent posts.  I am sitting here crying...

  • suzycruise76
    suzycruise76 Member Posts: 160 Member
    edited September 2019 #3
    So sorry

    to hear that. I was already looking for her posts,she just disappeared some time ago.

    And yes,Trubrit is right-she suffered so much,she deserves painless and peaceful end of her life.

    Such terrible news!

  • Butt
    Butt Member Posts: 352

    OMG......

  • beaumontdave
    beaumontdave Member Posts: 1,223 Member
    She fought so hard, and was

    She fought so hard, and was so open about everything she was going through, in her daily life, with her treatments. Her honesty and vulnerability, let you feel as close as any can on a blog like this. I wish you peace Jan.........................................................Dave

  • PamRav
    PamRav Member Posts: 338 Member
    So very sad

    She fought so bravely and for so long.   Praying for a peaceful transition.

    I hope that there are plenty of horses in heaven for her to ride 

  • abita
    abita Member Posts: 1,135 Member
    I was just thinking about her

    I was just thinking about her. And starting to worry, but she would take breaks, so I had hope. 

    This is devastating news. She is such a great person.

  • abita
    abita Member Posts: 1,135 Member
    Can you share what happened?

    Can you share what happened? I thought she was at a good point. On a break from chemo, and enjoying that. We private chatted a bit because I asked her about the drug she was on because was similar to mine. I am just so very sad. Does she get to be at home to say goodby to her beloved horse? Thank goodness I am working from home as this brings tears to my eyes.

  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,643 Member
    abita said:

    Can you share what happened?

    Can you share what happened? I thought she was at a good point. On a break from chemo, and enjoying that. We private chatted a bit because I asked her about the drug she was on because was similar to mine. I am just so very sad. Does she get to be at home to say goodby to her beloved horse? Thank goodness I am working from home as this brings tears to my eyes.

    Facebook

    Our forum firend Lily Flower alerted me to a post from Jan's daughter on Facebook this morning.  I do not have a detailed report, only that her decline was sudden, as she was doing quite well for a while.  

    As you may remember, she took a trip to the Grand Canyon in April, and was feeling relatively good.  I am so glad she took that trip. 

    She is unconcious at this time, and thus no longer responding to her family. Her daughter siad that she believe Jan can still hear what is said to her, and I bet that is true. I asked her daughter to whisper in her ear that we all love her, though in her own twilight world, I am sure she knows. 

    Tru

     

  • abita
    abita Member Posts: 1,135 Member
    Trubrit said:

    Facebook

    Our forum firend Lily Flower alerted me to a post from Jan's daughter on Facebook this morning.  I do not have a detailed report, only that her decline was sudden, as she was doing quite well for a while.  

    As you may remember, she took a trip to the Grand Canyon in April, and was feeling relatively good.  I am so glad she took that trip. 

    She is unconcious at this time, and thus no longer responding to her family. Her daughter siad that she believe Jan can still hear what is said to her, and I bet that is true. I asked her daughter to whisper in her ear that we all love her, though in her own twilight world, I am sure she knows. 

    Tru

     

    Thank you. We chatted towards

    Thank you. We chatted towards the end of July, and she was full of optimism. So weird to survive this long, then to go suddenly.

  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,643 Member
    Thoughts from Jan's daughter

    I have been in touch with Jan's daughter. she asked me to pass on this message.

    Tell the others on the forum not to let this break anyone's hope, this is simply a matter of bad luck with all other things that ended up going on in conjunction with the cancer that prevented her from finishing treatment.

    And Jan is at home, which makes me happy to know.

    Tru

  • myAZmountain
    myAZmountain Member Posts: 417 Member
    So so sad to hear this.

    Have missed Jan Jan on the forum and am heartbroken to hear she is nearing the end of her life--glad she is at hoe with her beloved family and horses. 

  • zx10guy
    zx10guy Member Posts: 273
    No words.  Just simply gutted

    No words.  Just simply gutted.

  • Ruthmomto4
    Ruthmomto4 Member Posts: 707 Member
    I am devastated over this news

    i have been thinking of her all day. I hope she passes peacefully. She will be missed.

  • SandiaBuddy
    SandiaBuddy Member Posts: 1,272 Member
    Best wishes

    I am an atheist, so I do not offer prayers, but JanJan has my best wishes for a peaceful passing.  I am so glad she took the trip to Grand Canyon and had a good time there with her daughter.  Cancer makes us each face, both rationally and emotionally, that life is finite.  But that does not make the passing of a friend any easier.  Thanks for letting us know, Tru.  

  • Kazenmax
    Kazenmax Member Posts: 458 Member
    My heart aches to hear this

    My heart aches to hear this news. JanJan always had a loving, gentle, caring voice for everyone on this board. Thanks Tru for letting us know. She had an encouraging word for me always and I so appreciate her.

    sending my love to her and her family.

    k

  • Sestra17
    Sestra17 Member Posts: 65 Member
    Sad

    I don't post much, but follow you all. Jan was so inspiring and I am sorry to hear this. She will fly on Angel wings.

  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,715 Member
    Sad

    I've been thinking of her and wondered how she was doing.  Her and her family are in my prayers.  May see be peaceful as this journey for her has been so difficult.

    Kim

  • Canadian Sandy
    Canadian Sandy Member Posts: 727 Member
    Peace for Jan in her passing.

    Peace for Jan in her passing. I am so sorry this had to happen so soon. She offered so much to people on this site and will be missed. Jan  is in Gods hands now. 

  • AnneO1965
    AnneO1965 Member Posts: 182
    I'm so sorry to hear this.. I

    I'm so sorry to hear this.. I didn't know her well, but she was one of the first to welcome me to the forum. The sadness I am feeling is astonishing to me.

     

    I wish you peace JanJan, and a quick and easy passing.. You are a inspiration... God speed

  • Peter_S
    Peter_S Member Posts: 109
    Such Sad News..

    Jan was one of the very first people to welcome me to this forum and the first to send me a private message, my memories of her are sweet and clear. She often said/wrote that she was happy in knowing she would never grow old and end up "parked in a wheelchair at some facility" nor would she be an ongoing burden to her family.

     

    I admired her insight and the love and support she was always happy to share - I wish her and her family peace, peace and love - always love.