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Tethys41
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It is with a heavy heart that I share this; Jan passed away yesterday, surrounded by family.  I believe her name here was Jazzy1.  She had a wonderful spirit and fought hard.  She will be deeply missed.  My prayers are with her family.

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Sandy3185
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Jan was an inspiration to all of us. Her fighting spirit was such a help to me when I was just beginning my treatment and I will miss her,

Sandy

bluesmama
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RIP Jan. 

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  Thank you Kate.  I was afraid this was the case when she didn't respond to the last several emails.  God Bless her heart, this just makes me sick!  Thanks for letting us know!  Debrajo

Goldheart
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She was doing so well, 4 years Ned and 1 recurrence. That says everyone is different. It is sad news. 

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I am so sad to hear this news. I loved to read Jan's encouraging and often upbeat posts both for others and just as an example of how she was doing. I cannot quite believe she is gone. A long and courageous journey for a beautiful soul. Wishing kind thoughts to her family and close friends...

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Kate, do you know what funeral home Jan is at?  I've looked through several newspapers in her hometown with no luck.  Thanks, DebrajoFrown

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Tethys41
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I don't have any information regarding the funeral right now.  If I hear anything, I will post it here. 

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This is the saddest of news.  Jan always gave support and encouragement to others on this board.  She will be sorely missed. 

This is a wicked disease and takes too many beautiful women far to early.

 

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I just spoke to her on 8/6 while she was in the hospital.  I was getting concerned when I hadn't heard from her since last week.  I am totally speachless and so saddened.  Not only was she an inspiration but she was everyone's cheerleader.  I had sent a card to what I believed was her home address last week and now questioning myself if I sent it to the right address.  I am trying to hunt that down now.

 

 

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I have her mailing address.  Debra

RoseyR
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Dear Debrajo,

 

Am sure you remember all my posts from 2001-2013; I hope you are doing well.

 

Jan and I, sharing the same rare uterine tumor, emailed each other twice every week for the past three years, so I will sorely miss her.  I too was incredulous that she seemed to go so quicly after four years of NED.   (I suspect that perhaps her new regime of doxil and carboplatin killed her immune system and made her lose way too much weight; when she was finished, one of the lymph node tumors had regressed, but two more were growing LARGER and impinging on her kidney function.)

 

Perhaps the naturopath we were both seeing can figure out what went wrong; if I hear anything, I'll let you know.

 

In the meantime, if I might have Jan's address would like to write a note o deep condolence to her husband her her only child, daughter Brittany.

 

And please let me know how you yourself are doing.  (I will be three years out of treatment at the end of August--and as far as I know, NED and feeling well.  On the other hand, I've chosen not to scan and expose myself to so much radiation from CTs, so who really knows what's going on?  And you?

Warmly,

Dianne  (if you want my private email, let me know via message function.)

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Teamkelly
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I am so sad to hear this news. She was a kind sweet encourager. Her loss is great for everyone on this board, she always had good advice and an encouraging word. I am so sad for her daughter, she wanted to live and see her all grown up. May God comfort her family.

Nicki

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I'm so sad to hear this. Prayers to her friends and family, and to all who are fighting this dreadful battle. She will certainly be missed. 

RIP dear Jan.

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Thanks for letting us know.   I feel so sad.   Prayers to her family and friends.

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I am so sorry to hear of Jan's passing.  She was an inspiration to all of us and a kind soul.  What a terrible loss to her family, friends and this board. 

 

Cathy 

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I am sick to my stomach. Good heath and Best wishes to everyone!!!!!!Jan is at peace.

Judemo
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What a beautiful spirit she is and now she is free of pain and suffering.  Jan, although I'm newer to this board, after reading through all of the older posts, I realized you were an awesome person and a wonderful support to many peeps on this discussion board.  Thank you for all you did for us.  May you rest in peace.

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It happened to Me
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Even though I am new to this group, there are certain names that you see quite often.  Jazzy1 was one of them.  Most of you who replied prior to mine are others.  I've never seen the love and support and encouragement and the openess that this group has.  I will be praying for the family.  My heart is hurting.  Thank you for letting us know.

Jeanette

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Jan was such a fighter.  I was afraid something was wrong when she did not answer my e- mail.  She had always answered them right away.  I am just sick to hear this.  My tears are flowing.  I feel like I lost a friend.  Jan was always so positive and encouraged others.  She was always looking for alternative things to fight the cancer as well as the traditional meds.  I know she was so encouraged with the naturopath she was consulting, she ate healthy and exercised..  I know the Doxil took a tole on her body.  I am deeply saddened and  send my deepest sympathy to her husband and daughter.  Her daughter just graduated from college.  I try to find joy in each day,but it will be hard today.  At least Jan is at peace.  Another courageous warrior has lost the fight of this horrible disease.

RoseyR
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Although I haven't been on the boards for nearly a year, I hope you remember me, Ro.  We had a wonderfu group of women between 2011-203 (just as wonderful NOW, I am sure) who regularly posted: ReWrter, California Girl, Hellie, Nempark, Tethys, Jan, and I among them.   What a great online community we sustained for so long  Because Jan and I had the same rare uterine cancer (carcinosarcoma), we were emailing each other about twice a week for the past year to two--so I will sorely miss her.

You are right: she was a wonderful, positive, spirited woman who has departed too soon.

Let us continue to seek the best treatments and nutritional approaches to our disease not only for our own sakes, but in memory of JAN

Hope you are doing well, Ro; am so encouraged to see you still posting here; I may rejoin CSN (once a week at least?) in the coming year.

 

Warmly,

RoseyR

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I have missed your posts.  I hope you do come back and post once in a while.  Newbies need to know that you are doing well.  It is so scary what is on the internet, so they need to hear from survivors.  Glad you are doing well.  I have had 2 recurrences and am working on a third.  Hope to hear Tuesday when I go to my onocologist if I am a candidate for cyber knife or surgery to remove an enlarged lymph node in my mediastinal area.  

We continue to have a wonderful group of ladies posting.  They are supportive, caring, and encouraging.  They freely share information.  Hope you will rejoin us.

Pat51
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We have all lost a dear friend and great presence on this board.  She always had encouragement and information.  I knew that she was a having a few problems but thought that she was getting things under control again.  I am deeply saddened by this news. RIP Jan you will be greatly missed.

ellen5121
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Though I am a newbie on the USPC journey, I have been touched and inspired by the support, knowledge and love that is conveyed from so many of you. I send condolences to Jan's family and loved ones, including the many women warriors who generously share their experiences and wisdom and give strength to one another by posting on this discussion board.

artist49
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I just can't believe this. Wasn't her recurrence just a short few months ago? What a lady! I always made sure to read every word of

her posts - always intelligent and compassionate. Her absence these past weeks left me with a sinking kind of feeling but I

was in denial until today. Sincere condolences to her family and friends.

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Thank you SO much for letting us know Tethys41.  Jan was so wonderful with her advice and support, and I always looked forward to reading her posts.  If you have the chance to pass along any messages to her family PLEASE let them know her heart was open and giving to all the women on this board and will never be forgotten.

This is just so sad to me and I am so grateful for the opportunity to have "met" her.

Ro, like you, it has brought tears to my eyes.

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I went and found her profile so we could all see her beautiful smiling face one more time.  I know God opened His arms wide to welcome this wonderful woman home. She was truly a blessing to us all.

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Sad news!  I didn't "know" her well - I'm kind of new here. But I do know Jan was one of the first to respond with helpful & hopeful answers. She will be missed by many.

Barb

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I am so sorry and very saddened to hear of Jan's passing.  She had a great fighting spirit and was always upbeat and encouraging.  She is the second friend this year I have lost to cancer.  During my chemo back in 2011, I met a friend that had peritoneal cancer and she was 63 and fought the disease for almost 4 years and then she passed away earlier this year.  Both of my friends were young by today's standards and passed away far too soon.

 I will miss Jan as she was a friend of mine on the Board as will so many other women that knew her here on the Board as well.  I will keep Jan and her family in my thoughts and prayers.

Cheerful

a/k/a Jane

Goldheart
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im just so sad since i heard this sad news. jan was my inspiration. i always read her posts. I have been feeling very hopeless. Does anyone know what happened? She was NED for 4 years. Our oncologist says the longe you stay in Ned the longer you would live. I thiught jan had a good chance to live  longer than 5 years???

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My sincerest condolences to Jan's family and friends. May she rest in peace.

DebiR
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I didn't know Jan other than reading her postings that were and they were always so informative and supportive.  It does seem so sudden so hopefully we will learn more about what happened in time.

I feel like I got to know her from this group and I know she will be missed by many.  

My deepest condolences to her friends and family.

Debi

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Jan was a true inspiration.  I'm so sad and will miss her. 

Suzanne

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This news has devasted me.  We had the same diagnosis and I considered her my hero.  She had survived and I thought that if she could then I could.  I am facing another round of chemo and I miss her.  I love you, Jazzy1

 

Myra

Uterine Carcinosarcom stage 3C1

dx May, 2012

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I was so stunned when I read this yesterday that I was unable to respond till now.  I hope her family sees this thread to know how much she has meant to so many people fighting this terrible disease.  She reached out and touched us.  She will be remembered.

Sisters three
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This is hard to hear, bless her for all her compassion and helpful advice. She was never afraid to get personal in order to help. So sad.

 

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Prayers for her family and friends. She was such a positive person and was so giving of her  own journey and treatment. I was miss her. She and I shared the same type and grade of uterine cancer just a couple of years apart. She shared a lot with me and I with her. I cannot believe that she is gone. I know that she is at peace.now.and not in any pain but it breaks my heart. Trish

jzubrzycki
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This is my first time posting, but I've been following these discussions and reading the boards since 2010. My mom was diagnosed with endometrial cancer back in 2008 and it recurred in 2010. It's been such a journey. She passed this May and I still can't believe it. It happened so fast. When I heard about Jan, I just still can't believe it either. She was a rock! Just solid and encouraging and gave me hope in the journey with my mom. Does anyone know what happened? The reason I ask is that my mom was on Doxil and doing great...but it started to take a huge toll on her body and she turned FAST. I thought Jan was on Doxil too?

Sending lots of love, peace and comfort to her family, friends, all of you and Jan.

I believe
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Jan was such a strong, positive, caring person and I will never forget her great support from the date my mother was diagnosed with cancer till she passed away.

Rest in Peace Jan and I am sure you are happy now where you are

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I could have said goodbye.

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We seem to have become quite a family here. Some share,others listen,some have lots of words of encouragement and some have few. I didn't know Jan personally, but I feel a cancer connection to her as with the rest of you. We all must have hope and tow the line just like Jan did and appreciate each every day as they come.

Love, your cancer sister, Tami

SUNGRANNY
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I'm so saddened to hear of the loss of Jan.  My thoughts and prayers of comfort and peace are with her family and friends.

Her strong spirit, helpful posts, encouragement and energy will be greatly missed.  

Jan, may you be at peace.

Sara

 

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I havent been on the boards for awhile and was shocked to read about Jan.  I can't say more than what you all have said... she was such a sweet woman and gave such wonderful advice.  I'm just so sad...

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It happened to Me
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Thanks for putting the link up.  I think that will help alot of us with some closure and will let the family know just how influential she was.

Jeanette

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I can't begin to tell you how grateful I am that you posted this.  Seeing the pictures of  Jan with her family DOES help.  We are such a big part of such a small part of each other's lives.  I appreciate sharing the bigger picture.  Although I am more a spiritual than religious person , I found the Bible quote quite moving.

Also, I am glad to be able to make a donation to the American cancer society in her name.

Judemo
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Wow, that link to Jan's obit memorial is a beautiful video.  You get a sense how lovely she is, inside & out.

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Thank you, Tethys41.  We were all so very lucky to have met Jan in our lives.

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It brought tears to my eyes again.  Jan will truly be missed, she touched so many lives.  I wish peace and comfort for her family.  What a beautiful daughter Brittany is.  

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Thank you for the link.   

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Thank you so much for letting us all know what the arraingments are going to be.  How like Jan to donate her body to science!  Even in death she helping others find a cure.  Thank you Kate for being with us...take care, Debra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thank you Tethys41 for providing us with the obituary link.  Although I didn't know Jan like so many others, I cried when I watched her photos.  She was a warm and upbeat woman who left her mark on us and left this world way too soon.  It is a tribute to her to be remembered with warm feelings.  I hoped that she could beat the cancer and I pray for a cure for each and everyone of you beautiful women here.

Take care,

Cathy

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