I’ve invited Jan’s older son, Matt, and her younger son’s wife, Laura, to contribute. So hopefully we’ll be hearing from them soon. I asked Matt what the update was on her plan of attack (do we like the military metaphors or not?) and this is what he had to say:

Daily radiation treatments this week in an effort to reduce the overall pain level. Begin a biphosphate treatment today (calcium replacement therapy) to help slow bone loss caused by the cancer. She will be fitted for a back brace next week (to help stabilize her back and hopefully reduce some of the pain).

Chemo begins after radiation is completed (around 14th of this month).