Plain Jane Update

We’ve documented Plain Jane’s battle with cancer. I’ve talked with her periodically (she is such a joy) and it’s high time we give our community an update. Here is Plain Jane-

(Oh, one last thing. Regarding the thumbnail picture, that is Plain Jane. Some might bristle and think my choice is strange considering her challenges. But you have to know Plain Jane, and believe me, she is howling at the choice because she has a wicked sense of humor.)

To the Finest Deplorables ever,

Thank you all for your prayers. Besides giving me a cushion of love, you have made a difference in the healing process.  My side effects have been mild.  The healing so far has made my very doctors happy.  Much has been done and if the next step works, I have possibly a long road ahead with Immunotherapy every three weeks possibly for life, but that is fine.   If it doesn’t work, then a relatively short road.  Lol.

I am not too proud to ask for prayers once more, so I am. 

I was very sick with various things for over a year before being diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer in January 2020.  Since then I have completed 18 hits of chemo and Immunotherapy (6 three day rounds) and several hits of just Immunotherapy so far.  Most of the cancer has gone into remission in my liver, spleen, femur, neck lymph node and brain.  There never was any in my lungs even though it is called metastasized Small Cell Lung Cancer.  Why the name,  I have no idea other than someone is making hay or dollars from having cancers named such so it it is applied to the lungs. 

Scans now say that even though the large lesions in my brain have shrunk immensely, two new small lesions have appeared in my brain.   I will be starting a full compliment (10 hits over a two week period) of radiation on my whole brain starting this coming Monday.

Although I would be happy to go home to Jesus, my family and friends are pulling for me to fight the cancer.  I am trying because of some things that transpired through this which leads me to believe God wants me to fight.  I don’t know what He wants for me, but whatever it is, I know prayers will help. 

Please know that I have asked God to please share any prayers for me, or my potential remission,  with others who are in a bad situation and don’t have anyone to pray for them, don’t know Him, and since I wound up with two Muslim doctors, for conversion of Muslims,  others who don’t know the Lord, our God and the pray-ers themselves. I believe in sharing and that God multiplies prayers.

Again, thank you all, you wonderful Deplorables and God bless you and yours always,
Plain Jane

65 Comments on Plain Jane Update

  1. God bless you!
    Praying in the name of Jesus Christ to God our Father, Creator of the heavens and Earth.
    If He can speak all this into being He can certainly heal.
    Prayers for your mind staying strong too.

  2. Praying for you Plain Jane, I’ve started a prayer journal for all my peeps at iotw who are going through tough times. May the Lord stay by your side during this trying time and comfort you. God Bless 🕊️❤️🙏

  3. WOW! and she still wants to be part of a IOTW meet and greet…..Your one tough broad….where was it?…Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan?….I’d drive the 1000 miles just to witness the inner strength of Plain Jane and share a meal…..Somebody out that a way needs to organize something…..Be well and heal completely, God Bless you PJ!!!

  4. Lord God, please wrap your loving arms around Jane today and forever. Give her the strength she needs to fight your good fight as she is willing to go through this for you. Amen and pass the ammo.

    Ammo: prayers and more prayers, and God’s strength and wisdom to fight.

    Jane, you are a blessing to all who know you. That includes those of us who just see words on a page. Those words are you and we know you and love you.

  5. Hoping all goes smoothly for you Jane and hope it goes quickly too. I’m having a talk with the big boss and asking for him to look out for you. He doesn’t talk back but he always hears!

  6. Prayers for you PJ. I am a firm believer in immunotherapy. It has done wonders for me. Sure the chemo immuno and radiation are a pain in the azz, but we did get donuts and coffee during the infusion. Ya learn to appreciate the little things. Speedy recovery to you.

  7. …God Bless this Lady.

    This is a little personal to me because PJ has reached out to help me in pain in the past when she didn’t even know me, and was able to impart some of her God-given wisdom to help me with some past issues just based on what she’d seen on a silly post. And I strongly suspect I am not the ONLY one. God uses people, and I am firmly convinced that He has His finger on our dear Jane, and that He won’t call her home until the task He has appointed for her is complete by His lights, which for those of us selfish folk like ME, we hope and pray isn’t for a very long time yet. I have a very, very sketchy view from her posts and some private correspondence she blessed me with of her, and while there is a LOT to read in THAT book and I’ve only seen a paragraph or two, I am convinced that the Book of Life entry on “Plain Jane” will be filled with her love of the Lord and her tireless struggles against the evils of this world on His behalf, and in the devil’s despite.

    One day, the Lord will instruct our Jane to lay her trophies down and come to Him that He may tell her “Well done, my good and faithful servant”. All of us have a time appointed, but not all of us have that Blessed Assurance. Jane is one that has worked to be a light for us to guide us to Heaven, even in this silly and sometimes profane forum, and has never been anything else but a shining beacon of hope. I know that she will be taken one day, but I would prefer not dwell on that, as she herself does not, but rather to enjoy our time with her and what light the Lord gives her to share with us, and to appreicate her support and love for we complete strangers for as long as it lasts, for the love of the Lord is all we are left with after all else falls away, and it is all that will endure beyond the grave.

    I don’t expect to ever meet her in the circles of the world, but I sincerely hope to be able to meet her at the feet of the Lord, when we’re shed of all the ills and snares of the sin-stained world and can share the joys of light and love in incorruptable bodies and untainted minds. I still wrestle with demons that may make that a forlorn hope, but Jane is one that has helped me towards the Lord, so if we don’t meet on the streets of gold, it’s through no fault of hers. Again, may the Lord bless you and uplift you, Jane, and may you sit at His feet in His time and rest in His arms.

    Dear Lord, we ask that you comfort our sister in Christ in this, and every hour of her need. Please touch her during her earthly trials, guide the hands and minds of her doctors as her Ultimate Physician, walk around her bedside to quell the side effects of the clumsy medicine of Man, and hold her from the deciets and the doubts the devil brings us all when faced with the realities of our mortal bodies and corruptable flesh. Make Your sign upon her as You keep her from sickness and pain, shrink the lesions in ways that doctors with their earthly medicine cannot comprehend, and give her full and complete healing that only You can bring, that all who know of Jane can see it as a sign and know that it is to Your glory that she is healed. Restore her in body, in mind, and in indomitable spirit that she may be a stranger to illness until at last it is the time You have appointed for her to return home.

    And we ask it all in the precious name of Jesus, amen.

    “2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

    3 For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth.

    4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.

    5 Beloved, thou doest faithfully whatsoever thou doest to the brethren, and to strangers;

    6 Which have borne witness of thy charity before the church: whom if thou bring forward on their journey after a godly sort, thou shalt do well:
    7 Because that for his name’s sake they went forth, taking nothing of the Gentiles.

    8 We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be fellowhelpers to the truth.”

    3 John 3:2-8

    God Bless,

  8. God, please hold tight to PJ.
    Give her the strength that she needs to get through this.
    I ask that those she comes into contact with, will see You shining through her.
    I pray for strength and peace for her family and friends as they support PJ.
    I ask in Jesus name

  9. Prayers your way, Plain Jane. Kick cancer’s ass! You got a lot of boots here willing to step up and help with the kicking! 🙏🏻

  10. I love that I can cry for someone I’ve never met but love anyway. God bless and keep you in His care, Jane.

  11. I believe you will recover because Jesus says “Ask, and you shall receive.” I’m asking, you’re asking, we’re all asking and praying for you, PJ.

  12. Jane, I just finished sending an email to my church for our prayer chain.

    I know of another who is doing the same. I wouldn’t doubt that many many more are, also. We are going to storm the gates of Heaven for you, dear sister.

  13. I don’t know what I can add to what everyone else has said but to echo their own thoughts and prayers and love and add my own. May you get through this time stronger than before, and may you face this time with peace in your heart.

  14. I too, am praying for you, Plain Jane. Prayers are so powerful, and it is wonderful to have such an outpouring of prayer from this IOTW group.

    You all are the reason I rely on this site for so much of my insight and calm. What a beautiful manifestation of Christian values. I am honored to call all of you my friends.

  15. O FATHER of mercies and God of all comfort, our only help in time of need; Look down from heaven, we humbly beseech thee, behold, visit, and relieve thy sick servant for whom our prayers are desired. Look upon her with the eyes of thy mercy; comfort her with a sense of thy goodness; preserve her from the temptations of the enemy; give her patience under her affliction; and, in thy good time, restore her to health, and enable her to lead the residue of her life in thy fear, and to thy glory. Or else give her grace so to take thy visitation, that, after this painful life ended, she may dwell with thee in life everlasting; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

    P.S. Love the picture.

  16. God Bless you PJ….
    I am going to a healing Mas tonight, and I shall keep you
    in my prayers xo

  17. “I am not too proud to ask for prayers once more, so I am”.

    Not so Plain, but Perfect Jane. I flit in and out so sporadically here at Big Fur’s House, this is the first I’ve heard of your cancer (curse that nasty word) 🤬
    Never, ever be “too proud” to ask others for the thing that is a joy to give…prayer. I’ve often been reminded that to deny (receive) a gift from anyone is to deny that person the joy they derive from the giving.

    Fervent prayers that you shall receive God’s gifts in abundance (and that includes the care you receive from your doctors/nurses and loved ones) and more importantly, I wish for you peace and serenity that comes from trusting His will for you in all things.

  18. Whatta gal! With a fighting spirit like that, I can’t believe there’s anything “plain” about her. Best wishes in your fight, Extraordinary Jane, and may the angels always have your six o’clock.

  19. When you find yourself in a bad spot, don’t stop, keep moving.
    God bless and keep you, praying for the best.

  20. You are amazing, Plain Jane. Thank you for sharing your thoughts above and of course, I will add you to my prayer list. What a testimony you have! Blessings to you, dear child of God. May you be strengthened in every way- body, soul, and spirit.

  21. One of my favorite faith stories is of a priest whose prayers were known to be particularly effective. When asked what his secret was, he said he always put God on the spot by thanking him in advance. So: I thank the Good Lord for your renewed health and continued happiness.

  22. Plane Jane, thanking God for continuing to provide grace and mercy in your life. You are a great inspiration and your encouragement and God inspired desire for others to know the Lord is awesome. Will keep you in my prayers.

  23. Plain Jane. Looks like I gave you a new screen name, “Plane Jane” accidentally. Hope you have a good sense of humor. Somehow, I think you do. 🙂

  24. Thank you for everything you’ve done for me, dear friend. Sending you my love and prayers for God’s blessings always, and his healing hand upon you and strength for your family. I KNOW God still has important work for you to do! (And I have work for you to do, too—so there! You can’t check out yet!)

  25. Was out working when I learned of this post. Got my whole church praying for you since then, PJ !

    Love you much!

  26. Wow, your attitude is amazing. It reflects your faith and inner strength. I am ready Lord, but if that is not your plan at this time, make me instrument of your love to inspire others.

    I pray that God works through the hands and minds and hearts of your medical staff. I pray that He is not finished with you and can certainly patiently wait many more years before welcoming you into His Kingdom.

    All the best to you Plain Jane.

  27. Plain Jane, you probably already know this but I’ll say it as a friendly reminder.

    Your words have power. The power of life and death are in the tongue. Jesus said to speak to your mountain (in your case cancer) and command it to be cast into the sea (out of your body). Say it out loud so that you can hear it because faith come by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. Command the cancer to leave your body and say it often. Repeat over and over until you believe it’s happening. Your faith will increase as you speak it over and over and God will reward your faith and believing.

    Father I pray for PJ because all her sicknesses and diseases were judged on Jesus’ body as he hung on that cross. Heal her and raise her up to testify of Your gift of healing. Thank you Father in Jesus’ name I ask it. Amen. Remember God appreciates it when we give Him kudos. God bless you.

  28. Thank you all for your continued prayers and good wishes. I have taken all your words to heart, and I wish I could comment to each and every one of you, but I am exhausted now.

    I’ve had a big day. Our youngest and his family came in from mid-state for the day, and the young, newly ordained priest who spent a part of his diaconate at our parish came over to hear DH’s and my Confession, ygive us the Holy Eucharist, and give me the Anointing of Healing. I “scored” (LOLOLOL) big – 3 Sacraments in one day and all you awesome people praying.

    @ Sir Hat, perfect photo. Yes, I did LMAO at that choice of photos. Hanging on for dear life!

    We were at the Grand Canyon in the big curly hair dos of the ‘70s. I spotted a narrow paved and railed area just below the cliff. Photo Opportunity of a lifetime! While DH took the photo, a group of Japanese tourists came upon the scene and were pointing at me and cracking up while clicking away at me with their cameras. I can say I was in an international photo shoot. Hee, hee.

    Thank you for posting the update.

    @ Chuckie, I know you are not being a smartass. It’s interesting to me that you posted that, and I thank you. I actually intend to pursue that if the radiation doesn’t do the trick. I have been only half joking throughout this whole ordeal that I wonder if I don’t have a parasite. There is documentation of a woman who had several surgeries culminating in the Canadian doctors removing 60% of her liver befor finding that it wasn’t cancer, but a parasite. Those parasites can come from coyote or fox feces in the dirt, and can be transferred to humans via dogs digging around, etc. we have both animals roaming around here.
    i stumbled upon that information when I was trying to figure out how the cancer was where it was in me but still be called SCLC. The parasites can travel to the organs that are afflicted in me, including my brain.

    I realize the man in the video did have cancer, and that most likely is the case with me, but perhaps, just perhaps, I was nudged to be predisposed to look into to a cheap drug that normally is used to kill parasites. Thank you.

    Love you all bunches., and God bless you and yours.

  29. Dearest Plain Jane, Everyone before me has said everything so beautifully and eloquently and all I can add is my heartfelt wishes for your recovery. I will be praying for you and will definitely takes someone’s advice and thank Him in advance for your recovery and continued strength. I have long admired you so much. God Bless you.

  30. PJ, my prayers are with you!! Please let me share a pray I was introduced to recently:
    Jesus, I ask you to take the cancer from PJ and to heal the wound in her soul. Jesus I know you have received my request.

    PJ, I will pray everyday for you and your healing. I know it seems too deep for some but love of God and faith are so important.

    I wish you the best and know you will win the fight!

    God Bless us all!!!


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