My stepmother has been battling various forms of cancer for the last ten years - started as kidney, moved to lung, then to brain, and is now in her spine. The doctors have told her she has 4 -6 months left. I just talked to my dad, and she's in horrible pain today; two Oxycontins haven't touched it. She starts her 8th round of chemo with radiation tomorrow. We aren't terribly close, and we don't see them often, since they're several states away, but I'd appreciate it if you send some prayers and good thoughts to Mary Ann. Thanks, ladies.