Thursday, March 1, 2007

Round two- knocked down

Hi Everyone- Just wanted to let you know round two went much better than round one. I didn't get sick that day in front of everyone, yaaa! I did, however, feel nauseous yesterday most of the day and really tired (in bed before 8pm) last night. I am doing much better today though, I got my pump taken off so I am free for another week and a half.

I want to thank all of you who have made comments under the posts, it is great to receive them from you all. I cherish your comments and wish I could return an email to you all, but know that I appreciate each and every one of you who read my blog and/or send your comment.

I also want to point out that next to my posts there is another site named "Jennifer Ireland". She is a girl I recently heard about who was battling the same type of cancer I have. I read her whole blog. If you are interested in hearing her story, feel free to go to her website. Her husband recently posted my website on her blog as well. She is an inspiration to me as I know she has been to everyone who read her site.

So as you see, I am doing well. Just same old stuff, watching ella run all over and talk her own language (my mom says she is speaking German), laundry, dishes, all that fun day to day stuff. I guess that's part of livin'.

talk to you all soon. shawndra


Anonymous said...

I found your blog on the Jennifer Ireland blog website. I am sorry for your diagnosis but it looks like you have a good support group around you, which is very important. I will follow your blog and pray for you and your family. Thank you for sharing your life experience with all of us. God Bless!

Steve ( Overland Park)

Alicia Bailey ( said...

I think we went to graduate school together. I found your site because I grew up with Jennifer Ireland. I checked out your site when her husband posted it.

Did you go to UMKC?

Know that I am praying for you.


krissy said...

Shawndra you are touching lives each and everyday.

Lisa said...

I found the link to your blog from Jennifer Ireland's blog. I live in Lee's Summit and I'm a nurse as well. I will certainly check back often and keep you and your family in my prayers too.

Anonymous said...

I'm a friend of Brandi's and Brandi talks about you with such a full heart. You have a beautiful family and my family will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. You are an inspiration and I hope to see you on Oprah!

Anonymous said...

Hi Shawndra, Doug & Ella,
Shawndra--you are AMAZING! I am so glad round two went well--hurray! We all think about you every day!
Love, Beth, Paul and the boys

Anonymous said...

Shawndra, I found your blog on the Jennifer Ireland Blog. I will pray for you and ask God to word his miracles on you. God Bless!

Anonymous said...

Hi Shawndra,

I, too, found your blog on Jennifer Ireland's site.

I am praying for you and will follow your site often.

It sounds like you are surrounded by God's love and have tremendous support! What a beautiful daughter Ella is.

God Bless. Leslie (Blue Springs)

Anonymous said...

I too found your site via Jennier Irelands' site. I will be praying for you and your family. Thank you for talking to the media and getting the word out about this horrible disease. God bless you!!

Kristi from Lee's Summit, MO

Adam said...


Keep strong and know that beating this disease is possible. I too was diagnosed last year with stage IV cc and at the moment have the upper hand in the battle. Stay positive,


Anonymous said...

Hey Shawndra. Know that I am thinking about you often and enjoy your blog. What a great idea. Glad to hear you are feeling better this round. Ella is a cutie!

Ashley ( your CMH friend )

Anonymous said...

I also found your site from the Jennifer Ireland blog. I'm thinking of you and praying for you.


Lee's Summit, MO

Anonymous said...

Miss Shawndra

we hope you are feeling better. we hope you are gitting enoufh sleep.
We are still praing for you.
And we hope your family is praing for you too. Tell Ella hi.

hugs and kisses.
love, Victoria Palmer. age 6 *almost 7**.

Bahama Mama said...

Hey Little Lady,
I heard Doug was a little shocked by the 14 year-old you...good thing he didn't know us when we were 6! ;) I hope we can continue our conversation again soon & pick a good weekend.
I stayed up until 2am Monday morning reading Jennifer's blog. The support she and her family have received left me speechless. I'm so happy to see your support circles are merging. Even though a lot of these people have never met you, I feel like each and every one is an angel, standing guard over you. As your friend, I am grateful for all of them.
Miss you and can't wait to hug you soon.
Love, d

Anonymous said...

I live in your neighborhood and have heard/now read about your story. I will continue to keep you in my prayers. Keep up your positive attitude.

Anonymous said...

I live in your neighborhood (right behind the pool). Hopefully when the weather warms up and more people start emerging from their homes we will meet. I've heard so many wonderfull things about you and Doug. I think about you daily and hope you are feeling good. You have a beautiful smile and a darling little girl. Please know you have a lot of people thinking about you and your family. I'm glad you started this blog so we can keep informed. Take good care of yourself.

Anonymous said...


I am glad to see you have started this blog, I will check it often. I want you to know, you are in my prayers! I would love to come over with Jake to visit with you and for some play time with Ella. I'll call you.

Joleene Miller (Your CMH friend)

California Fuertschs said...


We think of you everyday. Reading the comments on your blog, you are blessed with many friends and family who love you and are praying for that miracle. Please know that we are part of that group.

Tell Doug thank you for setting up the blog. It really is great to keep us all informed and to share in other comments.

So glad to hear the 2nd round went a little better for you.

Give Ella a hug for us.

Charlie, Lynda, Joe, Mike and Chris Fuertsch

Anonymous said...

I love you so big! Let me know if you need anything or want me to b sit!
Michelle K.

Anonymous said...

Billy told me about your blog website, so I thought I would check it out. Your daughter is so cute, and looks just like you with her red hair! Stay strong.... and fight this will all you have.
God Bless,
Brigette Green (CMH)

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