Monday, July 30, 2007

Another week off

A quick update... I went to have my labs drawn today because one of my lab values, my absolute neutrophil count (for those medical people) was low for the study. When we repeated it today, it was still low, so I have to hold off on getting chemo this week. I have to repeat the bloodwork Wednesday and see if they are okay to start chemo next Monday. To tell the truth, now I am questioning whether I want to do the study drug or not, I would still do chemo just not get the study drug. There are many reasons for this thought, but I am searching around to get some other opinions on the drug to make an informed decision. I also found out today, that the biopsy results from last weeks endoscopic ultrasound came back negative, non-cancerous. That is great news!!! This may change everything as far as treatment goes. The doctor who did the procedure and biopsy tried to reach my oncologist and my surgeon, both were out of town. So I hope to hear more tomorrow when my oncologist gets back and can get this information. I have more to talk about, but I really want to go talk a bit with my husband. I feel like we haven't had time to just sit and talk at all lately. We need to catch up with each other. Shawndra

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

What wonderful news!!!!! I am thrilled for you! Prayer works wonders! You need to celebrate!

JudyL said...

So happy to hear that the last biopsy was ok. Continuing to pray for you and your family.

Anonymous said...

HIP...HIP..HOORAY FOR THE GREAT NEWS!!
Brandi

Anonymous said...

Shawndra,

I was so happy to read your update about your biopsy results! I am so happy for you and your family. I will pray for guidance as you make some very important decisions regarding your treatment. By the way, your daughter is absolutely adorable! You are so blessed!

Jennifer Teegarden MD

Laurie said...

Great news Shawndra!!! God works in strange ways sometimes! I hope you enjoyed your time with the hubby! Prayers continue!
Hugs
laurie

Angie said...

Yeah...yeah...yeah!

Ang

Penless Thoughts said...

Prayer works!
Susan

Anonymous said...

Oh Shawndra, honey, that is so awesome. That feeling we talked about is real. I am praying so very hard for you. That miracle is yours, I just know it. Hug your family tight, get all the information you can and stay strong. I am so thrilled to hear this news!!!! You have been on my mind every day. Love and prayer does make a difference. Have a wonderful day. Melodie Chrisman

kelley said...

Great news on the biopsy! As for the deciding which route to take for further treatment.....I know you will choose the path that holds the best results for you. It is difficult to know, but with information you gather and alot of prayers from everywhere, you will arrive at the answer. Have a WONDERFUL week!!!!

Lea said...

Wonderful news! Pray for guidance, He will show you! Sometimes it feels clear as mud, but if you really listen -- He'll show you!

Hugs & Prayers for you!
Lea H

Anonymous said...

Hi Shawdra,
So glad to hear the wonderful news. Take time out and do something special for yourself today. Keep the positive outlook. I continue to say the rosary for you every evening.

Janice

Anonymous said...

Shawndra-

I am so glad you could share you happy news with us all! We are thinking and praying for you all! Have a Great Day! Take Care and Be Careful!

The Mudge's

Anonymous said...

Shawndra - that is wonderful!! You've been in school 7 and a half years. You're no dummy. (HAHA) I know you will make the right decision on your treatment.

Sara

Jeanna said...

Shawndra, we don't know each other. I found your blog through Jennifer Ireland's blog. I have been reading your blog now for a while, but I haven't posted before. Your positive attitude and kind spirit shine through your entries. Congratulations on the biopsy results! That is wonderful news!!
I am having my own issues, and I have scheduled a colonoscopy for August 31. Your blog is part of the reason why I finally scheduled it. Thanks...

Anonymous said...

God is good, isn't He?

Denise said...

Shawndra:
I have been keeping up with you on this blog. I have met you a time or two in the neighborhood and have emailed you a few times (regarding the directory..) Anyway, I am rooting you on! You are an inspiration. I emailed Oprah once and will email her again after seeing Brandi's suggestions. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you...

I loved your comments about your friend's visit. It is so much fun to hang out and laugh with childhood/college friends that know you so well. I am a "Better Off Dead" fan too! I can't remember the situation, but a few years ago I told a guy at work "I want my two dollars!!" He just gave me a crazy look. I guess he was too young to be a fan of the movie...

Have a great week. -Denise Williams

jill r said...

Yeah!

Sun said...

Praise God!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Still praying - Sunshine

Anonymous said...

Praise God! :) What wonderful news!

Nicole M.

T with Honey said...

That's fabulous news!

Anonymous said...

Awesome....all the prayers are working!

Pete said...

Hooray! Put one in the win column!

Melody Rusk said...

Shawndra,
I am so happy for your negative results. I have been praying for you and also for your family. My mom went through Pancreatic cancer over 2 years ago and I know exactly how your family must feel watching you go through this and feeling helpless. Keep fighting and following your gut, the doctors told us that my mom only had 18 months to live andhere she is 2 years later cancer free....miracles do happen and prayer works so my mom and I will keep on praying hard for you. I check your blog everyday and thank you for sharing your journey with us. I was just thinking about our days on 2Henson last week and how fun it was to work with you....I still eat Kashi with Splenda & cinnamon sprinkled on it :) It reminds me of you everytime I have it for a snack!!!
Keeping you in my prayers...
Melody