Monday, August 13, 2007

My Bumm

Ugh, my bumm, my bumm, it is so numb, hehe. Not really numb but sore from my procedure today. I thankfully was asleep for the whole thing, I can't imagine what she did to make it so sore when I woke up. I don't wish to have any type of cancer at all, but it is definitely no fun to have my bumm the center of attention at times. ya know. But, I did get good news. My doctor did biopsies, and got some immediate results, from these they did not find any cancer. She has other biopsies that are sent out. But she said, all she found was inflammation, so this is really good news. I was a bit out of it when she talked to me, so I will have to ask my mom what else she said. I do remember she wants me to get the stuff done at MD Anderson, but then she might want to go back in, do laproscopy to take a look at my omentum to see what it looks like. Which is what I would like, to see if the cancer has improved in the omentum. But I will definitely take this good news. Again, I have been a bit groggy today and in some pain, in my bumm, I like saying that word. Otherwise I am doing well and am at home. Ella had daycare today, she cried when I left this morning. That was really hard to leave her, but I knew she would be fine in only a few minutes. She seems to have a great time there and starting today her cousins Keaton and Avery will be there as well. That will be fantastic! I don't have much else on my schedule this week, that I know of at this time. I leave for MD Anderson next week. I will keep you all posted. If you haven't read my last blog titled "symptoms", please read it. I hope it helps some of you out there. I think I am going to email Oprah one more time and really encourage her to do a show on cancer in younger people, more and more are popping up, it has to be addressed!!! We have to find a way to stop it from happening to more and more of us! Feel free to email her as well, if you haven't already. Thank you for those of you who have.
I want to thank you all who comment on my blog, I have said this before, but unfortunately I can't write each of you back, mostly because I don't have your email and can't reply to the blog comments unless you give me your email. But there are so many that I would love to respond to and tell you how much I appreciated your comment. I continue to be amazed at all the people from all over who read the blog and respond. Thank you. I will talk to you all soon.

Below is a video of Ella practicing a trick her Uncle Malcolm taught her over the weekend.


Molly said...

that is great news on the early biopsies! Sorry you have a sore bumm..what a bummer! ha! Praying for you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Rejoice in the great news!!! I was so happy to hear it you might have heard me hoopin' and hollerin' over here. My continued thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Give my "birthday buddy" a hug.

Our Family said...

What wonderful news!!! Glad is wasn't a bummer of a day. I would have also been bummed out if you had bad news to repot about your bum. I will continue to pray for you and your beautiful family!

Anonymous said...

Yea Shawndra!! All of those prayers and positive thinking are working!!We will keep sending them because I think he hears us up there.... Love The Ellingtons

Sun said...

PRAISE GOD! I will continue to pray and check for updates - but praise God for the good news today. Your little girl is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO precious. Oh my she is such a cutie! Much love and prayers coming your way. Sunshine

Kristi said...

YIPPEE on the good news!! The prayers are working!! And Ella is just adorable. Love the video!!

Have a wonderful week. I hope you can relax and just bum around! haha!!

Anonymous said...


I was so glad to read the news about the biopsies! I hope all goes well next week at MD Anderson. I will be saying extra prayers for you & your family. Oh, and your daughter is just too cute! How much fun and joy she must bring to your life! Enjoy the rest of the week and get some much deserved rest!

Jennifer Teegarden MD

Anonymous said...

Shawndra, girrrrrrrrlllllll, I knew it. I knew you would get good news. I am telling you, that feeling stays with me strong and I believe in you and your strength and God's love for you. You have no idea how much joy I get from hearing each time that you are getting good news. You hang in there sugar and know that your positive attitude and infectious love of life is going to pull you through this. Ella was too cute for words!!!!! Lots of love, Melodie Chrisman

Anonymous said...

AWESOME news Shawndra!!! We will continue praying for you and can't wiat to hear wonderful results next week too!!

kelley said...

I LOVE great news. I will pray that the MD Anderson visit goes just as well! You all deserve a slew of great news. Take it easy on the bumm, sounds like it was given the once over. We are all keeping Michelle in our prayers, that her surgery went well. Oprah really should take on this issue, I'm sure that about everyone alive knows someone that is suffering form this. It would be a show that not only could touch many, but could also raise the awareness and save lives! Ellas trick was awsome! Aren't aunts and uncles great. Have a great week

Anonymous said...

great news. sorry 'bout the bum bumm. and if your little one isn't just the cutest l'il thing... my gosh. adorable.

keep doing whatever you're doing.


Anonymous said...

Hi Shawndra, I'm so glad you got good news yesterday. I hope everything goes well next week.

I am sitting in the cancer center right now getting my third treatment.

By the way, your daughter is too cute! That video was precious. It makes me sad that our video camera has shot craps and we aren't getting any of those moments from our Luke (almost 21 months).

Stay strong!
Christy Harrell

Anonymous said...

What wonderful news, I am praying for more of that from MD Anderson. I don't comment alot on your blog but I do check in daily since you have started this (via J.Ireland) to check on your adorable family. Ella's trick is just too cute, and so is she!! Thanks for sharing your symptoms section, it is a reminder for everyone if you think something might be wrong, have it checked out!! Hope you have a great week!

Anonymous said...

Shawndra, I am soooo very happy about the early results on the biopsies!!! My heart goes out to you, as you say of all the cancers "why does your bumm have to be the center of attention. Rest this week and make you and your family the center of attention. Have a safe trip to MD Anderson. Your always in my thoughts. Sending a gentle cyber-hug. XOXO Tanya (KC)

Anonymous said...

Hey Shawndra

Brilliant news - we are rooting for you. Ella is so beautiful and that video was funny!!! Keep your fighting spirit and live for each moment. You are an inspiration and we hope that the good news continues xxxxx

Rose said...

I read your blog regularly and am happy with you about the good news!! I read the post about symptoms and it leaves me with some questions - do you have a family history of colon cancer particularly in somebody as young as you? I have 2 relatives (grandma and aunt) who had colon cancer in their 60's. I was told that I am not as high of a risk to get colon cancer as it would be if my relatives had been younger like in their 20's or 30's)when they got it. Apparently, the colon cancer that comes under age 40 is more genetic. Does this make any sense at all? You can email me at if you want.

Anonymous said...

That's a bummer about your sore bumm...Ha! But glad everything is looking good! I pray things will continue to look up for you.
Please pray for my father, he has his cancerous prostate removed next week and they will see if it has spread...I pray not!
Take care and seize the day! I hope I spelled that right! (seize) I think I need to go back to school next week as's been awhile. =]

Anonymous said...


Ella is so so so adorable. Looking forward to seeing you all soon! We are so happy about your good news! Prayer is powerful!

The Mudge's