Monday, September 17, 2007

I love MRI's

I had my MRI today, it was so much better than getting a CT. Besides the noise of the MRI machine, I didn't have to drink anything, I didn't have to not eat and I just could lay there with ear phones on, relax and nap. I have my first day back to chemo tomorrow. I should start getting the chemo around 10am. It will probably start later knowing them. I haven't dwelled on the thought of restarting chemo, but I might get nervous tomorrow before I go in. When I do think about it, of course I dread it a bit, especially because I am starting a new chemo and the "fear" of the unknown. I hope I don't have many side effects like the last time. I was pretty lucky last time with only minimal side effects. But I do want to get started so I can get it over with, especially with the potential of having surgery. Anyway, I would appreciate all of your prayers! I am so grateful to you all for sticking with me and keeping up your support. I will let you know how it goes. I am going to go have a bowl of captain crunch before I head to bed. I don't know how hungry I will be tomorrow morning. I am addicted to Captain Crunch!!!! so good. I used to be a fiber fool, now I avoid it like the plague. I hope you all have a great week. I will try to have Doug put up more pictures of Hawaii in the near future. Ella is so much fun, but full of energy. I believe she is getting into the terrible two's. She is quite independent always saying "mommy back" when I try to do something for her. She is still using the potty once in awhile and is bouncing all over our furniture. Wow, I wish I had her energy. But our family is doing well and will take this next round all in stride. The fighting gloves are back on. Ding.....

22 comments:

nancygrayce said...

I have been following your blog and wanted you to know I'm praying for you.

Kelley said...

thoughts and prayers will be with you tomorrow, as they are evey day. Keep that attitude on the up side, and don't dwell too much on the unknown, you are in the best hands around....that Big guy "upstairs"! You all have a great week as well and I look forward to seeing photos from your vacation, it will make us all want to jet off to the islands.

Anonymous said...

I will pray for you that tomorrow & the days that follow are side-effect free (or at least very minimal). Take care -- Kellie from Ohio

Anonymous said...

You go girl! My prayers are always with you. Visualize that cancer just melting away tomorrow while the chemo drips in. We prayer warriors are surrounding you ringside while you TKO that cancer!!!
Much love,
Jan
p.s. With Dr. Foster as "your trainer" you're in fabulous hands. I'm so glad you returned to see him.
God's peace be with you!

Anonymous said...

Sending positive thoughts your way. Stay strong.
Jan V's friend

Angie said...

I'll just be singing the theme from Rocky in my head!!!

Ang

Anonymous said...

Shawndra,

Lots of prayers will be sent your way tomorrow as you start your new chemo regimen. I can just hear your fighting voice in her blog. I admire your spirit and fighting attitude. Keep it up!

Jennifer Teegarden MD

Kerry said...

Praying for you! I've been following your blog for a few months now (from Chicago).

Leisa said...

You'll be in my thoughts and prayers. I hope the side effects are minimal this time as well. Good luck in the next round. You have a great attitude! Can't wait to see more Hawaii pictures. Although it's just going to make me want to go back. Maybe next summer. You never know. Take care and keep us posted on how you're doing. Many prayers are coming your way for good news on the side effects. God Bless!

Anonymous said...

Having finished chemo late in March, I can sure understand the dread you are feeling. I met you once at the KCCC, and found it hard to believe you have been so ill. You looked great! You'll show them! I feel you are going to be a miracle! Prayers are headed your way. And hugs for that precious little daughter, too!

Anonymous said...

Praying for minimal side effects and great results from this round of chemo! Go Shawndra Go! You are such a fighter!!
Shelley

Anonymous said...

I hope all went well this morning with the start of your Chemo. You and your family will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers! Your daughter is beautiful, I have a daughter that is 20 months...she is for sure in the terrible twos already. :)
Dana KCMO

Anonymous said...

PRAYING ALL GOES WELL FOR YOU TODAY SHAWNDRA. MAY GOD GIVE U STRENGTH AND COMFORT AS U START THIS NEW ROUND OF CHEMO...HERE IS TO QUICK HEALING....WITH CHRISTIAN FRIENDSHIP JEN MILLER KC, MO

Anonymous said...

Hi Shawndra

Prayers are winging their way across the Atlantic from Wales - hope tomorrow goes well, I will be thinking of you.

Love always, Dawn and Glyn x

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you, Shawndra as you begin your new regime tomorrow. Your strength and positive attitude are incredible. Amy Graver Beers

Paulette said...

Shawndra, I too have been reading everyday and lifting you before the throne. I pray that God would be gracious during the Chemo and grant you an abundance of his love, peace and strength to get through any side affects.
May the Lord protect you so you can still be an active mommy to Ella. I will pray for your family.

Anonymous said...

Shawndra-
Captain Crunch is just fine...really!
Looking forward to all the ENT NP's getting together in the next few weeks, and look forward to your Hawaii pics.
Thinking of you,
Love,
Pat Gibbons

krissy said...

Ding Round 1 we are rooty for you Shawndra GO !!

Anonymous said...

Shawndra, it was so good to finally meet you today. I enjoyed talking with you and hope you are feeling ok after your treatment. If you want to read my CarePage, it is called Christy2006. I think you just have to log onto CarePages.com and maybe set up an account. I am not sure though.

In good health,
Christy Harrell

justme519 said...

I just wanted you to know that I've been thinking and praying for you all morning. And I want to send you a gentle cyber-hug. You are so loved. Hang in there.
Tanya

Anonymous said...

Just wanted you to know I'm thinking of you and praying for you...I loved what someone said, they have the "Rocky" theme song playing in their head as they think of you starting this WINNING battle.
Hope you're doing well!
Jess in Nebraska

Anonymous said...

The only thing with Cap'n Crunch cereal is that the roof of your mouth can get sore from the crunchiness...beware the crunchiness!! You remain on our prayer list.
Keep kicking glutes and taking names..
Elena