Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Feeling Good

Hey everyone- Well round one (again) went pretty well. I got a little nausea yesterday while I was at the cancer center, they got that under control right away and I have been doing good. I even had some energy last night and didn't feel helpless. I was up and around and doing pretty much everything I normally do.
I am getting ready to go have lunch with DOug for his birthday. Gotta celebrate as much as possible.
Oh, it worked! last night I told Ella if she didn't stay in her bed, I would shut the door and it would lock. She got out of bed, I stuck to my guns and shut the door. She cried for a little while but then settled back down and went to bed. When we went to check on her she was fast asleep in her bed! ahhhhh. Let's hope it gets easier each night.
Tomorrow I get my chemo pump off, ya! Then I will have a week and a half off until the next round. But I am (knock on wood) hoping to do 2 cycles or only 4 rounds of chemo, so one down atleast 3 to go! I pray that I will only have to do 2 cycles and my scans and CEA will continue to look good and I can get off chemo for atleast now if not FOREVER!!!! Thank you prayer warriors, the prayers are definitely working! I was given two years to live with this disease, in September I will surpass that prediction and continue to live, live, live. I hope to be the ripe young age of 95 like my grandma, well maybe... careful what you wish for, right! hehe.
Talk to you all soon. Shawndra

Happy Birthday once again, Doug!


bahama mama said...

GREAT NEWS! Have a great day with Doug and keep on livin'!!!

Love, d

Anonymous said...

Hi Shawndra,

Wow! So great to hear from you, and that round one went so well (actually, I was shocked to see an email from you in my inbox so soon, so I came right over here to check it out!!)! I hope and pray this entire cycle goes quickly, and you can be off chemo for a good long while!!

Happy Birthday to Doug - hope you all have a great day today!!

Michelle :)

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you are feeling well. Happy Birthday Doug!!! Have a great lunch and enjoy this beautiful weather.

Kelley said...

Hope Doug has a great day and you two enjoy this beautiful weather. It is once again great news to hear the chemo didn't knock you on your behind! Keep up the good work and positive thinking, you are right, it's working!

Anonymous said...


Glad to hear you Chemo went good! Your such amazing person! Keep Believing!!! Thoughts and Prayers are with you all!

Happy Birthday Doug!

The Mudge's

Anonymous said...

So glad you are feeling good!!! It made my day. Happy Birthday to Doug. Celebrate!

Jess in Nebraska said...

I firmly believe you will live WELL beyond the doctor's prediction and be a true testament to the power of prayer for years and years and years to come.
Have a wonderful time celebrating tonight!

Astraea said...

Awesome news! God is so good. I'll keep praying for healing, strength, and a sweet girl in her bed!

Happy Birthday, Doug!! Enjoy spending it with your beautiful wife and daughter!

Anonymous said...

That's the best news Shawnd! I'm so glad your energy has stayed strong so you can celebrate with Doug and keep up with Ella. Hopefully we can all get together this summer to have a girls weekend celebration in honor of your continued success.
We'll keep praying and you keep fighting!


(Happy Birthday Doug!)

SoCalSunshine said...

Hi Shawndra,

Glad to hear that you're feeling well and enjoying life right now. Happy birthday to Doug. May you both celebrate many birthdays, anniversaries, Thanksgivings, etc. together.

Prayer and community are very powerful things. You are living proof of that.


Anonymous said...

I don't think I have ever posted, but wanted to wish you all the best. Today is a day to celebrate you, Doug, and all the next 95 birthdays you two will celebrate together!!! Good luck and kick that cancer's hiney!
Michelle D.

Anonymous said...

It was really good to read your blog and find you doing well. Take care and I hope they continue to go so well.

Enjoy your day with Doug! Happy Birthday, Doug!

My husband's grandma is 97 and very much still with it. You can't set your goals too high! Go for what you want with all you have got.

We will keep the prayers up here in Colorado!


Anonymous said...

Happy belated birthday Doug- if you are up to it Shawndra- the Brookside art fair is going on- always fun to walk through (if you are feeling good). You are in our prayers always. love Adriane

Anonymous said...

Hi Shawndra! I hope you had a great weekend! It was so good to hear that your CEA level is down and your chemo went well. I'll say some prayers about your chemo cycles. Have a great week!
Amy K.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to both of your for your love, caring, sharing, being great parents, and being so persistent in your struggle to make the best out of the hardest time of your lives.
It will all be over, and you'll look back at it as a challenge you handled better than any one!

Take Good Care of each other.



Jess said...

Shawndra! Hope all is well and you're feeling good.
Although I haven't commented before, I just wanted you to know I check your blog daily, and pray for you often. I have no doubt that you're going to kick this and be a true testament to the power of prayer!