Tuesday, September 30, 2008

long time-no talk

Hi everyone- I don't really have a good excuse for not emailing this past week, but there just hasn't been much to report and Doug has been hogging my laptop at night,get your own baby, oh wait.. you have your own... use it,hehe. Anyway, I start my chemo pills again tomorrow, same amount, 3 in the morning, 3 at night for 7 days. I have done pretty well on them. I have noticed changes in my hands and feet, which is a side effect. I started having redness and blisters on my feet at the end of the chemo week last time. That did get better but my hands are feeling very, very dry right now and a little tender. We will see what this week of chemo will bring. I have been able to maintain most of my energy though as well as my appetite for the most part. I have gained a few pounds so no problem in that area, yikes. I am anxiously waiting for the beginning of November when I go back to Omaha to see Dr. Foster. I will do a lot of tests and an exam under anesthesia ( of my buttocks, that is why anesthesia is involved, wouldn't you want that too!) that reminds me of the movie, Father of the Bride II, when Steve Martin is waiting for his daughter and wife to have their babies, he is so tired and takes sleeping pills, ends up in a wheelchair in the hospital, they mistake him for a patient, take him in to the proctoscopy (?) room to have an "exam" of the back end and he comes running out pulling up his pants, saying, "Do I know you". Hilarious... anyway, Dr Foster will then be able to determine if another surgery may be possible to remove more cancer in my pelvis area, which at the time of the last surgery was the only stuff left after he removed the rest. So I am very much looking forward to that. I hate this sitting around and waiting. I just want it gone, gone, gone ,gone forever!!!! If that is possible... through him all things are possible!! I just keep praying that God's plan is for me to be here on earth for many years! I happened to watch Oprah tonight, which was about Breast cancer, one lady on there who was diagnosed at a young age, said, she gives God all the glory for curing her, and that is so true! This experience, as I have said before, has really been a spiritual journey, as I believe was his intent.
Anyway, I do have a couple requests...
1. Please pray for Doug's mother, Victoria Turner, who is in the hospital with Pneumonia, which has not been improving with antibiotics.
2. continue prayers for Stephanie vest, if you have been following her blog, she was improving but has taken a turn for the worse and is very ill!

Oh, this is news worthy. Ella decided this morning she wanted to wear big girl underwear and she didn't have any accidents all day while wearing them, yaaaa!!! I hope she does it again tomorrow, we will see. how exciting.
Good night everyone. I will try not to go so long without emailing. I have missed you all, hehe. shawndra

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

SO GOOD TO READ YOUR EMAIL AGAIN THIS WEDNESDAY MORNING...BIG GIRL PANTIES FOR ELLA....YIPPEE !!! I CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR U ALL EACH DAY...MAY THE LORD CONTINUE TO BRING U STRENGTH...AND MANY MANY DAYS FULL OF LOVE....HAVE A BLESSED HUMP DAY...WITH CHRISTIAN FRIENDSHIP, YOUR ANGEL OF PRAYER IN KC, MO..JEN MILLER :)

Tara said...

We will keep Vicki in our prayers. Our family (the Barnow's) are long family friends of the Turners. We hope she gets better soon. Much luck to you in your ongoing battle.

kelley said...

I am SO happy you have regained control of the laptop and given an update! I hope your treatment goes off without any side effects and that when you go to see Dr. Foster, you get the BEST news ever. We will continue to pray that you are healing and are around for a long long time! Along with that we will add Dougs mom, and continue to follow Stephanie.
Ellas new found desire sounds just like one of my daughters. She had little to no interest and then one day, she was ready. It was her decision, and because of the past track record with big girl panties, I was a bit reluctant. But once she said she was ready, I don't think she ever had an accident. Those little stubborn minded girls.
Have a great rest of the week, it looks like it is going to be beautiful.

Don MacLeod said...

A fluocinonide cream cleared up my feet. My oncologist also extended my chemo break and dialed down my Xeloda dosage. Don’t let the blisters get worse. Walking around without the foot pain is too wonderful.


Hold Fast

Don MacLeod

Anonymous said...

Shawndra-

Good to hear from you! Thinking and praying for you always!

Keep Believing!!!

The Mudge Family

Anonymous said...

I know that part from the movie with Steve Martin and I can totally see you thinking that it is hilarious... that made me laugh soooo hard. Love you, girl,
Sara

Anonymous said...

Shawndra try some Utterly Smooth Udder Cream and/or 'bag balm' for your feet and hands. I put alot of bag balm on my feet and hands and then wore socks and hand gloves at night to keep the moisture in. I used to Utter cream during the day, works wonders! They are both available at the drug store....found utter cream at Walmart--only $3.00! and works fablous! Bag balm is about $8.00. Good luck. Sue

Anonymous said...

GREAT TO HEAR YOU CONTINUE DOING FINE.

GOD IS TAKING CARE OF YOU.

LOVE,

ROSWITA

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