Friday, September 5, 2008

Stand Up 2 Cancer

Hello all- I wanted to remind you all that tonight on all the major tv stations: ABC, CBS and NBC there will be a telethon with a lot of famous names and incredible performances all to raise money for cancer research. I believe it starts at 8p/7central, in KC it is at 7pm. I encourage everyone to watch and if you can give any amount, please donate what you can! This is so important and a great step in trying to cure cancer. Every little bit helps! So please, tune in and contribute to the cause if you can!!!!
So far, chemo pills going well. I have had a bit more pain in the last few days, mostly at night. I am not sure if it is because of my ureteral stents that are to be changed in the near future or if it is something else. I did get a bit concerned a couple nights ago, the pain was pretty bad and I started to worry that this could be the cancer growing, so I pray it is not. I will continue my pills every day this week until next Tuesday.
Today, I am getting ready for a great girls weekend with my college friends. There was a group of 7 of us that were very close in college. We haven't all been together, all 7 of us in 10 years.. except my wedding, but I didn't get to spend much time with them. They all come in tonight and we are going to spend the weekend at my parents lakehouse. I am soooo excited. We will be reminiscing on some of the best times of my life! It will also be good just to hang out and relax. Daddy will have Ella most of the weekend, so they get to spend some quality time together too.
Anyway, I just wanted to remind you of the Stand Up 2 Cancer program tonight.
Have a great weekend everyone! Talk to you soon. shawndra

7 comments:

kelley said...

You are such the rallier! Getting people to educate themselves in the area of cancer is great. Have a FABULOUS girls weekend! It is well deserved and much overdue I'm sure. Looks like you will have beautiful weather for enjoying the outdoors.

kelley...again said...

oh, I forgot to add. You obviously post when you have something to say, but with the 3 in 3 days, and me knowing that.....I am beginning to feel like a stalker! Just kidding, I feel lucky to be included in your life.

bahama mama said...

Have a great weekend with the Drake Girls! I hope to see you soon.

Love, d

Amberchlopaz said...

Dear Shawndra,
I hope we get to see pictures of you and your friends and the great weekend we all hope you have together. :-) Joyce

Anonymous said...

ok, I got a call from the Cyber Knife Dr.

My pet scan showed that only 'one' node is active! YEAH The chemo got the other one.

I do have multi very very very small nodes that no-one knows what they are. They have been there a 'long time' and 'never' changed. My lupus Dr. thinks they could be enlarged lupus nodes (which people do/can get from lupus.) After getting this pet scan report the (cancer) Dr. seems to maybe agree. For this reason he (cyber knife Dr.) would like to biopsy one and see what they are. If they are are what we think they are then I will probably be getting the 'only one node that is active' cyber knife off! YES! This is a very easy and safe procedure and is done out at U of M Michigan. And, I am very excited to possibly be getting it!
Sue

Anonymous said...

ok, I got a call from the Cyber Knife Dr.

My pet scan showed that only 'one' node is active! YEAH The chemo got the other one.

I do have multi very very very small nodes that no-one knows what they are. They have been there a 'long time' and 'never' changed. My lupus Dr. thinks they could be enlarged lupus nodes (which people do/can get from lupus.) After getting this pet scan report the (cancer) Dr. seems to maybe agree. For this reason he (cyber knife Dr.) would like to biopsy one and see what they are. If they are are what we think they are then I will probably be getting the 'only one node that is active' cyber knife off! YES! This is a very easy and safe procedure and is done out at U of M Michigan. And, I am very excited to possibly be getting it!
Sue

Team Piggott said...

Hope you really enjoyed your weekend girlie. You need a good break...well, as much as a break you can get.

Love ya!
-Ro