Tuesday, November 4, 2008


It is late. We stayed up to watch the presidential election and to listen to Obama's speech. It almost seemed like a happy ending of a movie. However you voted, we have to remember, everything happens for a reason and that goes for this situation as well.

I wanted to let you all know that Michelle, who ran the marathon in my honor, finished the marathon and helped raise a great deal of money for colorectal cancer. Thank you Michelle and congratulations for an incredible feat. I hope you aren't too sore and you're recovering well. Please let us know how it went for you! I wish we could have been there to see you cross the finish line. That is just an amazing accomplishment, one I could not achieve.

I am off tomorrow to see Dr. Foster in Omaha. I am excited to see him. Even if he doesn't have the answers I hope for, I know he wants to do whatever he can to help me. I always walk away feeling good and hopeful. There is so much going on with so many other people lately, that I am so thankful for all of you and your prayers. I want to share you all with them and I know that you support them as well.

I know some of you are following Stephanie Vest, and I don't know details, but, it sounds like they are keeping her comfortable and she feels at peace. Please send out prayers to her and her family as well.

I will let you all know what Dr. Foster has to say when I get back.

I am praying for all of you who are going through a difficult time, as I know many are. I read something tonight that said something to the affect that we have two paths, even when there are problems, there are also blessings at the same time. I believe that is so true.

I have to go to bed, so I will end here. I gotta get up early, and I hate to wake up early. :) Good night all -- Republican and Democrat and all others. I am glad we are called the UNITED states. Shawndra


kelley said...

I agree on the election topic, everything happens for a reason and it is what it is.
As for you, have a safe trip. Dr Foster seems to offer things to you that bring you comfort. He doesn't give up and you always seem to feel more optomistic after meeting with him regardless of what he says. This sounds so similar to the treatment my father always got from a very special Doc :) Count yourself lucky that you found that connection with him as well as having our special Dr in your corner.

Vickie Kruse said...

VERY WELL put, united we are! Thank you for wanting your prayers shared w/ Stephanie Vest, I am praying for both of you.
I pray for good news for you, decreased stress & anxiety & more courses of treatment to take. Your will is strong, your body is strong & your faith is strong. Keep your mind strong & remember that your fight & your health is unique, so will be your outcome. Have empathy but don't let other battles get you down. Every situation is different.
You are in my thoughts & prayers today as everyday since I was directed to your site. Be safe & can't wait til your next post. God Bless, Vickie Kruse in J.C., Mo.

Anonymous said...

Shawndra, Thinking and praying for you today that Dr. Foster is able to give you hope and a cure. You are an amazing women, I am so blessed to have you as a friend, and I can't wait to see you soon.
Love and prayers, Julie

Anonymous said...


Thinking of you today and hoping that Dr. Foster and help you.Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

The Mudge Family

Naomi in GA said...

Hope that the docs in Omaha have some good news...NEVER NEVER NEVER GIVE UP...thats the quote they have up all over the new specialists office, and so true...HOPE is always there and MIRACLES happen!
((hugs)) Cant wait for your next update to hear how things went.
Your sis in emails ; )

Jess in Nebraska said...

Looking forward to your update. Thinkig of you and hoping you get encouraging news...

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you!

Betty Boop :)

Chrissy said...

What a small world it is. I use google reader and your blog was one of the ones they suggested I read. I keep a blog for a very close friend, Stephanie Phillips, who is a young mother fighting stage 4 colon cancer here in Springfield, MO. www.stephsgonnawin.blogspot.com
I started reading your blog and noticed that you are following Stephanie Vest as well! My daughter's preschool director is a good friend of hers and she had asked me if I could post a prayer request for her on our blog. I am going to pass your blog on to our Stephanie. I think it may help to read your story and maybe not feel so alone. I am also interested to read more about where you are being treated. (I haven't made it very far into your blog yet!) We are expecting miracles here too! I will be following your progress and praying for you! God Bless!