Sunday, February 8, 2009

long nails suck sometimes....

Like this. I can barely write now. My nails have grown so since I have been off chemo, I wish my boobs grew with then. Sorry it has been so long, lots has been happening, as you can imagine. I am tucked into my hospital bed at home near our bed,just a few bodies apart.ugh. I feel like a prisoner, I have to hook atleast two tubes to the bed everynight. lots of changing dressings on wounds,taking care of my port-a-cath and pic line. I know this is overwhelming for those of you not medical.
The first few days home I was pretty out of it, sleeping a lot. I finally came around about Wednesday I believe. A lot of this is hazzy! I am weak, weaker than I have ever been since a surgery! That shocked me. I am getting stronger but I still can't just get up and go somewhere, I have to have help. And the stairs,yikes two guys have to firefighter training lift me like my sister the fabulous, all knowing Physical Therapist taught us. Thanks dre!. So this is my life at the moment.
I haven't had the chance to read my email,actually I'm kind of scared to see how many there are. Thank you all for your support. Thank you to the neighborhood for the blue ribbons on all entrance trees! You all amaze me more and more every day.

As you all now I am probably reaching the end of this battle. I continue to get stronger and still doing most of what I can to continue to be here with you all. I know a lot of people have contacted my immediately family to find a time to come and see me. I am overwhelmed with outpouring of love. I need to take control of it because it is getting too hard for everyone. So to try to get this organized I would appreciate if you would call ME, not my husband, my parents or my sister. I am going to try to be in control of this one. I will give you all my information and we can make plans.

Phone number 913-226-0171 (If I don't answer I will get back to you, and please don't abuse this number)

Email: shawndrab@hotmail.com (I am overwhelmed with them so phone might be easier)
Thank you for all your patience, trust me I am just regaining the happenings in my world and what has happened these past several weeks/months. I have missed you and look forward to hearing from you!
shawndra

114 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Shawndra....It is wonderful to hear from you. I am so glad to see that you are home with your family! Keep getting stronger. I pray for you and your family every day!!
With Love and Hope,
Wendy(fellow nurse in California)

Becky said...

I continue to lift you and the family up to our Heavenly Father asking for ease of pain, comfort, peace and to keep his arms wrapped around you to protect you. You are an amazing woman Shawndra as you are an amazaing man Doug. I know you didn't ask this but the way you have handled it has been very inspiring to a lot of us. My prayers are with you guys.

Michele said...

Oh, it's so good to hear from you!!!!! We love you!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Shawndra, for the record...your boobs are big enough. However, you have more heart than most anyone that I know. As always you remain in our prayers. love, C.

Anonymous said...

Shawndra...so good to "hear" from you! You amaze me! Stay strong, fight hard.

Much love and prayers to you!

Love, B. (Braranczuk) Brubeck

Lanette I. said...

Shawndra: I don't know you personally but I have been reading your blog for a long time through the Jennifer Ireland blog. I pray for you daily and I am hoping you are able to spend lots of quality time with your beautiful daughter and husband. Kepp getting stronger!! God bless you!!

Lori said...

So glad to have "heard" from you!! You have and will continue to be in my constant thoughts and prayers!! Live Life to the Fullest -- Enjoy EVERY minute -- Feel the Love -- Laugh Lots!! Thank you for sharing every thought, emotion, and moment of your life with us!! WE LOVE YOU!!

Astraea said...

Yeah! It's YOU! I have already checked your blog four times today and thought I'd try just one more time to see if anyone updated. Praise the Lord! Thank you for sharing yourself with us. I am a stronger and more faithful person because of you. I'll keep praying for strength and healing. God bless.

Anonymous said...

It is so great to hear from you. I pray for you all of the time and I think of you often. I hope you know that I have the best memories of you from church and youth group and I smile each time I think of those times. I know that you are flooded with love, family and friends, which makes me so happy. You are such an amazing woman and even though you are weak, you are the strongest person I know.

Prayers and love from Colorado -

Susan McRae

Anonymous said...

It is great to hear from you. We have never met but have followed your blog after I heard about you from Steph Vests. You are truly amazing the courage and strength you posses. My thoughts and continued prayers go out to you and your family.

Prayers from STL

kelley said...

Ah, Shawndra B! That is music to my ears. You are in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

Shawndra we have never met but I am a GI nurse here in KC. So needless to say your story caught my eyes. I am praying for comfort and quality family time for you. Best wishes!

Roswita said...

Ella's Mommy is back in the blog!!

Uau!! Fantastic news!!

We've missed you so much.

We know you love us from anywhere you are.

The same the other way around!!!

It's so great to check the blog, and read your own words.

And you're taking visitors and are willing to write again!!

All our prayers for continuous strength are being answered.

All of us are and always will be rewarded.

You're the first one in Line.

HIS will is being done.

You are aware of it.

He's been with you.

He's your father.

He's been carrying you for a long time, and He always will.

Remember the missing foot in the sand?

He'll give those guys around you strength to carry you upstairs or wherever you want to go, because you've been knocking at HIS door.

Ella must be delighted of joy. As Doug, Carol, Gary,Andrea, Grandma, the whole family besides all of us who write you here.

Go on taking good care of yourself.

Have fun chatting with your friends as they come and visit you.
Tell them it's time to go, when you feel like resting.
Don't please them.
Please yourself.
BE in peace with yourself.
Your guardian angel must be so happy to see you making funny remarks again.
And so are we.

I'd love to send you the warmth and from the sunshine state.
Imagine it surrounding you, lightening you up, and strengthening you.

Rest, and lift up your spirits again.
We're cheering for you, cheer leader.

Go, Shwandra, Go!!!
Fight child , knock at His door.
We're in with you.

Love,

Roswita from Florida.

Anonymous said...

Shawndra,

I have never met you but I admire your stregnth. You are in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

I have never met you either, but I also admire your strenght. You are awesome and don't ever forget it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PS: Big boobs are a pain in the butt, they just get in the way, take it from me!

Michelle said...

Hi Shawndra,

Sooo happy to hear from you!! I'm glad you are home with Doug and Ella, and feeling stronger. I think of you every single day, many, many times. I am praying for you, for Doug, for Ella, for your mom and dad, and Andrea and her family, too. You are always in my prayers and close to my heart, my friend.

Michelle

Joyce Smith said...

What a SWEET SURPRISE to hear from you directly, Shawndra. We have missed you so much. Welcome back, and thank you for taking the effort to communicate. Peace and love, Joyce

Anonymous said...

Sweet Shawndra!!!! I feel so blessed to see YOUR words. Every since we met through Jan V. at the Pub Crawl I have marveled at you and your family and your incredible fight. What a gift to your friends to allow them to come and spend a moment with you. Just know that you are in my thoughts daily and I wish you love, peace and joy in your time cherising every second with your loved ones. You have made me better, stronger, and willing to give my all with all those I love. You are a rock star girl!!!! Love always, Melodie Chrisman

Anonymous said...

You continue to amaze me dear friend. Your faith and strength are inspiring to all that you have touched. You are showing us to live every moment as if it were our last and to cherish the people we love. I am comforted knowing that our time here is fleeting and that one day we will all be reunited with our Father in heaven.
I am lifting you up in prayer day and night. Praying for comfort and peace for you and your family. I feel so very blessed to have the privelege to know all of you and call you my friend.
The entire Gruenhaupt family sends you our love and support.
Kelly, Mark, Kayla and Grant

Anonymous said...

Shawndra,
I've read it many times from others on this blog, but you truly are an amazing woman! You are! I think of you and pray for you and your family every day. Peace and Love, Jill (Rilinger) Vickers

Anonymous said...

We are about to participate in the Cancer Society Relay for Life in our city for this year. We will light a luminaria candle there for you Shawndra. It will shine during the Ceremony of Hope at the relay.

- Glen's Sister
Stage 4 colon cancer
www.carepages.com (BigGlen)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eodrAySvMOY

Anonymous said...

HEY HEY HEY.....SO GOOD TO READ YOUR WORDS DEAREST SHAWNDRA....PLEASE KNOW THAT I CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR YOU, FOR YOUR COMFORT AND PEACE BEING THE WARRIOR U ARE AND HAVE BEEN THRU THIS JOURNEY....MAY THE GOOD LORD WRAP HIS LOVING, PROTECTING ARMS AROUND U, DOUG, ELLA AND FAMILY AS HE FILLS YOUR DAYS WITH MUCH MUCH LOVE....SENDING A HUG ACROSS TOWN...WITH CHRISTIAN LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP, YOUR ANGEL OF PRAYER IN KC,MO......JEN MILLER :)

Anonymous said...

Dear Shawndra,
I'm glad you're back!
As others have said, I admire you so much, even not knowing you personally.
Sending some more Brazilian warmth your way...
Debora.

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you often, ShawnD. Love you! - dawner

Terra Shover said...

I'm so happy to see your words and know that you are home! Keep up the fight and cherish the time with family and friends. Glad to see your sense of humor is still in tact :)

Terra

Anonymous said...

Wishing you many pain-free days when you are able to enjoy your loving family and friends. Keeping you close in my heart and prayers, Shawndra. peace be with you, amy graver beers

Anonymous said...

So good to hear from you Shawndra. You are so sweet to worry about letting everyone come and see you or talk to you. This is your time girl to take care of yourself. Only do what you can handle, everyone will certainly understand. You need to keep your strength for those closest to you now. We all love you and will pray for you always! I would love to meet you, but I am happy to be your prayer angel and friend in spirit. You take care girl! You are a true inspiration and I feel blessed to have found you through this blog.
Deb (LSMO)

Anonymous said...

Shawndra, I am praying for you! It's nice to "hear" from you and I'm so thankful that you are feeling your strength return. I just wanted, also, to share a blog about a little boy who was diagnosed with leukemia. In the summer he was sent home because the doctors said there was no more they could do. However, his parents started "alternative" treatments, mainly herbal and diet, and as of a few weeks ago he is in remission. It's truly miraculous. You can read about him here http://www.jaymun.com/journal/2009_02_02/
Take care! The Lord is being bombarded with prayers!

BKNRC said...

It is so good to hear your words Shawndra!!
I am constantly thinking about you.

Kristi :)

Don MacLeod said...

When weak after surgery my hospital bed comfort improved once I started sleeping with oxygen. I also found that squeezing a foam rubber ball in my hand relieved stress and kept up some arm tone which helped support and balance my weak legs. Spend your time sitting upright; rest as needed but only lie down if your intention is to sleep.

Hold Fast & read Ella some good stories.
Don MacLeod

Anonymous said...

Shawndra,

You still continue to amaze me with your strength and determination. I am so happy for you that you are home with your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers everday. Thank you for all you have taught me and I hope that I have helped you along this journey. I am here if you need anything at all. You can call anytime. I hope to be able to see you soon. Sending much love and prayers your way!

Jennifer Teegarden

bahama mama said...

Dear Shawndra,

While I know this isn't easy for anyone, I hope you know that your family loves you always and always will.
I miss you and love you too - forever.

Love, d

Anonymous said...

Shawndra,
How WONDERFUL to hear from you!!! I am so happy you are gaining some strength and felt up to blogging yourself. You continue to remain in my thoughts and prayers. You are such an inspriation!! Enjoy your every minute with your family & Miss Ella. God Bless you Shawndra!!
All my love,
Melody Rusk

Leisa said...

Hi Shawndra. What a pleasant surprise to check in and have a post from you. I just want you to know that I think of you and pray for you and your family all the time. You are always in my heart and I feel so lucky to have someone as sweet and inspiring as you touch my life the way you have. I wish you nothing but love, peace and comfort each minute of everyday. I will be praying and praying for you. Take care dear sweet girl and I hope we get to hear from you again soon. Until then, may God be with you and bless you. Leisa

Anonymous said...

Well, Shawndra. You never cease to amaze me. I wanted to tell you and Doug I was so happy to see Doug and Ella Saturday at the party and I was so delighted to chat with Ella. What a bright and friendly and fun little person. She is so polite...children learn what they live and she has certainly witnessed the best from the two of you...and it shows. I just wanted to make sure you knew how well she presents herself and what a wonderful job the two of you are doing with her.
Take Care.
Hugs and prayers from Minnesota.
Love, Julie (jill's Mom)

Sherri P eh said...

Shawdra, it's so nice to see you writing here. Your positive writing is always so inspiring to us all. We might like to think we come here to lift and inspire you, but many times its the other way around. God bless you and your family.

Anonymous said...

shawndra and fam - sending you all the love and support i can muster. you are incredibly strong and an inspiration to us all. good to hear from you.

stassen

Jennifer O said...

Shawndra

Like others who read this blog, we've never met though I wish our paths had crossed at some point!

There have been times I've felt like a stalker checking your blog several times a day (morning, lunch & evening) to see if anything new has been posted! In fact, even my husband & son ask how you are doing - ha!

Your faith, your courage and your bluntness during this journey have been an inspiration to many. Your blog is a daily reminder to put life in perspective. You've showed us all that happiness is the experience of living every minute of your life with gratitude, grace and most of all love for family & friends!

Sometimes, it's incredibly difficult to know what our purpose on earth is...especially when it's cut short in our eyes. You've done more with your life, especially these past few years, than many could achieve in a lifetime. You've reached many people...spreading a message of hope...a message of awareness to be more proactive in our health...a message of unbelievable inner strength even as you're preparing to end this journey.

We will meet one day...in a place not really so far away. When my father-in-law slipped away from lung cancer last year, I explained to my son that it's like he's leaving us on a boat with no oars headed across a pond. We're yelling "come back...don't go...we love you, we miss you already!", but at the same time...others (loved ones, friends, people who meant something to him whether they realized it at the time or not) are waiting for him and beaming with excitement to greet him on the other side of that pond. It's something I read a long time ago and really stuck with me. You, Shawndra Turner, are one of those people for me and I for one, can't wait to meet you there!

Prayers for peace for you and your family!

Cheers!

Anonymous said...

Shawndra,
Continue to lift yourself up and pray healing over your body and abdomem. God does still do miracles look at the "landing on the Hudson." By jesus stripes we are healed!! Also YOU shall live and Not die!! Those are Gods words!! BELIEVE them!!! I do and I am praying them for you!!
Love YOU

Anonymous said...

Shawndra, it was only about a week ago that I became aware of all you have been through, and I think I've read every blog entry since then, in tears most of the time! I am in awe of your strength and determination, and I am sending you, Ella, Doug and your families all the strength, comfort and peace you deserve. I'm so glad you're home.

Kristyn (Schneider) Rose

Anonymous said...

Shawndra,
Not a day (or hour!) goes by when I don't think of you. You are very special to me and so many others. Love, Hillary

Rachel said...

I am so glad to hear a post from you. I'm glad you are back home with your family and your beautiful daughter.

I am praying everyday for you! You are such a huge inspiration to all of us. You are so strong in everyway that counts!

Love and Prayers ALWAYS,

Rachel (Lees Summit, MO)
luvfor9@gmail.com
lovefor9.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

It's so good to hear from you directly again. I hope that each day brings you more strength and may your infectious laughter fill your home. Enjoy yourself.

Anonymous said...

Shawndra,
Please know that you are always in my thoughts and prayers. You are very strong and an inspiration to all!
Kelly

Anonymous said...

What a blessing it is to read your words on this post. I can imagine your voice and hear your little giggle while soaking in every word you write.
I love you dear, Shawndra! You are so special to me!

(((hugs)))

Brandi :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Shawndra!

I am so glad to hear from you and I am praying for you daily. I hope you are pain free and can enjoy your time with your family.

Christie in GA

Anonymous said...

Hi Shawndra,
Loved hearing your words on the blog and as much as I know you love the clicking of your nails on the computer keys, I'd love to come out and give you a manicure and make you feel better about them!
Let me know!
Marilyn H.

Vickie Kruse Wieberg said...

WOW Shawndra, you really are a ROCKSTAR!! You amaze not only me but everyone who thinks of you all the time.
Im glad Im not the only one who feels, at times, like a stalker.
I REALLY wish that I would've known you before finding you on the blog. I still want to meet you. You are my hero. I would rather meet you than any ROCKSTAR out there. Love from J.C., Mo. - Beby crying- write more soon!

julie said...

Your story will be your legacy. What a gift you have given your husband and daughter. My prayers are with you and your family right now! Blessings to you!

Joyce Smith said...

Incredible, you are, simply incredible, to be able to say that you are "probably coming to the end of the battle, and put out there your phone number and your email address. If I don't ever call or email, it will only be out of respect for the fact that you don't know me, and there must be so many other people who would like to speak to you or email you. Like others who have written, I wish I could meet you. I wish I could hear the "infectious" laugh or giggle, and also meet your little princess. Never will we be able to thank you enough for all you have shared with us. Love, Joyce

Anonymous said...

Shawndra-

Wonderful to hear from you! Glad you are able to home with your loved ones! We know you are in wonderful hands of your family. You need any extra hands we are here for you! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! Keep Believing!!! We Love You!

The Mudge Family

Jan said...

Dearest Shawndra,
Thank you for posting. Your words are so inspirational and just the fact that you took the time to post, reveals your incredible integrity and strength! I thought my Jen was a "one of a kind wonder" but you two are kindred spirits. Never have I experienced such awe or learned so much from two people, one being my daughter and the other being you.
I hold you tenderly in my heart and in my prayers constantly. I won't impose on your time with your family, but please always remember our special connection... and how much I love you. My fervent prayers will continue as always. God's blessings on you, Shawndra, and Doug and Ella and your family. May His love fill you with comfort and peace.
Gentle hugs, and everlasting love,
Jan

Pepper Gerstner said...

Hello Shawndra,
You continue to be an inspiration...thank you for your personal blog tonight. I've been thinking of you and checking in daily for updates.
Thank you for allowing us bloggers to continue being a part of your journey.
I've learned so much & know I'm a better person for have "met" you.
Many blessings,
Pepper Gerstner

Anonymous said...

Shawndra,
I am thinking of you daily and praying for you and your family. You are an amazingly strong woman and I am happy to know you. Savor this time with your family and know there are hundreds of us out here who are better people for knowing you.
Calen

Anonymous said...

I think of you and pray for you daily, Shawndra. I found this story on Stephanie Vest's website that someone posted and I think it is wonderful!

The Dragon Fly

Once, in a little pond, in the muddy water under the lily pads, there lived a little water beetle in a community of water beetles. They lived a simple and comfortable life in the pond with few disturbances and interruptions.

Once in a while, sadness would come to the community when one of their fellow beetles would climb the stem of a lily pad and would never be seen again. They knew when this happened; their friend was dead, gone forever.

Then, one day, one little water beetle felt an irresistible urge to climb up that stem. However, he was determined that he would not leave forever. He would come back and tell his friends what he had found at the top.

When he reached the top and climbed out of the water onto the surface of the lily pad, he was so tired, and the sun felt so warm, that he decided he must take a nap. As he slept, his body changed and when he woke up, he had turned into a beautiful blue-tailed dragonfly with broad wings and a slender body designed for flying.

So, fly he did! And, as he soared he saw the beauty of a whole new world and a far superior way of life to what he had never known existed.

Then he remembered his beetle friends and how they were thinking by now he was dead. He wanted to go back to tell them, and explain to them that he was now more alive than he had ever been before. His life had been fulfilled rather than ended.

But, his new body would not go down into the water. He could not get back to tell his friends the good news. Then he understood that their time would come, when they, too, would know what he now knew. So, he raised his wings and flew off into his joyous new life!

~Author Unknown~

So much love and admiration for you,
Christy in Tampa

Anonymous said...

Shawndra- so great to hear from you! Stay strong and always know I'm praying and thinking of you! lots of love and hugs.....
- Sweet

Paulette said...

Hey Shawndra!
What a wonderful surprise seeing you here. I know it isn't easy for you so it means alot hearing from you. Just know you are on my heart and mind all the time, even in the busyness of my days I stop and think of you and pray for you on a daily basis.
This time is important ONLY for your imediate family Shawndra, you don't need to entertain everyone, just take care of you and your family.
I am grateful just to come here and encourage you.
Blessings to you and Doug and Ella.

Anonymous said...

Its so good to hear from you Shawndra!!! I'm so glad you are home and loving every minute of your family time. Know that we love you and will keep praying for strength and peace.
Liz

Desiree said...

Praying that you are well.. I sent you an email that references Beth Moore help! I hope to hear from you. Keeping you in our prayers!

Anonymous said...

Happy you're home with Doug and Ella.

We are having our first grandchild in 5 weeks...her name will be Ella also. I will constintally think of your Ella as she grows up along with our Ella. :-)

I also have CC as you know. My time is limited as well. Lets be happy together with the time we have..((((U)))

Sue

Mary Kathryn said...

You are a very special person! Your incredible strength is an inspiration to us all.
My Dad had colon cancer and is a survivor. I have to continue to pray for a miracle for you Shawndra. Bless you and your beautiful family!

Anonymous said...

I was so happy to hear your message....I will continue to Pray for You,Doug and Ella.....You are a beautiful Family!!

Sincerely,
Kitty

Anonymous said...

Shawndra,
I have never met you, but I have been reading your blog religiously. I really admire your courage and strength through your battle. I am praying for you and your family daily.......
With prayers of hope,
Jill (Lee's Summit)

I also have a daughter named Ella. You must have fantastic taste. :-)

JP said...

Shawndra,
It is so good to hear from you! As always, you throw in a dash of the humor with your usual compassion for those around you. You are one amazing woman.

JP

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear this news Shawndra:( You are in my thoughts and prayers daily. Love to you and little Ella. Give her a big kiss and hug from Lauren and I.

Love
Ashley McCann

Robin said...

Thinking of you.

Anonymous said...

Hi Shawndra, I have been reading your blog religiously for quite some time. I can still hear your laugh as we attempted to do our Supreme's dance in unison (yea, that was never going to happen). Just wanted to let you know that I think about you all the time and wish you peace and comfort. Your family sounds so wonderful! And your little girl...so adorable. Good job! Take care, enjoy this time with them. You are in my thoughts everyday.

Paige Roberts

Anonymous said...

Shawndra,
I don't know you but have followed your story for a long time. I hope that you are surrounded by those most important to you right now. You are an amazing and strong women and are admired by many. I think of you, Doug, Ella and all of your family members everyday. I pray for you at this time.
Tracy

Jess in Nebraska said...

Shawndra_
Thinking of you today on Valentine's Day and admiring you so much for your strength...your husband and child are so blessed to have you in their lives. You are such an example of strength and courage...
Blessings to you -
Jess in Nebraska

Anonymous said...

Thinking about you. Happy Valenitne's Day. Hugs and prayers from Minnesota. Julie (jill's Mom)

Leisa said...

Hi Shawndra. Just stopping in to wish you a Happy Valentine's Day and let you know I'm thinking of you and praying for you. May you have a blessed day with your dear loved ones. Leisa

Michelle said...

Hi Shawndra,

I just wanted you to know that I am sending all of you my love this Valentine's Day, and thinking of you always.


Michelle

Anonymous said...

Thinking about you today,Shawndra and pray for your comfort everyday. Penny Weldon

Anonymous said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Shawndra! Hope you are nice and comfy and enjoying the day with your family. Glad you enjoyed the t-shirt. I was one of those all over the place people with college. I don't know if Doug read you my answer but I did start at KU(one sememster), then go to SMSU(2 1/2 years), then back to KU for another year b/c of my education degree. But I did meet Steph at SMSU. I also know a lot of her friends and family are praying for you too.

Thinking of you and praying for you - Susan McRae

Anonymous said...

I understood Shawndra is in stable condition at home, from a relative's e mail I received yesterday.

I understood Shwandra is being given pain medicine at home on a regular basis by family members trained by medical staff.

I hope you feel pain free to enjoy your family and friends, continue fighting for your life, have FAITH IN GOD'S JUSTICE, and knock at HIS door.

We are all constantly praying for all of you.

Love,

Roswita

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you always! Sent 2 msg.s & they are not posting. My computer is doing something funny! Ive checked on you daily though! Vickie in J.C.,Mo.

Alaina said...

Still thinking of you Shawndra!

Anonymous said...

Shawndra,

I am so proud of how you have handled this whole situation. You have shown such imaginable strength and courage when most would have shut down you stood up and warned others what to look for. I am proud to know you. You make me want to be stronger. I miss hearing your giggle at work but when I read your blogs I can hear it. Even now with the last note. I think and pray for you often.

Love ya,
Jolynn

Vickie Kruse Wieberg said...

Dear Shawndra, Thinking of you in Jefferson City. Thought I would check in & see if you had graced us with your presence!!
Hoping you are having pain free & oriented days since your last post.
You are always in my prayers, Vickie

Anonymous said...

Shawndra, I've been following your blog since you mentioned my friend Stephanie Vest and her situation months ago. I just read your post and you amaze me! You seem so at peace and I'm so thankful for that! I pray that you are able to regain some strength and independence so you may enjoy your family. God Bless you!

Pepper Gerstner said...

Just thinking about you.....

Anonymous said...

TO ALL WHO READ THIS BLOG

I just got some stable and good news through Shawndra's sister e mail.

I'm so glad to hear you all had a GREAT Valentine's Weekend celebrating it along with your Grandma's birthday, at Shawndra's home.
Shwandra, you were able to participate in the celebration, with all family members, you walked downstairs, you wore make up, and for sure had fun!

I'm so glad to hear those great news.
Doug has been able to go to work, too.
Andrea's been very tired, and we all understand you all need to rest to regain strength.

We keep praying for all of your strength, fun, joy, and pain free Shwandra able to enjoy a family gathering, not being asleep as much either as before.

We keep on praying for your peace as well as Knocking at HIS door in your favor.

Love,

Roswita

Anonymous said...

We're knocking at HIS door in your behalf.

Love,

Roswita

Anonymous said...

Just made my daily stop here at the blog, thanks Roswita for the update :)
So good to hear she is spending good quality time with her family.

Happy B-day Shawndra!

Deb (LSMO)

Anonymous said...

Oops sorry, it was her Grandma's b-day :) Happy birthday to her too, ha!

Thinking and praying for you always Shawndra~

Deb (LSMO)

Anonymous said...

Oops sorry, it was her Grandma's b-day :) Happy birthday to her too, ha!

Thinking and praying for you always Shawndra~

Deb (LSMO)

Anonymous said...

Please know I have never met you, and do not know you or your family, I came across your blog thru someone elses, your strong will and love your family shares has touched me more than I can describe. I check your blog daily and am praying for you and yours. Just know that people you have never met have much love and compassion for you. Your strength and faith are a testament to each of us. The love of Shawndra and Doug, you guys it is an inspiration to all of us. Thank you for sharing your story, you remind me to be thankful for the things we have health, family, and life in itself. God Bless and keep you "three" in his loving care.

Anonymous said...

Just want you to know we are thinking of you...you are amazing!!! Enjoy the sunshine today (atleast while it lasts!)

Allyson Ellis and family

Tara said...

Shawndra-
like many others who are praying for you I too found you through the Jennifer Ireland site. I know that there are so many out there from your own site praying but I wanted you and your family to know of another site that I have came across__colesfoundation.com(it seems to updates from personal sites if you register.) Hope you are resting well and enjoying many precious moments with your family.
Tara

Vickie Kruse Wieberg said...

THANK YOU ROSWITA for the update. It has been awhile since the faithful fan club has been updated. I totally understand the immed. family not having time for an update but those of us who do not know Shawndras family personally but pray for her daily, it is greatly appreciated when we can know how Shawndra is.
Like I have said before, its hard to believe you can have such hopes & compassion for a young woman you only know through words but, we have followed her words through some ups & downs and we continue to pray for her, cheer her on and especially care about how she is.
Ella, your mother has changed many people in this world. I know you will always be proud to be her daughter.
Shawndra, you are such a spirited fighter with obviously more to do. To get up & put make up on & walk down your stairs & enjoy a party..., thats more living than some well people do. Ive said it before & I will say it again, you are simply amazing!!
My computer is working again. Ive checked in everyday but I would lose my connection after I hit send & it would lose my msg. I'll check in again tom., God Bless You All, Vickie in J.C., Mo.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Shawndra...I admire the heck out of you, girl. I check in every day. You're always in my prayers, though I have never met you. You've helped change the way I view my own life, and words can't express how much that means. Keep fighting, and I look forward to the day you're able to say you're in top shape ;o)

Anonymous said...

I CONTINUE TO LIFT YOUR NAMES UP IN PRAYER....COMFORT, HEALING, DAYS FULL OF LOVE AND LAUGHTER....THANKS TO ROSWITA FOR THE UPDATE....I CHECK MORE THAN ONCE A DAY TO SEE HOW U ARE DOING....KEEP SMILING AND LEAN ON OUR LORD.....WITH CHRISTIAN LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP, YOUR ANGEL OF PRAYER IN KC, MO....JEN MILLER :)

Vickie Kruse Wieberg said...

Hey Shawndra..., Im BAAAAAACK ! :) Checking in today & just hoping to read some " Shawndra Humor " for this Friday!! I hope you are doing great & I keep praying that you just get BETTER & BETTER..., might be working as you put make up on, enjoyed a birthday party, walked down your stairs yourself & are not in excruciating pain!
My prayer is that you just get better & better. No explanation, just a cure! In God, all things are possible. Persistence in Prayer. Thats where the power lies! You've got alot of people that are very persistent!! God Bless you & yours this weekend and always! Vickie Wieberg

Mark said...

Hey Shawndra...My name is Mark Long. Im the tattoo artist that workd on your friends and husband. I hope you liked the tattoos and wanted to say you have a beutiful family. I wish i could have gave you one as well. I just wanted to let you know who i was and that your in my prayers.Its not hard to see how mutch your friends and husband love you......

Anonymous said...

I hope you are not in pain and feeling good...my prayers are always with you and yours...sue

http://cancersucksbigtime.wordpress.com/

Anonymous said...

Good evening prayer angels,

Anyone know how Shawndra is doing, we haven't gotten an update lately.

Thanks!
Deb (LSMO)

Vickie Kruse Wieberg said...

Also wondering if anyone has heard anything about Shawndra lately? Its Monday morning & I was really hoping to get here & see an entry from her. Heres to hoping she is doing well!!
Praying for you Shawndra, miss hearing your stories!! :) God Bless, Vickie in J.C., Mo.

Jennifer (jkincolorado) said...

I've been checking in every day for an update. I hope no news is a good thing! :)

Jennifer O said...

Hey Shawndra

Hope no news means you are getting lots of family time.

God Bless

P.S. I use tee hee all the time now, what's up with that?

Astraea said...

I keep thinking about you. I pray you're feeling well and enjoying your wonderful family. God bless.

Anonymous said...

I too am still praying You are well!!!!
Sincerly,
Kitty

Anonymous said...

I want an update so badly! I hope you're okay, Shawndra! Still praying for you,
Christy in Tampa

Vickie Kruse Wieberg said...

Its Tuesday morning & the sun is shining. Suppose to be BEAUTIFUL today & even more so tomorrow. My hope is that Shawndra has gotten stronger, not weaker, so that she may feel the warmth of the sun apon her face & watch her sweet Ella play outside! I know we all have spring fever so badly. The fresh air & the cool breeze may do EVERYONE wonders!!
Just know that I am thinking of you & checking on you today..., can anyone who checks on Shawndra here tell us anything..., hopefully that she is doing okay? God Bless, Vickie in J.C., Mo.

Anonymous said...

how is Shawndra doing?

Michelle said...

Hi Shawndra,

I just wanted you to know I am thinking of you, and praying for you all. I hope you are feeling okay, and are spending time with your family and close friends. You are in my thoughts and prayers always.

Much Love,
Michelle

Anonymous said...

Shawndra's condition remains the same. She is enjoying time with her family and friends. When/if she is up to it I'm sure she will blog and if things change and she is unable to, someone will update the blog world. In the meantime, you can assume that things continue to remain unchanged unless you read otherwise. Shawndra truly appreciates everyone's thoughts.

Vickie Kruse Wieberg said...

YEAH, thats SO NICE to hear!! Our prayers seem to be doing something!! God Bless, thank you for the update!! Vickie in J.C.,Mo.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update ! 'Shawndra I pray that you can enjoy your little girl and hubby each day .

Anonymous said...

I heard you were outside today enjoying the sunshine...YEA!!!! You are an incredibly amazing, courageous woman who has taught so many of us so much about what life is really about. Thank you for that...

A little friend...

Anonymous said...

HI Shawndra - Hope you are doing ok. Think about you and your family every day. I pray you were able to get to enjoy the sunshine and warmth today.

God Bless you always,
Kristen

Anonymous said...

Getting some sunshine!!

Fantastic!!!

We love you.

God loves you.

He's with you.

We keep on praying for you.

Love,

Roswita

Anonymous said...

YOU KEEP ON TRUCKIN SHAWNDRA AND WE WILL KEEP ON PRAYING FOR YOU EACH STEP OF THE WAY.....KEEP THE FAITH.....WITH CHRISTIAN LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP, YOUR ANGEL OF PRAYER IN KC,MO......JEN MILLER :)

Vickie Kruse Wieberg said...

Hi Shawndra, just wanting to let you know that I am checking on you today & praying for you today. I think about you often & pray for the miracle that you will just get stronger & stronger & miraculously be cured. I know it can happen & I know God hears our prayers. Just thinking that you are out enjoying the weather makes me smile.
I'm so glad to know thats how you were spending yesterday. When we don't hear from you in awhile, I think it scares us to think you could be in pain & suffering.
Just knowing that you are enjoying your life is such wonderful news. I may not know you personally but you have touched my heart with your stories & witt.
God Bless you, Vickie in J.C., Mo.