Monday, November 26, 2007

Thank You

thank you.

(You may be wondering if I'm talking to you. I am. Yes, you. You have made this whole journey easier. Now you're thinking that I'm probably talking to somebody who has done amazing things for me. I am. I'm talking to you. Now you're thinking that all you have ever done is read my blog. yep, still talking to you. When I get on my blog and see that there has been 10,000+ hits, I can't help but feel loved. I feel like I'm not in this alone and that there are people rooting for me every day. It makes it easy for me to keep a good attitude because I don't want to let anyone down. So, thank YOU.)

I have two more chemos. Can you believe it? One bad one on wednesday and then the other kind the next week. Then they'll do a scan and see if it is all gone. If it is, I get December off (merry, merry!) and then start radiation in January. If it's still there - which it isn't - then I'll have to go through a second and harsher round of chemo. So, you know, if you feel like praying for something specific, pray that I don't have to do that. I don't think I would be able to keep up all this happiness if I have to do chemo again. The chemo that I've already had has a shelf-life (it's actually called a half-life, i think) of 2 months. That means that even when I'm done, it stays in my body for about two months and then I can start to grow hair and get the feeling back in my fingers, etc. I'll start feeling a lot better sooner than that, though.

Radiation will be every day for 5 weeks, but the only big side effect is feeling tired - like you would after being in the sun all day. i can totally do that!

Brittany came and I had so much fun with her. I tried really hard to find a flaw and I was unlucky. She is so great. We laughed hard and ate ourselves silly. Mason would like to marry her. I can't wait until they come back for New Years. Her daughter is 4 days cuter than Preslie. I have a feeling they will be best friends.

Mom and Jamey came for Thanksgiving and that was a blast. We ate at the Youngs and there was so much good food. We saw Enchanted and that was a great movie. We shopped for "Stacy and CLinton-approved" clothing and the Jameyees took the girls ice skating. The Jameyees also caulked, sanded, taped and painted the all-weather room. They are hard workers. It looks awesome. Little Jamey added on to the cardboard box house that melanie made and even cut stars into the ceiling of it. It is really big and cute. It takes up most of the living room - much to Big Jaymee's dismay.

We also went and looked at houses. I came home loving mine more. I think we'll stay here a while. I don't want to leave my park. For those who don't know, Jaymee accepted a job in St. Louis. It's a great job and we feel very blessed. We're also really grateful to get to stay in this ward (meaning Shiloh AND O'Fallon 1st). We've never known such love and generosity. I'm glad we can be here to give back when this is all over. Also, I would be very sad to move away from Laureen's donuts and Darlene's pies.


Angie said...

Hi Shelby. I sat by your mom and brother on the plane from SLC to STL. I thoroughly enjoyed the conversation I had with your mother and hearing about you and your journey. What a special love you share with your family. It was a joy to be able to read through your blog and journey. I wish you a restful and peaceful recovery.

Katie Price said...

YEA!!! How exciting for you. As sad as I am to not have you closer, I can see why you love it out there. I love it and I was only there for a week. Now, when all your friends start moving to Utah you can just head this way. I love you and miss you so so much.

Jenn said...

You make me smile- from the bottom of my heart!

Shanna said...

You inspire me to be a better person. I wish you guys were moving to Utah to be closer to the family, but I understand. You have a purpose for being where you are. You have touched so many lives and will continue to do so. My thoughts and prayers are with you all daily. Love you! Tell Jaymee hi too from his auntie.

Chelsea said...

I am one of the 10,000 that reads your blog...and also a friend of Katie's. You are so inspiring and I get emotional every time I read your blog. I think you help all of us realize that we can choose how to deal with our own lives and trials. You are so positive. So really thanks, to YOU! and the best part is, your posts make me laugh a lot too!

Anonymous said...

What an incredible, sweet girl you are! I want some of your wonderful attitude to rub off on me. AMAZING!

I really had tears running down my cheeks and a huge lump in my throat while I read your blog. I am praying for you. I can see why you are so loved!! Stay strong girl!

Toria said...

I think as of now, you just have one chemo left (and a big fast sunday tomorrow with lots more blessings sure to come your way). Hang in there. I'm proud of you and thinking about you lots. Congrats on the job in St. Louis. Hopefully we can get together someday, somewhere, when you're all batter Merry December!

Melanie said...

That was rude of Toria to say you are going to be all batter. Don't worry Shel - you look nothing like batter. Really. I promise.

MarySue said...

Oh the joy of blogs and finding one another. Now you have an additional old gal in Arizona praying for you, your family and a wonderful, complete recovery. Love you Shelby.