Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Remission: POSSIBLE!

I had my scan yesterday... i was sneaky. I wanted to hold the news on my lap for a day - in case it was bad - so i could adapt and be strong enough to talk to people about it today. Also, I wanted to tell my mom a day early to spare her a sleepless night. Luckily, it wasn't news that needed holding or pondering. It was news that i put in a balloon and set free. I have NO METASTATIC DISEASE in my body! There are little blips and some dead tumor, but nothing that won't be gone by the end of radiation. Thank you all for your prayers and thoughts and service.

I really didn't know what I was going to do if they said i had to do chemo again. I was very nervous going into this because I have been extra sick these last couple weeks. When they gave me my IV for the PET scan, I almost threw up. IVs now make me nauseated. I think it's pavlovian. As soon as the scan was over, Jaymeson went up to radiology and looked at it with the radiologists. That's a nice perk of his job. Otherwise, I would have had to wait until tomorrow to find out the results.

I'd like to write more, but I have an appointment with the Radiation Oncologist this morning to plan my treatment. I'll write more when I return...

13 comments:

Melanie said...

When she told me I just broke out in tears. I kept saying, "I'm so happy. I'm so happy." She said, "Um, I can tell?" Anyway many prayers of thanks were offered yesterday but my favorite was Blake's prayer at family home evening. "And thanks that Jesus made mom's favorite friend's cancer go all away. Thanks that it's gone down to the sand."
I agree. Thank you Heavenly Father for this huge, huge blessing.

Nancy said...

Hallelujah!! We knew this would be the result, but it is great to see it in black and white. I also cried when I heard (Granddad told me last night.) Hope all the sickness and bad effects subside quickly and that you feel better fast. Even feeling sick, this will be a wonderful Christmas. Something about going through this kine of thing that makes you so grateful for the basic blessings that you have. Our prayers will continue and your name is a constant in the Newport Beach temple. What an example you are to so many!

Cheryl said...

That is great news! We are so happy for you guys. We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Katie Price said...

I heard your Radiation Oncologist is kind of cute. I'm so happy for you. Not surprised at all, but so happy for you. You deserve to feel good and be happy and have all the best things in life. Including a hot doctor:).

Jenn said...

Shelby- I am so entirely happy for you! I am in tears too and just so grateful that it is good news. You deserve nothing but the very best. Thank you for being an inspiration to me.

Rod and Kandace said...

Yay Shelby! I couldn't imagine any different result with your positive, upbeat attitude. You are inspirational to us all. May we all be able to handle adversity as you have!

Toria said...

yipee! I am so glad that that nasty chemo did it's job. We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Smart Family said...

Christmas this year will be the best because of your great news. We are so happy for you!! Go to sleep for a couple of weeks and get feeling better. This is the best news ever.
Love, Rosemary and everyone here

Anonymous said...

I am so happy to hear the good news! I hope you start feeling better soon. Kiss those beautiful kids for me! Love, Laura

MarySue said...

Adding my prayers of thanksgiving. Very happy for you and the family.

Amy Paymee said...

Oh happy day! Shel, I am so happy for you. You are really going to be okay! You knew that all along, but the rest of us can breathe with relief! I'm sorry you've been so sick lately. I love your guts so much. Even if your guts are full of Chemo still. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. I hope you feel better and better every day. Thank you for your amazing strength and uplifting example. I miss you.

KEVSU said...

I can't even express how happy I am to hear this and how happy I am for you and your family. My heart has been so heavy for the past months for you. THIS IS SO WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!! I will pass the word along...

Andrea said...

Words can't express (and didn't very well when Jaymee called - I'm sorry I was kind of doing 8 things at once on a couple hours of sleep – like I should complain) how thrilled we are for you Shelby. I would've given just about anything for you to not go through this. I know you see the good in it, or Heavenly Father's will in it, but I think your suffering helped us more than you and I wish we hadn't needed that help so you didn't have to go through it.

I wonder if you do though have more closeness and empathy with our Lord and Savior through your great suffering - though not identical to His unequivocal act of atoning sacrifice, your suffering built others up, probably more than you know. It gave us all a reason to drop to our knees and vow our dependence on Him. It’s a good thing He is omniscient and omnipresent because otherwise we would’ve been hogging the lines of communication with the amount of prayers flowing heavenward in your behalf. I hope you can still hold on to that achievement while you deal with your incredible sickness right now.

I know I'm not your mother, but as a mother I feel so much desire to hug you and try to make it all better. Congratulations on finishing your chemo and kicking that cancer out of the ballpark. We are so glad for you to be able to put this behind you in another month. And we are so ecstatic you’re staying in St. Louis for now – NC waves and sun here we come!!!!! Let’s meet at Pawley’s Island next year and celebrate!

All our love,

Shane and Andrea