Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Honest to blog

Also, heavens to betsy. I went in for my PET scan today. It always makes me nervous. I feel like each time I'm being suspended over an icky bog of cancer. Will they drop me this time or will I walk away unscathed? Happily, I am still winning!! CLEAN SCAN! Phew.
Stick it, cancer.

Thanks to everyone for their thoughts and prayers yet again.

While I'm on the cancer topic (how rare), I thought I'd share a cool experience I had at Creative Escape in Arizona. The first night there, Heidi Swapp told the story of how after leaving last year's conference, I only lasted a couple hours before being admitted to the hospital... you know the rest. She also talked about how my uncle Doug's (Mr. Bazzill) mom Millie was diagnosed with breast cancer this past year. Then they said they wanted to use all those generous scrappers for good. They raffled off a couple tickets to a scrapper's cruise and made $6,000. They thought that wasn't enough so they decided to auction off Tim Holtz's shirt right off his back. If you don't know him, he's an amazing designer from Ranger Industries who came to teach at CE. All the ladies have a bit of a crush on him. And boy can that guy sell his wares. My aunt's store couldn't keep up.

Tim Holtz

Anyway, one of the gals there bid $6,000! Sheesh. That was four times the highest bid in the running. Her grandparents died of cancer, so it was a cause near to her heart. So overall, $12,000 for the American Cancer Society. I was really moved by the whole thing. Another great thing that came from this trial. I wish I could personally hug each of the people who donated. I tried but there are only so many hours in a day.

This is another survivor I met at the conference. (somebody buy me a new shirt!! Maybe this is my only one?) I'm in a cool club now with matching tattoos and scars and such. I'm not going to lie to you, it's pretty exclusive. Maybe it'll get more exclusive with all these donations. I hope you never get to join.


Tracey M in alberta said...

So glad to hear of the clean scan. It's a good day!

Lorie said...

I am glad your scan was clear! And how great that they raised so much money at CE!

MH72 said...

Congratulation on the clean scan - I was thinking of you yesterday and hoping for the best :-)

And hey - are you not only working with Bazzil but also related to "them"...??? So proud of knowing you (and kind of jealous too!)

Melanie said...

Every time I hear that your scan is clear water comes out of my face. It's so weird. Thanks for the good news once again. We love you.

Katie Price said...

Yay! I'm so glad to hear it. I wasn't worried, but still it's nice to hear. Glad we get to keep you around for a little while:).

Anonymous said...

So glad you had a clean scan, and get to hang around with us a little while longer... still have the sharpie pen Tim used to sign the shirt... was thinking of auctioning it off on ebay... just kidding... but if someone will pay that much for a shirt, I wonder how much I can get for the pen? Ha ha.

karen said...

A guy scrapbooker? I have to go check that out. ... oh no my bad..a printer, inker and designer. Not scrapbooker. I always learn so much. ;0) There are so many gadgets in this business! i love it. ;0)

Anonymous said...

Remember The Office tonight. Bring your Gaydar.


Christy H. said...

I'm so glad you get to "stick it cancer" another day! You're good at that!

Rosemary said...

YIPPEE! I am so happy every time you stick it to cancer. Now we need to stick it to liver disease. Is September a bad luck month?

Shawn H. said...

Shelby, I'm very happy for you and your family. That's the best news I've heard in a long time.