Friday, January 8, 2010

Day Four:

Last night was a bit scary. I woke up on the bathroom floor around 2 am and had blacked out and faceplanted into the hard tile. My nose, chin, and knee must have taken the brunt of it, because they HURT this morning. I was prepping for a colonoscopy and I think the lack of food just did me in. I have never functioned well when hungry. Many of my friends and family have known that for years. :)

But the great news...I just returned from my colonoscopy and the Dr. was unable to find anything currently that looked at all like cancer on the inside of my colon. We know there is some on the outside, and that there are several other places we still need to check, but I am grateful that we had some good news today. I felt as though the stars aligned to get me into the specialists I needed overnight to schedule this procedure as well as my big surgery for monday. I am officially scheduled to have a right hemocolonectomy on Monday @ 6am. I will not know the news from the pathology lab until much later in the week...and I will be in the hospital all week as well. Please continue your prayers...and THANK YOU for your amazing support!

8 comments:

Renee' Dezember said...

oh that is great news - not so much about your fall :( I am glad I got to talk to you a bit today and I hope you can enjoy those brownies...if not I know the girls and Larry will! Love ya...and I will be talking to you soon!

Jennica said...

Yay!!! That's great news! So after all 48 hours of no food, what did you eat first????? Chocolate???? ...thought so.

Hey, and if you and Larry wanna go out tomorrow, I'd be happy to watch the girls. I know my boys would have a great time.....Carter is apparently needing his "Addi fix" --he has been telling me all week that he loves her!.....so I guess Addi's persistence paid off.

Let me know if you wanna do anything tomorrow....again, so happy!

Andrea J said...

Congrats on your great news - I hope none of the other procedures cause you to pass out on your bathroom floor. Good luck, praying for you!

Judaloo said...

Yeah! Great news! So happy...

Mom said...

Shanda,
This is Valerie Payne. We were taken back by the news of your cancer. Sounds like you are getting some good news. Good luck with the big surgery on Monday. We, Glenn and I, and my children are praying for you. You are a strong woman and Heavenly Father will bless you I know. I send my love, Valerie

Auna Leigh said...

Yippee! Little scary on the floor. All i gotta say "where was Larry?" ;) Good luck on Monday!

Lexie said...

Hooray for a little good news! I'm so glad that you have been able to get in so quickly for the colonoscopy and the surgery. I know you won't know much for awhile, but please keep us posted, we are, of course, worried about you! Your positive attitude and faith are such an inspiration and I know they will help as you beat this crazy thing! I am so glad you called the other night, please call ANY TIME. Our prayers and love are with you and your family.

The Person Family said...

Shanda,
Thinking about you guys! So happy for some good news for you. Make sure to tell the docs about how you get when you don't eat- they can make allowances. :) I'm praying for more good news and a quick recovery for you!
Love,
Shellie