Sunday, January 10, 2010

Tomorrow is a big day...



Tomorrow I will take my first big step to FIGHT cancer.  I am ready.  I have the Rocky music playing in my head...pushing me and giving me strength to press forward!!  I realized last night when I couldn't sleep that I barely asked questions about the surgery I would be having...and what to expect. I was much more concerned about the ramifications of the cancer. I am not sure what I will wake up to tomorrow, but I know that they will have removed some cancer...and removed part of my bowels...and that is a step in the right direction and is the first thing I need to do.  I am so grateful that these specialists have made arrangements to put me in so quickly.  That is a blessing!

Aana and Addie make these signs for me to put in my hospital room. Aana made hers all by herself and I adore it...in case it is too small to read, it is says: Think of the sky, think of clouds, think of ladybugs, think of birds...Get well! And Addie painted a picture of me. I treasure them...and they will inspire me this week many times a day!  (My parents and husband will be carrying quite the load this week while I am in the hospital..and there will still be much  more when I am finished with this...so I need to publicly thank them for their amazing...unselfish suport!!!)

Here I go...

10 comments:

Brent & Kimberly said...

We will be thinking of you! It's the first fight of many to kick this cancer outta here!

Lisa said...

you are awesome and you obviously have much to do in this life. i don't need to tell you to have faith as you already do; all i can say is trust that faith. take care and good luck tomorrow!

Judaloo said...

Tomorrow is a big step, and it is the right step! So proud of you for being so brave. You are an amazing wife, mother, friend, daughter. Love ya, old gal!

c-natalie-l-k said...

We'll be praying for you, Shanda. We hope all goes well!!

Tom said...

I know Tom told you we'd be praying for you but I just wanted to send a message as well. A Blog comment seems like such an odd place for something so important but I know it's the fastest way I can let you know we're thinking of you and praying for you. I'm not at all surprised by your faith, courage and determination, you have always been inspiring. I"m glad to hear so much "good news" thus far and look forward to hearing more after the big surgery. Good luck enduring the hospital, I know that sitting around not getting things done has always been tough for you! We'll keep praying for you, please keep us posted.

Tracey

Renee' Dezember said...

I woke up this morning and you were the first thing on my mind! You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Love you Shanda!

Dave said...

That is so GREAT wisdom from Aana.You could never find a get well card this nice at Hallmark.

Auna Leigh said...

I hope today went great! I know you won't read this for a while, but you ROCK! You are amazing and you are always in my thoughts and prayers! As Aana said think of all the good things. Love ya!

Patt and Duke said...

Hope the surgery went well! We are all thinking of you and if you want some company, call me as I would love to stop by and visit with you! Much love! Patt

Jenny Williams said...

I feel like a little bit of stalker :)since I haven't talked to you in ages, but I wanted to let you know that you are in my thoughts and prayers daily! I hope today went well.