Wednesday, September 05, 2007


Ok -- I don't want anyone to freak out
so let me first say that EVERYTHING is GOING to BE FINE

but I need to say that yesterday I found out that I have cancer

The doctor said he was most concerned about the fact that there was one larger spot with several smaller spots growing

But I don't want you to worry because the truth is if you are going to have cancer - Thyroid cancer is the best kind to have -- the fatality rate is remarkably low and as long as we take care of it and just watch to make sure it doesn't pop up anywhere else IT WILL BE FINE

The sucky part is that I have to go back into the hospital for radiation (only 2-3 nights) but I hate sleeping (or not sleeping) at the hospital -- they come in every hour to check on you and takeyour blood pressure UUUGHHHHH

so there it is --
the ugly truth
just thought you should know

(i am going to be posting my thoughts and feelings here in the upcoming weeks -- so if mushy stuff isn't your thing then consider yourself warned ;)


ashlee said...

you are at the top of my prayer list sister. I am certainly praying for you and your family, I know this has to be tough on them as well. God has a plan and he WILL recieve glory from this. You are so strong, I KNOW everything will be fine. Please let us know if we can do ANYTHING!
We love you guys!!!

Christal said...

I am sorry to hear this, however GOD is bigger then anything in this world. Remember that! I pray that God will give you strenght and complete healing. I also will be praying for your husband and children during this time. Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Keep your head up! You will be fine!

Gigi said...

shawna i'm definitely keeping you in my prayers :) & unfortunately, i've had my own thyroid cancer scare & surgery so if you ever need to talk...just let me know :)

Erin said...

Love you!

Anonymous said...

oh Shawnna... I am so behind! I came to say hi and started back tracking through posts thinking I was misunderstanding... until I found this one. I don't even know what to say - my heart goes out to you and I wish you well and a speedy recovery!!! Take care of yourself!!!