Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Posterchild for Cancer

Survived drinking the Barium (barely) and the CT Scan itself this morning. It was interesting to have someone follow me around with a camera and film the entire thing, hospital gown and all! It's amazing how fast and painless it all is, considering the hardest part is drinking that CRAP!

My Writing Group is being filmed for part in a documentary and the cameraman asked if he could follow me and my life outside of the workshop. So today he met me and followed the CT process. He's also going to accompany me to my "Making Today Count" Women Living with Stage 4 Metastatic Cancer support group (if the girls agree upon it) and to my first meeting with my Oregon Health and Sciences University medical student for the Living with Life Threatening Disease course for 1st and 2nd year students in which I am a patient teacher for (3rd time in a row now!). He also wants to film me with my family so I thought we'd meet him at the dog park one day. Whatever I can do to give back, I like to do. And if I can make someone elses journey easier or better, I'm all for it. I'm happy to be the posterchild! Autographs anyone? LOL

Just waiting to hear from my doctor on the results of the CT scan. Hoping for the best. Will let you all know asap.

Enjoy your Tuesdays!
Time for my nap!


My name is Shanna said...

Fingers, toes and eyes crossed for good news.

Love you and miss you. Owe you an update soon.


Anonymous said...

Hey are you liking the book 90 minutes in Heaven? My grandpa is reading it, and he keeps telling me to read it...any thoughts?

Raelyn said...

Praying for good news for you. My scan is on Friday. Hope our paths cross again soon, my friend.

Nightscrapper said...

I'm keeping positive thoughts!!!

Paris said...

Thanks for all of your texts and support today. Can't thank you enough. What a day. Sorry you had to drink that yucky stuff. Hope the test comes back great. So good of you to give back like you do... not sure how you do it!! Love you, p

Jean said...

you are amazing, Shauna! Glad the ct is over! Here's to some great news with the results!!
xoxo jean

Anonymous said...

Oh I'm so glad it's done. Sorry you have to drink all that carp, ugh! Now for the good results...crossing fingers and toes.

BTW, Miss Moki would love a playdate with Simba!


Loni said...

Wow, aren't you living life to its fullest!! I'm so proud of you for putting yourself first, checking out for a few days, meeting new people, making their day special just by meeting you... And now you're subject of a documentary. You are such an inspiration to me, Shauna.

Keeping it all crossed for you.

Hugs, Loni