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An Update from Shannon

It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year and a half since I was diagnosed with Cancer.  But God is so good and faithful!  My last scans in June come back good – the medicine is still working to shrink the tumors and lesions on my liver.  Besides some side effects from the medication – arthritis type symptoms in my hands and a frozen shoulder (which is getting better), I feel good!  I’m so thankful that I’m able to keep my life as normal as possible (if there is such a thing as normal for me!)  The doctor was so pleased at my appointment this week that he said, “See ya next year!!” – so I won’t be going back to him until January, which is when I will have my next scan.  Please pray for this medicine combination to keep working until I’m considered NED (No Evidence of Disease)!  While I will never be considered in remission (Stage 4 is incurable and will always be in my system) I can keep this beast sleeping!  When this treatment does stop working and there is progression I will start a new therapy – it’s kinda a game – keep trying different combinations and see what works!
 
Since my last update I’ve become a Grandma – two more times (that makes 4) – They are such a sweet blessing and keep me smiling (and running).  Ronn and I celebrated 4 years of marriage in May and got to sneak off for a few days to Santa Barbara.  We were able to go camping on the beach a couple of times and stay with some friends at a beachfront resort in Oceanside over the summer. My Son got married at the beginning of the month and I’m so excited to add another daughter to our family!  My family is growing by the minute and I love it
 
As strange as it is to say – having cancer has been a blessing – it has made me appreciate everything in my life – from the big things to the little things!  And it definitely helps me to not sweat the small stuff.  God doesn’t make mistakes and as soon as I realized this and accepted it in my life, I found peace and comfort in his plan! .  I don’t know what the future holds – but I know who holds the future! 
 
Thank you for all of your love, prayers, gifts and support over the last year and a half – I could not have come this far without all of you!  Once again – I’m so blessed!!  Onward ho……………………  See ya next year!

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