Monday, January 9, 2012


What a crazy 9 months it has been! God has carried us through such a hardship, but has made us stronger.  Shane was officially declared cancer free last week!  We were thinking he was going to be with all his tumors coming back noncancerous (from chemo killing it), but it was still emotional for us to find out!

Shane will still be monitored at Swedish over the next few years.  Every 4 months he will go in for bloodwork and scans.

Thank you again for ALL the support you have been to us!!!  We really have the greatest family and friends and couldn't be more blessed!  Thank you for all the prayers!  We know that it was God's healing hand that gets all the glory!

Monday, December 19, 2011


Shane's voice is pretty much back to normal in only 2 weeks!!!  His scar is looking so much better and healing well!  We have so much to be thankful for:)

We got to celebrate cancer coming to an end by staying at the Alderbrook resort.  It was so beautiful!  It was so fun to get away and not be staying at Swedish;)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Going Home Today!

We found out this morning that we get to go home!  Shane's pain is under control with heavy pain meds....which also make him super tired.  They took the tube out of his neck.  His voice is still pretty much gone. He sounds like he has a deep whisper.

Thanks for the prayers, emails and texts!  They mean a lot to us!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Recovery Update....

After yesterday's surgery, Shane barely had a voice and we all just assumed it was like all his other surgeries....sore from having the oxygen tube down his throat. 

Well, the surgeon came to check on Shane this morning and said that it could take up to 6 months for him to get his voice back.  And if it didn't come back, he would have to do another surgery to get it back. 

Please pray that it does come back on it's own!  This was a curve ball we didn't see coming. I feel so badly for Shane:(  He has been through so much already:(

Friday, December 2, 2011

And We Can See the Finish Line!!!

Shane had his last surgery and it went well!  It went about an hour longer than expected, but they got everything they needed to.  It looks like his therastic duct (the tube in your neck that carries kile from your stomach) didn't get cut......which was a HUGE answer to prayer because that means he won't have to be on a zero fat diet.  

Shane is expected to have a quicker recovery than in the past.  He then will have blood work and scans done Dec. 27th and Dec. 29th he has an appointment with his Oncologist to go over everything.  Our prayer is that he will then be told he is cancer free!  2012 should be a fresh start for us!

Shane is really looking forward to eating normal and getting back into his active pace of life!  We are SO excited for this to all be done:)  We really couldn't be more blessed with our amazing family and friends!  You all have prayed and been there for us when we didn't have the energy! 

LAST Surgery.... DEC 2nd!!!

What was expected to be his new scar.....
                                                  Right before going into surgery.....

Shane after his surgery.  About a 6-7inch scar that is expected to heal up pretty well in the next year.  He also has a drain tube that will be taken out in the next couple days.

Saturday, October 29, 2011


We are home!  Shane is still in a ton of pain, but we are keeping up on the pain meds.  He is doing so much better than his last surgery!  He is expected to have his next (and LAST) surgery in about 4-5 weeks (after he is healed).  Please keep him in your prayers for that!:)

Here are a few pics from the hospital:)