Shelby’s Story

Site created on June 8, 2018

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Journal entry by Rian Cook

Well folks, good news!  I'll keep this short and simple.  Shelby is currently CANCER FREE!  Just found out on the 3rd.  Both her latest brain MRI and full body PET scan show NO discernible signs of cancer in her body.  Great news but still a long road ahead.  She has 4-5 months of chemo remaining.  We decided to stay with Chemo since it seems to be effective and if her cancer returns later on down the road, then we can go back to immunotherapy.

She is still very weak and as we ease her off Prednisone, she struggles to maintain the same level of cognitive functioning and motor skills.  Still not sure what exactly causes the decline, combination of everything is my guess, but something we will hopefully figure out soon.  In the meantime she is continuing with her speech/cognitive therapy, physical therapy, and now she just started a workout program at our local YMCA designed specifically for cancer survivors.  

That's about it for now.  Thank you again for all your prayers as they have clearly worked!
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