Update from Sam

Beach Bums…

20 Jul , 2015  

So I’ve discovered that a good way to recover from 3 weeks of radiation is to sit on the beach with family and friends and eat homemade grub and talk about the good ol days and watch kids fly kites and take naps on the couch and look for dolphins on the horizon and sleep in and breathe in the salt air… .that’s where I’ve been and what I’ve been doing. I am sorry for not updating this earlier. Been laying low. I’m feeling a bit better, the radiation reduced my pain, and I believe the progression of the cancer, which is what we wanted it to do. But, I have NO energy. One flight of stairs and I’m ready to find the couch. Seriously. It sucks. My appetite has been bad b/c of the morphine I’m on all day, every day. I’ve lost a lot of weight. Which all of you know, I don’t need!! But I’m eating more this week and that feels good. It was ugly for a while.

This Thursday we meet with my oncologist and will hopefully get some ideas for PLAN D. No clue if we will be tapping in to a new trial or dipping back into more chemo. NO CLUE. But I hope to have some news for everyone by end of week.

I will do a different post for this, but I am incredibly lucky to have been picked for the Joe’s Bucket Bash recipient in August at Captain Bills. Volleyball, corn hole tournaments, auction of local goodies…all helping fund my medical bills. I was teared up when I was offered this opportunity. There are some VERY KIND people in this world. Thanks to Gabe and John for getting me in the mix. Please like this page and get a team together and/or come out to the event and drink some cold beverages and make  a bid on some of the cool stuff. https://www.facebook.com/joesbucketbash


Pops and I on Bogue Inlet Pier…we used to sleigh the croaker there!


22 Responses

  1. Julie says:

    Damn it! I hate this for you! I hear ya about just doing a flight of stairs. I remember being at that point and asking my cancer survivor friends if I would ever have energy again. They all said YES,
    and they were right. I know, hard to imagine at this point, but you will be slamming again one day. You are in my heart, Sam. xoxox

  2. Merlyn says:

    Much love Sam!! You got this!! You are so strong. Hang in there. Love you muchly!

  3. Jordan Dobbins says:

    Sending LOVE LOVE LOVE and positive vibrations your way brother! Keep pounding this world needs more people like Sam Shelby! Working on getting a team together for Joe’s bucket bash and looking forward to seeing you soon.

  4. susan says:

    You’re doing great, Sam! It’s not the course any of us would have chosen for you but what an indomitable spirit you have! Sending love, hugs and good mojo!

  5. Amy Moeller says:

    Lot of love & prayers Sam! Glad you got to spend some time at the beach with family, soak in some salty air and rest. Stay strong this week! Some Moeller Mojo coming your way :0) Big hug from Cali!

  6. Elizabeth Beacham says:

    Sam- hate so much you are going through this. I had you on my mind the other day and lifted you up in prayer. I will continue to do so. You are one of the best and I have always thought the world of you. Hang in there. Thinking of you and sending mojo your way.

  7. Amy Malone says:

    You’re incredible! My thoughts and prayers are with yous me your family. I know you will get stronger and be eating and having a Budweiser soon!!

  8. Terry Scalzo says:

    Keep fighting Sam! Great news on the Bucket Bash! Much love and mojo coming to you.

  9. Carolina Barrenechea Checa says:

    Sin mayores comentarios mi Samcito. You know my heart and my thoughts are with you!!!!

  10. Robin Peters says:

    Prayers & lots of love coming you way. You are a strong person, and one of the sweetest guys I know. Lots of mojo coming your way. Looking forward to seeing you in August.

  11. Amy Sawyer says:

    Thanks for the update. You’re in my thoughts every day. Sending love, hugs, and major warrior mojo!

  12. jody in wine country says:

    Thanks for the update, Sam. Keeping you in daily prayers. I’m happy the pain is better and sorry what you have to go through to make it possible. Sending hugs.

  13. Dana Siti says:

    Chin up Sam. Keep doing what you’re doing. Never give in. You got this. So much love coming your way….from more than you’ll ever know. Xoxo

  14. Jenn says:

    You’re truly an inspiration Sam! Despite your exhaustion, you keep us updated and you can hear the positivity in your words. I am so grateful to have the internet to stay connected while being thousands of miles away. Someone said in another comment, “this is not the path we would have chosen for you…” but you surely are fighting this with all you’ve got! You will win! And i hope I can make the trip to come celebrate remission day. Love you Sam.

  15. Bud Wawner says:

    Praying for you brother. Keep up the positive energy! You are an inspiration to us all! Much love!

  16. Scott says:

    Brother! I am just learning about what you have been going through… Every good vibe and thought I can muster I am sending your way! Stay warrior Sam!!

  17. Blair Churchill says:

    I am thinking of you and sending you prayers and well wishes. I know you are fighting this… You are strong and always have been. Many, many hugs and kisses from Greensboro.

    Much love to you and your family,

  18. Jon Zahlaway says:

    Keep battling, Sam. Sending lots of love & mojo from the Z’s in Philly!

  19. Clark Hipolito says:

    Thanks for the update Sam…
    I hate that you’re not feeling well, but you seem to be in good spirits. I’ve been reading your posts and praying for you and I want you to know that you are an inspiration to me and so so very many people! Hang tough brutha!

  20. Carol Hobbs says:

    Hi Sam,
    Thank you for the update. Remember John Wayne said “courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway” so you keep getting back on that horse! Hope to see you soon!

  21. Florence C. SRV says:

    Hi Sam, Saw someon with a MoJo Warrior shirt on at Mayfaire. We both did a high 5 for Sam. Planning on going Joe’s Bucket Bash at Captain Bills, You are always in my prayers.

  22. Nicole says:

    So glad your warrior spirit is going strong and you are keeping us posted. Thoughts and prayers are with you daily!!! Keep up the strong fight!!!

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