Thank you for your Prayers…

Our Jenison Shizzle Shop will be closed Wednesday, August 19 as my family and I meet a team of doctors at Spectrum Health’s Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavilion.Shizzle Design Free Paint Demo Best classes Largest selection of chalk clay paints in grand rapids michigan

At this point, I’m not sure what the future holds for me.  They haven’t determined yet if the large bony lesion inside my humerus is malignant or not.  My primary referred me to The Soft Tissue Mass & Sarcoma Multi-Specialty Team at Spectrum Hospital and that’s scary enough.

I’ve had several tests so far including X-rays of my shoulder, which is where I’ve experienced so much pain.  Even though they were imaging my shoulder, part of my arm ended up on the picture.  That’s how they discovered the lesion in the first place.  

I’ve also had an MRI w/ contrast  of my arm followed by a CT scan of my chest.   Sarcoma is prone to going to the lungs.  My lungs feel good right now.  I’m very aware of my breathing as I’ve had lots of problems in the past, but they seem good now.  

All results, including the CT of my chest done yesterday, should be in by the time we meet Wednesday morning (8/19/15).

The team of several oncology specialists, radiologists, a nurse advocate all work together to provide the best possible care.  They’ll explain what they’re thinking and then a biopsy will most likely be ordered.  From what I’ve read, it can be very difficult to tell if this type of tumor is cancer or not without actually getting a piece of it.

I am so very thankful for the outpouring of support and prayers coming in from so many of you the past several months.  

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It’s been a tough year.  My marriage has been fallen apart and the girls and I are doing everything we can to heal from it.  The process of divorce, along with all the emotional and additional expenses are taking a toll.  Guess God thought we could endure a little bit more.  Two major repairs on my truck and now this?  Cancer ~ Seriously?  




Please pray for our daughters!  They’ve been through so much this year already!


Thanks again for all your love and support!!

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A hui hou ~ Shelly

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34 Replies to “Thank you for your Prayers…”

  1. I am a cancer survivor and if you do have it, you will survive too! There are millions of us. Good luck and stay strong…(but it’s ok to cry when you need to).

  2. Shelly, a store in Holland ? You must be in Michigan ? We were there 5 years ago when I went to meet the birth family I had located. Michiganers are terrific !! So, I know you must be very well cared for there. I am so sorry to hear what you are going through. And very sorry about the man who did you wrong. I pray that you are blessed with good test results, and if there is something iffy, I hope you have the best people in your corner. I bet your girls are a lot stronger than they look! After all, they are half YOU!! God bless you with good health outcome.

    down here in hot texas

  3. So sorry to learn of your unhappiness and medical issues. Prayers will be offered asking for strength and courage. I enjoy your blog so much and simply love the chalk painting projects I have ventured into…be strong Shelly. Your friend in Virginia.

  4. Your spirit is so joyous…just look at the beauty that you have created….including your daughters. Let the hurt and disappointment disappear and allow the love from many of us who have never even met you….pour into your being.

  5. Wishing you and your girls the very best. We’re hoping life brings you only good things in the future.

  6. I am a retired oncology nurse from SW Mich, I don’t remember signing up for your blog, although I must have. Your story is new to me, I think God may have wanted me to pray for you and I will. God bless you and your girls.

  7. Shelley, I don’t know you personally. But I have been following your blog for sometime now. What I read today is just terrible news. I’m very sorry to hear about what you and your family have been going through. My prayers are with you and your family. Hope you get good news from your doctors. Stay strong. Hugs.

  8. Shelly, I don’t know why, but I just received the first email from you in months. I’m so sorry to hear that a beautiful, vibrant woman like you has been having such a difficult time. You don’t know me, but I was hooked on your blog the first time I read a post that you had ridden. I am praying for you and your beautiful girls. God bless and keep you all safe.

  9. I had no idea of all that has transpired in your life. Please know you and your daughters are in my thoughts and prayers.

  10. I follow mostly on FB. And have always been in awe of your creative talent. Your painting (and techniques) are top notch. Also follow on Pinterest.

    Your life always sounded just perfect and fun. I am saddened by your husbands bad choices. And praying for good test results. I, too, am a cancer (bladder) survivor. First praying it’s not cancer, then prayers for a complete recovery. Keeping you and your daughters in thoughts and prayers!

    1. I’m so glad you beat your cancer. Bladder cancer is what took Cathy’s husband in four short months. My life is far from perfect and fun. I’ve spent the past couple of years working more hours than anyone should and quite frankly, I’m exhausted. This is probably God’s way of forcing me to slow down. It’s never been that I want to work that hard, it’s just so hard to start a business. At least it has been for us. There’s got to be an easier way to make money and still have a life. Feeling overwhelmed…

  11. God give you the strength to clear this next hurdle and see your girls cheering you on to a HAPPY HEALTHY new life. You will be the WINNER for getting rid of the Loser…he’d have to be seriously flawed to do that to you and your girls.

  12. Shelley,
    I’m so very sorry, I had no idea. You are such a strong woman and will beat whatever comes your way. My prayers are with you and your girls. God Bless??

  13. I don’t know you personally, Shelly … but, your vivacious personality and beautiful painted furniture drew me in to be an avid Shizzle fan. I’m so very sorry for what you are currently going through. We are lifting you up in prayer down here in Alabama. Sending love, hugs, and tons of healing prayers. <3

  14. Shelly, you are in my thoughts and prayers! You are such a strong woman with a great faith! You are such a wonderful example for others! God will keep you close in His loving arms! Sending lots of love, hugs and prayers to you!

  15. I’ve not been able to visit your shop yet (from Ohio) but I haven’t given up on the hope yet! Thinking of you and lifting up prayers for a full recovery for physical and mental both. I, and my two children were victims of a cheating spouse too. It can be devastating. Remember that God works all things together for the good for those who love Him. Your girls are older than mine so hopefully, you can take turns leaning on, encouraging and praying for each other. God bless–Sincerely, Chris

  16. Shelly, So very sorry to hear all of this. You are one of the most talented, loving, caring, and giving of oneself lady that I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. May you feel Gods loving arms wrapped around you and your family while you go through this time of uncertainty. Know that you have so many people praying for you and your whole family.

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