Message From David

Dear Blog Readers,
It is hard for me to put into words what the interest and concern from each of you has meant to Sheri and to me. There was such meaning and support expressed to us with every entry. We read comments from so many people - close friends and those who we didn't really know very well - and it strengthened us. This blog allowed family and friends to participate in this journey and be inspired by Sheri's strength, but at a comfortable distance.
Have you ever cried so much that your eyes are just dry? Well, that's how I have felt sometimes over the past few months. My emotions were so raw at times that I couldn't always read the blog, but every time I did, I drew strength from you. Thank you all for your love and support.
David Faught

Funeral Information

Sheri's funeral will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 19, 2009. It will be at the LDS church, 750 W. Richards St. in Fallon.


November 13, 2009

Today Sheri's earthly journey ended. Although she is gone, her positive influence will be felt in our lives as we have become better for having known her. During her illness, we all drew strength from her positive attitude in the face of such adversity. Our prayers are with her family during this time.



I had the stent surgery yesterday, as scheduled. I came right home and went to sleep. I am very weak and tired and I'm sleeping a lot. It is too early for me to know how the new positioning of these drains is working.
I am almost unable to talk on the phone and visitors are really hard to have right now. I know many people are praying for me and I thank you for those prayers.



It is another day and I am still having a lot of pain, which I have come to expect. It is hard to tell, but I think it is worse today than even a few days ago. I have spent some time resting and some time up today. I am still scheduled to go in for the surgery to redo my stents on Thursday. David thinks I'm too weak to have it, and can see his point, I am pretty weak right now. But if the doctors will let me, I'm inclined to do it. I don't know, things change from day to day. We'll see what this week brings.



Things are a lot the same for me as far as my pain goes; I still have the same bad back pain. A few months ago, someone gave me a walker with four wheels. I put it away thinking I would never need something like that. Well, the day has arrived that using it actually helps me get around a little easier. I am trying to use it go just walk around the house because I know I need the movement for my legs and back. David got me some gel pads that I am going to try to ease some of my back pain. I think it will give me a little more cushioning. I'm not sure how they'll work, but I'm going to try them out.

I am scheduled to go in this Thursday to St. Marys for another round of surgery. I am supposed to get my blood tests done sometime before then, so that it what the upcoming week looks like for me. Thank you all for the kind thoughts and prayers.



Today has been fine, the medication handles my abdominal pain pretty well, but it is the back pain that is hard to get a handle on. It has been worse today and I spend a lot of my day just trying to endure it. I sleep when I can which is nice because I don't feel the pain. My mom came here today to spend the day with me. It is good to have her help and company. I know there are many people who ask about me and pray for me and I want to thank you for that. I really appreciate it.