Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A Celebration

Sheri Jahner's Celebration of Life will be Saturday March 16th, 2013 at Lakeside Baptist Church | 9150 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218 followed by lunch.

I am only in the initial stages of gathering pictures and videos, and I would be willing to include any and all pictures you have that you feel would add to the memory of Sheri.

You can see my progress so far here:

Sheri's Celebration of Life

All are welcome to attend the celebration since Sheri loved each and every one of you.

Please consider this a personal invite.


Monday, November 5, 2012

A Passing

Sheri Lorraine Jahner, age 35, passed away the foggy morning of November 5th, 2012 at her home in Dallas, Texas after a hard fought battle with cancer.  She was the loving daughter of Larry and Julie (Alwin) Wesson, and was born in Caribou, Maine.  Sheri attended college at UW-River Falls where she received a degree in teaching and continued on to teach and make friends at a charter school in Saint Paul, Minnesota.  Sheri met the love of her life, Eric Jahner, in 1999 while working part-time to pay for college at Arby’s in Hudson, Wisconsin, and they were married in 2001 in Grand Marais, Minnesota on the shores of Lake Superior. 

Her greatest passion was her children whom she began sewing for when they were still in diapers.  Over the years she graduated to making shirts and dresses while she gave Reese and Eli a home school education.  She longed to explore the globe and, after extensive research of the Khmer people, accomplished her dream travel destination of Cambodia in March of 2012.   

Sheri began her blog, I’m Sorry for Cursing, as a young female with rectal cancer with the intent that it assist others and detailed her journey battling the disease.  Sheri is survived by her husband Eric; her children Reese and Eli; her parents Larry and Julie; her sister Amanda; her father and mother in-law Mike and Pat; her sisters-in-law Terri, Sarah and Katie.  She is further survived by countless friends and other relatives that have helped her physically, emotionally and spiritually through her battle with cancer. 

Sheri has requested her ashes be scattered in the Dry Tortugas National Park outside of Key West, Florida.  A celebration of life is will be scheduled for March, 2013 in Dallas, Texas.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Filling in . . . (cont)

Yeah, Eric filling in for Sheri again. 

Sheri is resting better these days with a much quieter stomach.  Perhaps due to some of the new drugs, she is very groggy and not much of a conversationalist.  Every now and again she gets out one of her witty lines or laughs at something someone says. 

Hospice has been working with me on her pain level this morning since last night was not good (for either of us) so she is sleeping much better today than last night. 

Currently peacful and pain free, Sheri sleeps away the day.

Wishing everyone a great day.


Friday, November 2, 2012

Filling in . . .

This is Eric, Sheri's husband.  I thought I would post for Sheri until she gets back to doing these herself.

Sheri has seen such a drastic decline in health over the last few weeks, I am surprised.  Gone from walking normally and not looking the part of a cancer patient, to needing a walker to not being able to move her legs at all as of today.  Sheri asks me to straighten her legs in bed, or pull them up if she is in pain.  I lift her to the wheel chair to get her to the bathroom or lift her into the car if we have to drive anywhere.

The most recent scan reports show widespread tumors: from her hip to her hylar structures; from her spine to her cerebellum.  The number of metastasis just exploded.  The Regorafenib actually showed mixed results in her lungs with some tumors shrinking a bit, but others growing substantially.  With the cancer having spread so much, there is no point in even considering the continuation of Regorafenib even though we have the option now that it is an approved drug for metastatic colon cancer.

So Sheri is now in Hospice. 

The nurse is great and the doctor was in today to revew meds and make some changes.  The doc is concerned about Sheri not being able to keep anything down so a few new drugs will be changed out today and if this is not under control by Monday, we have another couple of changes to make that may help.  The problem stems from the tumors in her brain that are aggravating the "puke" toggle switch.  No nausea ever, just "get the bucket" when the toggle gets flipped. 

Sheri would appreciate any prayers you can for Reese and Eli. 

She is struggling these days.