Welcome to Shelby's Blog

Shelby, Vicky, the kids and our whole family want to express our SINCERE gratitude to each and every one of you for your love, concern, support and prayers !! Tremendous strength is being drawn from YOUR love !

We have set up this blog to ensure that you all stay up to date on Shelby's progress, and I'm sure that once he's better, he'll be checking in on here too !

In the meantime, we have included links for you to share these updates with more of Shelby's friends, and we encourage you to please check back often for updates, we promise to keep it as current as we can !!

We've also included a guest book ( just click LEAVE A RESPONSE under the guest book title), which Shelby will read when he's better, so that you can leave him some messages, and you too can share some....Love For Shelby !!!

Lastly, there is also a group page on FACEBOOK....just search LOVE FOR SHELBY in group pages, and you can leave messages, upload a pic of you and Shelby together, share stories, etc. !!!

Know that each of you are loved and appreciated !!!
God bless you !!!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Praise God in the highest

I just wanted to pass the word on that I just got permission and approval from the doctor to return to work in full status on Monday March 15, 2010.

Vicky and I went by the office today and spoke with the chief. I asked the chief for his blessing to return to work. As the very caring man he is he asked me a series of questions to make sure that I was ready to return safely.

I feel AWESOME and I am looking forward to getting back in the streets. So if you know some criminals tell them to turn themselves in (LOL), because I will be on the trail of bad guys. Can you imagine over two months of policing built up in a man and ready to come out (whoo hoo makes your head pop off).

On a serious note. I know you all have been praying so hard for me and my family during this time. I know some of you have been praying for the police department and the leaders of the department. I want you all to know with out God my Father and Creature, Jesus my Saviour and Lord, and the Holy Spirit for spiritual daily guidance, and all of your prayers this time of my life would have been so much harder. Everyone that has sent encouraging messages of love, get well cards, phone calls, visits, etc. You all will have a special place in my heart that will never be replaced. I ask for your continued prayers as I go back to work.

Pray that:

My eyes to be opened to what God wants me to see as if I'm looking at things through His eyes.
My ears open to what God tells me to do and that I hear Him clearly.
My heart is open to show the LOVE of God to all.
My arms reach out to those in need and that I am able to keep them safe from harm.
My feet are guided by God and I allow God to show me the path that He has in store for me.
Most of all everything I say and do is all for God and He be given all the PRAISE, HONOR, and GLORY of all that has been done and all that we all have gone through and what we all will go through in the future GOOD or BAD it all belongs to God.

I love you all. Again, thanks for all that you've all done. It's really great to know how loved you really are. So, with that said don't ever miss a chance to tell or show people that you love them.

God Bless you all.


Thursday, February 25, 2010

Doctor's Visit

Hey guys,

I hope all is well with everybody. I went to the doctor today for my results from the CT SCAN last Thursday. Doctor stated he hasn't looked at them personally, but the radiologist wrote in his notes everything appears to be clear and there doesn't seem to be anything questionable in the scan. The doctor did say the mass obviously didn't grow over night so he wants to keep a watch on it and maybe check things every 6 months or so just to keep me healthy.

The doctor checked my incision area making sure there wasn't any tenderness. I showed him the one place that hasn't closed up completely. He said it looks fine and seems to be healing slower. He noticed that a little piece of tissue was sticking out pass the skin keeping the skin from closing over the top. He used a long match like thing (I think he called it silver chloride or something)to wipe on the wound after wetting it with water and burned the piece of tissue so he could take the tissue out making the hole deeper so the skin would close over the top. This stuff burned like a small fire for a while, but if it helps to heal it faster I'm all for it. He said he was very happy how everything is going and doesn't anticipate any problems.

He said I need to keep my weight in check. He noticed I have gained a little since the last doctor's appointment. The scale (that lying thing..lol) showed that I weighed 269 pounds which is not to high, but he wants me to stay about 235-250 in that range. I agreed. He asked if I had been working out. I said cooking, cleaning, washing dishes, washing clothes, etc. He said no a workout. I'm like it's a workout (LOL). I told him he told me not to pick up over 20 pounds until I was instructed by him. He said everything seems to be healing fine to start walking more briskly, jogging, bicycling, treadmill, or something and began lifting weights more.

I said, "I'm ready to go back to work". He said we need to get your strength and energy levels back up before you can go back to work. He don't want me to go to work and hurt myself doing something my body wasn't ready to do. He said then just get in the gym or something to get active and it shouldn't take long. I'm there....lol anything to help me get back to work. I really miss being on the streets.

Again, I wanna thank EVERYONE for all of their LOVE, PRAYERS, and SUPPORT through all of the different things that my family and I have been through.

All of this would not have been possible without God. I want you to know He is and always will be #1 and deserves all the PRAISE, HONOR, and GLORY.

The best thing about all of this is the devil lost another battle. I don't know why he keeps trying, God is ALWAYS gonna WIN!

Thanks again to all with most love,


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

I know I haven't updated you guys lately and I'm very sorry for that. God gave me several opportunities to get out and about. God allowed me the opportunity to attended church services at First Baptist Church of SunnySide. God allowed me to opportunity go visit some of you. I know I said this before and it may sound like a broken record (for those of you that are not sure what a record is, a cd with a scratch in it is the closes thing I can thing of to describe it....LOL). I want to thank you all for your continued support.

I am doing alot better strength is getting better each day. I can actually pick up a 15 pound dumbbell without being in pain. I can do little things around the house even though I do still get tired in a short amount of time. I don't sleep as much as the cats do (LOL). God does give me enough strength each day to do the task he has set for me to do that day and I'm very grateful and give Him all the Glory. Last Sunday was my first Sunday God allowed me to sing with the praise team since I've been sick. It was AWESOME.

On February 11, 2010 Vicky and myself had out 20th Anniversary. We went to a class together at the Henry County Sheriff's Department for training and then we went to Joe's Crab Shack (neither of us has ever been there before.) The food and service was awesome and we had a wonderful time. I took her to Southlake Mall to pick up her cookie cake for our anniversary. Then she had to go home to rest because she had to go to work that night. Vicky your the best and I LOVE YOU MOSTEST.

On February 18, 2010 I have a CAT scan set up at Atlanta Medical Center to check everything to make sure things are going well inside. There is not a problem the Dr Burrowes wants to do CAT scans every so often just to keep a check on things. Several of you have asked about the mass found. It was call FIBROMATOSIS. I have checked the Internet for information and didn't do well finding much. I did find two websites that might help you understand it some. One of the sites has letters from people that had the mass growing in them and some of the things they had to go through. If you want surf those sight for information that would be great. If you can find a site that has good information or at lease better information please share with me that would be AWESOME.



My next doctor's appointment is February 25, 2010. I will let you all know how things go.

You guys have been and are so awesome and I'm so glad God has allowed you all to be part of my life.

May God continue to bless you as he has me.

Love in Christ

ps I tried to post this the other day and it didn't work for me so I had to connect the IT DEPARTMENT for help (VICKY & GINA). With a prayer and their help it should post correctly.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Don't count me out yet

Hello to all my family and friends. I know it's been a minute since you've guys heard from me. Just wanted to send an update on what has taken place lately.

I've had the great opportunity to get to go to church (First Baptist Church of Sunny Side)and enjoyed some real life preaching from my Pastor Joel Stewart. I got to see lots of my family and friends there and had a wonderful time (even though it did wear me out). Layne, you were correct as usual I should have waited and not tried to rush back so fast. It was great getting out of the house and moving though.

Vicky took me to my doctor (DR CELIO BURROWES) yesterday (Wednesday Jan 27, 2010) to have my check up. The doctor did remove my staples and I do have a couple of places that haven't closed up completely. He said to keep the area dry with bandages and they should close fine. I told him in my lower belly I felt something that felt like a small pound cake. (knowing I haven't eaten no pound cake, I told him it couldn't be that.) He checked it and said it feels like scar tissue to him. He said he will look at it closer when he does my next CT SCAN in a month to make sure things are doing as they are supposed too. He is very happy the way things are going.

Before we left to go to the doctor Vicky pulled up Kip's EMT test results for his National Registry and he passed. I'm so PROUD of him for all the extra hard work he has put in to get through the class (I know the class is not easy and the National test is even harder). Now he has to complete his practicals in Macon. Then he can get his certification numbers.

Today Vicky went to do some errands and I took it upon myself to try and clean the house a little so i could move around and you all know me I over did it a little (scratch that - a lot). I just wanted to help her cause shes been doing so much keeping up with things and trying to get it all done. How she got it all done with out going crazy, i don't know. Well guys I guess thats one of those many special things that God gives to women to keep us men in order.

A lot of you have asked me about the kids.

Kip's working at Fun Bowl and still doing internship with Henry County Fire Department. I want to thank all the men and women that have helped Kip along with his EMT and FIRE training. I want you all to know it is paying off.

Amber's doing lots of school things and drama practices. I see her in passing a lot, but she does tell me she loves me before she leaves. Keep up the great work Amber.

Chase has been working with his mom on doing some kind of 3D map project on Stone Mountian. As I watch them and listen to them work on it I'm thinking if this goes on much longer this project is going to out grow them. Well Chase had to turn it in this morning and hasn't got a grade yet. I know it will be good. Lots of time was spent stressing over the project, because it had to be just right. Good luck son.

I want to again THANK EVERYBODY for all their LOVE, PRAYERS, and SUPPORT during my down time. As most of you know I'm bitting at the bit to get back to work. I have promised lots of you that I wouldn't go back to soon. I am working very hard to keep that promise. All of you have been awesome during this time, bringing by food, sending cards, flowers, phone calls, visits, etc. I couldn't attempt to name each person cause with my mind I would forget somebody and wouldn't want to do that.

Well I'm gonna run Vicky said I've been typing to much and I need to go eat something and relax. I miss you ALL and can't wait to see you ALL soon.

Love you guys