Rest and Recovery

Hello all,

This is Dennis, Stacy’s husband, dropping in to give you a little update on the days events.  Today, as most of you could realize, has been a roller-coaster of a day.  A lot of anxiety and a little fear from both of us, and a lot of courage and strength from Stacy.  She had to start with a visit to radiology to put a guide wire into the center of the tumor.  The first of many needle pokes for the day…This wire was inserted to give the surgeon a better idea of where the center mark of the tumor resided, and a clearer picture of the what needed to be removed.  This procedure took probably an hour from the time she went back to the lab until it was complete.

From radiology we went to the surgical center.  The Virginia Piper Cancer Center.  There is something about that word that will never sit right.  Went through all the check in stuff, and then they took her back to the pre-op room.  She was back there for a couple hours before the doctor checked in with us and went over everything that was going to happen.  At that point, I said the same prayer I have said many times…”God, let me take this one.  Not her…”.  They finished prepping her and finally got her the “happy juice” and wheeled her back.  Believe me, I knew she was in good hands, and that she had a top notch surgical staff.  Still doesn’t make it easy.

We waited a couple more hours to finally get word.  Doctor said surgery went well.  She biopsied 4 lymph nodes, and they look healthy visually (Praise God!).  We still have to wait a few days to get the pathology report back, but the doctor is optimistic.  We’ll take that!  All in all, the day went as well as it could.  Stacy will be sore the next few days, but she is the toughest woman I know.  She will be OK.  I am sure she will keep you all updated as we move forward.

On a personal note, I want to thank all of you.  Your words of encouragement and support are overwhelming.  The love and care you have shown towards Stacy and our family is so awesome.  We can never repay that, but know it is so deeply appreciated.  Please keep up those prayers!  We aren’t done yet, and this battle has just started.  We have fired the first shot and I know it will be won.  Thank you all!

17 thoughts on “Rest and Recovery

  1. Thanks for the update!! Glad to hear all went well & with positive results this far!!👏🏻🙏🏻👏🏻❤️ Much Luv, strength & Aloha healing vibes ur way!

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  2. First shot that we pray hit Cancer right between the eyes! continued prayers for comfort peace and healing. Dukes up keep fighting the good fight God has this and you in his hands 🙏❤️

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  3. Glad to hear this day is DONE….and it sounds like a very positive outlook. It’s crazy to think of all the “what ifs” your minds have had to deal with recently. Hang in there Dennis….
    you’re an amazing rock for her to lean on. Dinner will be delivered by me tomorrow. I’m sad Stacy won’t be able to greet me with her normal “hello hug”…..but grateful I will have a chance to get that from her again down the road. xo~andrea

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  4. Hugs to everyone!!! We know that you will kick this stupid cancer…you are so strong and have a great “team” to help you during this fight!!! 💗

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  5. Thank you Dennis for the update. I was so happy to have spent the weekend with her in Nashville. We have been praying all day and I am happy to hear good news. Thank you for the love and support you give her she is one amazing friend! Take care of yourself too. Amy

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  6. Stacy,
    I am thinking of you and have said a little prayer everyday…my kind of prayers of sending my thoughts and positive energy to you and yours. You are such a bright light and have such a good heart. Know there are so many pulling for you! I love you and hope to talk when you are feeling up to it!
    Paula

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