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Posted 2018-10-02T21:05:40Z

Two week follow-up

Hi everyone,

I had my surgery follow-up appointment on Friday. The doctor said the incision is looking good, and I need to come back in a couple of weeks to have my stitches removed. He gave me this awesome x-ray of my new femur and knee! Good news is that the pathology report showed that they removed all of the cancer. Bad news is that only 60% of the tumor died from 4 cycles (20 weeks) of chemo and they had hoped for that number to be closer to 90%. I didn't get an explanation from my surgeon for what that means for my prognosis, so I hope to get more information from my oncologist when I see her in a few weeks. As far as I know right now, I have 8 more weeks of chemo left and that will start back in two weeks.

Overall, I'm feeling pretty good post-surgery. I'm not in much pain, and if anything it's just discomfort. I'm waiting to find out when I will begin outpatient physical therapy. I do know that I won't be back to speed walking, or even regular walking without a walker/crutches for a while. I still can't bear weight on my right leg.

Thanks again for all your support, thoughts and prayers!



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Comments (11)

  • Marian Eidson
    Marian Eidson

    Great update, Stacie - so glad to hear of your progress. Hang in there, and we are all thinking about you! Marian Eidson

    one year ago · Reply
  • Ann Conklin
    Ann Conklin

    Thank you for the update....sorry you do have to go through another round of chemo but that will pass and you will be on your way to an easier recovery. Positive update and continuing those positive thoughts and prayers coming your way. Love you....Ann Conklin

    one year ago · Reply
  • Mike Joyner
    Mike Joyner

    Stacie that's great. Miss you at second harvest. Still praying for you. Mike Joyner

    one year ago · Reply
  • Steve Preston
    Steve Preston

    I think that is a great update. You hang on there and just take it slowly and easy. Love you bunches an take care.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Robin Griner
    Robin Griner

    Stacie I know you wanted better news but at least you’re walking and hopefully each day will be better for you and your family. I pray for you to get better each day.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Stephanie Godlove
    Stephanie Godlove

    Thanks for keeping us updated on your progress!

    one year ago · Reply
  • Nita Hill
    Nita Hill

    Progress! Thanks for the update.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Sara Penny
    Sara Penny

    LOVE LOVE LOVE you .Your a fighter and a wonderful young lady , so many people are praying for you and cheering you on . We will beat this you can do it strongest Little Vera I have seen since her. Remember she is watching over you with all her love and faith . LOVE you Stacie Ann Taylor Denton.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Maribeth Stahl
    Maribeth Stahl

    Glad to read this update, Stacie!! What are your greatest needs from any of us at this time?

    one year ago · Reply
    • Stacie Denton
      Stacie Denton

      Hey! I would say meals (delivery or cooked). I just added more dates to the calendar now that I have my chemo schedule for the next two cycles. Thanks so much!!

      one year ago · Reply
  • Vicki Sullivan
    Vicki Sullivan

    Stacie,,just read ur update on ur follow up appointment,,,so glad ur doing great,,,U and Ur family r still in my thoughts and prayers,,,I'll try my best to get U a meal over ,,,my arm is giving me alot of problems swelling and hurting,,,thanks for update. LOVE to U All 💜👪💜

    one year ago · Reply