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Posted 2018-12-21T07:01:00Z

GOOD. NEWS. (Back at Stanford; Cycle 2)

Hello there!  I’m at Stanford Hospital, and I’m on 2 of 5 days of several chemotherapies. (Disclaimer: I’m on my 4 and 5 chemos in 3 weeks, any typo is the chemo’s fault! 🤪)

Most recent happy UPDATE:  Dr Ganjoo/Sarcoma specialist says I get to come home between treatments. So that means that every 2.5 weeks I will receive chemotherapy for either 3 days or 5 days continuously then likely get to go back home to recover!  Dr. Ganjoo/She is having me get my blood counts checked 2 times/wk and will get blood or platelet transfusions and all IN CHICO if/when needed. Stanford said that they will also be watching my blood counts daily while receiving chemo here and will transfuse if I need it. There are details to work out since I used to visit Paradise Cancer Center but thankfully the MD and NP’s here at Stanford are working on the details pretty diligently here for Chico. Nice. 

Also, more good news: I only 4 cycles before surgery. So in my mind, I only have half the amount I thought I did. Each hospital admission is ONE cycle! Here’s the official correct SCHEDULE:

Nov 28-30 —-> CYCLE 1:  3 chemo over 48 hrs (DONE)

Dec 19-23 —-> CYCLE 2:   2 chemos for 5 days (1/2 way done)

Jan 9-12 ——> CYCLE 3: 3 chemo over 48 hrs

Jan 30-Feb 2 ——> CYCLE 4: 2 chemos for 5 days

*****SURGERY*****  Then 4 more more cycles as above.  

Pretty good way to start this cycle, so much good news. I apologize for all of the detail updates, but so many are asking! 

Thank you all so very much for your prayers, your thoughts, your love. God hears each one. 

Love, Stacy

ps. Friends from my time in Afghanistan set up a Go-Fund-Me account for those that want to support (travel, food, lodging, copays, meds, etccccc). Click the link and read if you want to Know that I appreciate you all regardless of any donations!!!

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Comments (15)

  • Jody Drew
    Jody Drew

    So happy to hear you will get to go home between cycles! Merry Christmas!

    one year ago · Reply
  • Denise Miller
    Denise Miller

    Grateful for the new schedule. More prayers.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Juliet LaFleur
    Juliet LaFleur

    Grateful for the new schedule and for the gift of going home between! Holding you in my heart as always and sending you light and love!

    one year ago · Reply
  • Lisa Bilstein
    Lisa Bilstein

    What a blessing to be able to go home in between and for Christmas! Sending love 💗As a former pastor of mine always said— Hope the warm fuzzies are greater than the cold pricklies this round!

    one year ago · Reply
  • Sarah Starr Vincent
    Sarah Starr Vincent

    Very happy about this news and am GLAD to get all updates and details,❤️ MERRY Christmas! Praying 😘

    one year ago · Reply
  • Robin Swartz
    Robin Swartz

    Way to stay positive and focused on the goal Stacy! You go girl.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Allison Simcox
    Allison Simcox

    I'm glad you have such positive news to share! Your attitude is amazing. Continuing to pray for you!

    one year ago · Reply
  • Tracy Houtman
    Tracy Houtman

    Sending love, prayers and healing energy ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    one year ago · Reply
  • Sydne Murua
    Sydne Murua

    So good to know you're doing well with this overwhelming process. You AMAZE me, Stacy!!! You're constantly in my thoughts & I'm sending virtual hugs. Hopefully we can get a real hug while you're home. Merry Christmas!!!

    one year ago · Reply
  • Josette McMichael
    Josette McMichael

    Thanks for sharing the good news. Hopefully it should be a Chico Christmas for you! Praying!

    one year ago · Reply
  • Linda Stenzel
    Linda Stenzel

    What great news! Praying for your healing and pain, with thanks for going home between treatments 💕 Have a very blessed and Merry Christmas 🎄

    one year ago · Reply
  • Mary Lou Smyth
    Mary Lou Smyth

    Sending love and praying! Yay for good news! Merry Christmas!

    one year ago · Reply
  • Nancy Friesen
    Nancy Friesen

    Stacy, Brad and I will be lifting you up before the throne of our God these days, right here from North Dakota!! We send our love and hugs too!!

    one year ago · Reply
  • Therese

    I’m soooo glad you’ll be in Chico!!

    one year ago · Reply
  • Leah Jones
    Leah Jones

    I am thankful for your good news Stacy and for the schedule update. I am praying that during this recovery you are able to celebrate the holidays and special times with family and friends. Love and hugs to you!

    one year ago · Reply