The Stacey Report

May 7: Warm and, Furthermore, Fuzzy

Posted in Uncategorized by ohthatdeb on May 7, 2006

Ok, so the best thing about writing this blog instead of Stacey doing it herself is that I get to say nice things about my sister and she can’t stop me! MWAH HAH HAH!

So here is my favorite way to describe Stacey:

My sister is like a pinata: she’s hard to get open… but there’s candy inside.

And so when I talk to her on the phone, I am not surprised (although many others might be) when she gets all MUSHY, yes I said it, downright GUSHY about the lovely things people have done and said in the wake of this… this.

“Everybody is being so nice to me!”

Well, duh!

But the main reason I post this is to say that along with everything else Stacey will be doing as complementary therapy (acupuncture, nutrition, sleeping in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber, whatever…) I think that knowing how much everyone is behind her, hearing about it in these concrete ways, is going to be incredibly important. Getting a card or e-mail from a good friend must send out some sort of beneficial brain chemical, right?

The upshot: the more contact Stacey has with friends and family, the stronger her immune system will be (I know there’s some kind of scientific evidence for that — Stacey, look that up in the Med databases, wouldja?). The stronger her immune system, the easier and more effective the treatment will be. Right now is a crucial time for preparing for the really intensive therapy she’s going to have, and as this will be a pretty long road, it’s important to keep those cards and letters coming!

And for very selfish reasons, I want to thank you all personally for everything you’re doing for Stacey, it’s a gift to me as well.

OK, fine! I’m shutting up now! (I can feel her glaring at me all the way from here.)

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  1. Sue D. said, on May 7, 2006 at 4:18 pm

    Stacey…

    Much love & postive energy coming to you, Mike, Ruby & Lyle from Western Maine.

    I tried to send a message before, but couldn’t quite figue it out. Who thought up the name Blog anyway.

    I’m glad that the doctor feels the chemo won’t wipe you out too much.

    I have a good friend, who is a breast cancer survivor, who had a rather unique approach to hair/head gear…she painted her head!

    Hopefully I can figure out how to send this.

    Lots of Love,
    Sue & Ernie

  2. Anonymous said, on May 7, 2006 at 6:57 pm

    Hi Stacey,

    I’m a friend of Deb’s (we worked together at WebCT) and you probably have no idea who I am, but I figure that getting a well-wishing message from a near-complete stranger might also be oddly beneficial 🙂

    I told Deb I wasn’t very religious, but that I would do my equivalent of prayer (and in the process, figure out what that means!). And I will keep tabs on this blog every day (it’s at the top of my subscribed blogs list now).

    So I hope that the thought that people you never met are rootin’ for you and reading all about your daily activities and performing strange unspecified pseudomystical rites on your behalf is somehow encouraging 😉

    Take care,
    Mike Hairston

  3. Grandma Nancy said, on May 7, 2006 at 9:08 pm

    And speaking of pseudomystical rites you are on at least 6 prayer circle lists as well as untold individual ones. I calculate they probably reach somewhere around 1000 people. All sending good strong healing wishes out for you.

  4. Grandma Nancy said, on May 7, 2006 at 9:10 pm

    P.S. And that’s just my group of friends.

  5. Anonymous said, on May 8, 2006 at 10:48 am

    Lots of love & energy & thoughts & all good things are coming your way from Salem, MA.

    X & O’s from Mary and John Meyer
    (and all their cats as well….)


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