The Stacey Report

May 9: Photography and Oncology

Posted in Uncategorized by ohthatdeb on May 9, 2006

The Stacey Family had pictures taken today, and the report is that all went well for about fifteen minutes until all H-E-double-toothpicks broke loose, in the form of a very small but powerful bundle of crankiness. Steve Robb was very patient, and Stacey feels that in the end the portraits will be good, it was just a more raucous experience than expected.

After that, a meeting with Dr. Brown the Excellent Oncologist, who said that yes, indeed, the lump in Stacey’s breast is markedly smaller and more diffuse. That, along with the reduced pain in her hip and back, gives a good indication that the radiation and hormone treatments are doing their jobs. And we haven’t even gotten to the really good stuff yet! Cancer cells, your days are numbered!

In other news, you have hit my minimum Relay for Life donation amount — thank you very much! I have doubled the amount on the page so that you can continue to donate; there is no maximum, so keep clickin’!

In the “how are they holding up” category, I’d like to relay part of a conversation I had with Stacey yesterday. We were chatting on the phone, somewhat desultorily, when Stacey said “I’m playing with my pills on the table. Oh, hey, I made a little guy! He’s got a Tamoxifen head, ginseng body, Oxycontin arms, and Senokot legs.”

So, sense of humor undamaged!

(What can I say, we’re easily entertained.)

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  1. Grandma Nancy said, on May 9, 2006 at 7:50 pm

    Must have read that second paragraph at least 10 times. And took a deep breath – the first in a long time. WOW what good news. Keep it coming.


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