Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Sticky: Stacey sources of information, links, and contact info

Regular updates are happening initially on instagram, which is then automated to feed into twitter and facebook.

But srsly, how can we help

We have set up a tool called lotsahelpinghands which allows you to sign up for various helping tasks. If using a telephone is more your speed you can speak with our social concierge, sister-in-law Emily Boardman, +17576456748 or emilymboardman@gmail.com.

Saturday, March 2, 2019


Hi everyone, I just wanted to, first and foremost, say THANK YOU. Thank you for all of the wonderful meals that gave me something to look forward to during treatment (I'm very food motivated :) ), thank you for the help around the house that let me focus more on rest and spending time with my family, thank you for checking in, thank you for showing me that I was supported and lifted up by so many. It means so much to me and is one of the bright spots from those hazy months of treatment. I finished chemotherapy on 11/15/18 and radiation on 1/18/19, so I'm now done with active treatment. Next is monitoring every 3-6 months for the next several years, with my first scans happening around June. I'm continuing to get stronger, starting back with gentle yoga a few weeks ago, although I haven't returned to horseback riding again (although really, I'm just waiting for the weather to get warmer first :) ). My hair is coming back in and just this week I've started to forgo wearing hats in public. I'm trying to make sure I come away from this whole experience having learned something, and I think one of the lessons is that I need to prioritize my own health more than I did (after all, secure your own oxygen mask first before helping others). To that end, I'm exercising and meditating more, and keeping a closer eye on my stress levels (and trying to put in place better guardrails so I don't let it get so out of control again). I also didn't fully appreciate the value of a human connection, and I was so humbled and grateful for how many people showed up - virtually or physically - to care for and support us. While I'm still as introverted (and socially awkward) as always, I'm hoping I will in turn be a better friend to others and lend my own support and forge connections more readily, as this was so invaluable to me (after all, no man is an island). Thank you again, from the bottom of my heart - Stacey https://ift.tt/2T9Ie1C

Thursday, January 17, 2019


Final radiation complete! Eyebrows and lashes are returning. Thank you to everyone who supported us through this long sojourn. #staceyupdate http://bit.ly/2FE5RHK

Monday, January 7, 2019


Wrapping up radiation around the 18th with a set of boosts to the tumor area. So far no unexpected complications. Hair is slowly creeping back too! #staceyupdate http://bit.ly/2TAZWXQ

Tuesday, December 25, 2018


Ready for a strong comeback in 2019. #staceyupdate #climbing #happychristmas http://bit.ly/2GC1b7d

Tuesday, December 18, 2018


Correction, they ended up doing the practice run and then #1 of 16 whole breast followed by 5 boosts. #staceyupdate https://ift.tt/2ECswES


Radiation dry run is today, so probably real radiation tomorrow. #staceyupdate https://ift.tt/2Bq3qF3