Would you like to participate in a research study about gratitude? Learn More
The Stockman Family
5/5/2017 Latest post:
Welcome to our story. Due to the overwhelming amount of information and frequent updates, we are using this site to keep all our information in one place. The amount of support and words of hope and encouragement have been beyond imagination - it is still hard for Becky and I to believe how amazing our community has been. For those of you are who are wondering about ways to help, this site can also be used to view that information as it becomes available.
As you may know, Becky gave birth to Remy 10 weeks ago and it was one of the greatest days of our lives. Unfortunately, we are now are experiencing the lowest point. Becky had been experiencing significant swelling from the chest up. After multiple tests, the swelling was revealed to be caused by a large mass pressing against her veins connecting to the heart. Through multiple CT's and biopsies, it has been revealed that Becky's mass is a cancerous form of Non-Hodgkins B-Cell Lymphoma.
What we know so far is that the cancer has not spread to her bone marrow and with treatment there is a lot of hope she can be cured. Unfortunately, it is still too early to provide a prognosis, but we are staying optimistic. Due to the complications from swelling and fluid building up around her heart, treatment will begin soon. Becky is already scheduled for chemotherapy next week and will be reevaluated after the 6-month treatment is complete. Due to the nature of Becky's work, she has been instructed by her doctors that returning to work is not possible until chemo is over - which supports my theory that teaching is an occupational hazard.
By far the most difficult part of this for Becky has been the time spent away from Remy and her inability to continue breastfeeding. We are so anxious to be home together soon and begin this journey towards healing.
We cannot begin to thank everyone for the support we have received. It is overwhelming to think of the love we are feeling from our friends and family. Please continue to join along side our family as we navigate our next steps. We love you each.