I finally got this hat in the mail to my sister yesterday. Hopefully, her hair will quickly start growing back and she'll soon think, "Wow, look how long my hair is getting," as I did when I saw this photo.
She had her big follow-up oncology appointment yesterday. She said that she'd never seen the doctor so happy! The radiation and chemo have done exactly what they'd hoped -- the lymph nodes are shrinking. She didn't pick it up herself, but the friend who was with her at the appointment heard the doc use the word "cured."
I've never heard such relief in my sister's voice, nor so much hope.
She weighed in at 117 fully clothed yesterday. Her esophagus is still very sore from the radiation, so eating and weight control has been a problem (as they knew it would be). The doctor's orders, as soon as she is able, are to eat cheesecake, bacon & eggs, bread & butter, macaroni & cheese!
Yeah. No April foolin'!!
Thank you. Keep those good thoughts coming.