Wednesday, January 18, 2006
It's not such a great picture.
The light level was too low and it turned out grainy, like most of my indoor pictures do.
But I love this photo, because it means that my brother's wife is a cancer survivor. And her hair is growing back!
She had a brain tumor - an adult medulloblastoma. "Adult" because it's normally a tumor that is found in children. It's rare in adults.
Luckily, she was diagnosed quickly after the onset of her symptoms. She had surgery and came through with few serious deficits. She's had a rough time of it though, especially during radiation and chemo, and I didn't want to mention it here before now. But she's doing better every day.
Even if one of her nieces did ask why her hair was growing back in a different color.
My sister-in-law said that it helped a lot to be able to speak with other people on this Yahoogroup email list for Adult Medulloblastoma.