Friday, March 30, 2007

Mom's Love

Mom's Love, originally uploaded by chanchanchepon.
Nothing is quite like the love of a mother is it? Doesn't my mom look absolutely beautiful? Yesterday I went home for the morning to get some work done on my car, and more importantly, to visit my family (even if it was only for a couple of hours).

It was pretty cool hanging out with her and Dad in the morning. We were even able to have some lunch together--she made some home made beef and vegetable soup--it was delicious!!!

She's starting to grow her hair back, but it's still too short for her liking, so she insisted on the do-rag for this picture.

It was really cool while I was there because she set a personal record for distance on the exercise bike. She has been riding pretty regularly, and she rode 2.7 miles yesterday!!! For you cyclists, that may not seem like a big deal, but my mom has never really exercised--it's huge!!! I'm so stinkin' proud of her. And to tell you the truth, I think she can go further than that. I'm really excited about the difference exercise is making in her life right now.

She and Dad are on their way back to our "mountain chalet" to celebrate her recent test results. They've packed up their fishing rods, and are going for a one day trip to our not so secret stream (which was just stocked yesterday btw!). She is kicking cancer's booty--and I'm lovin' it!!! Her tumor has shrunk, pretty significantly in my estimation. It has gone from an 11.9 to a 2.9 SUV ( I have no idea what that means, but I understand ratios, and that to me means that this tumor is about 1/4 it's size at the time of her last scan in November.)

There is some fluid around her lung though, so she is going to have an ultrasound and find out those results in a couple of weeks. Thanks soooo much for continuing to pray for her, and for our family!


Meghan Baird said...

That's awesome b-dubs! I'm so glad that she's doing better!

Ashley M said...


Thanks for sharing about your mom so frequently. God has been so sweet to you all!

-Ashley McBride

Baby Hancock said...

SUV stands for standard uptake value. It reflects how much of the artifically labeled glucose (the dye they inject for the PET scan)is taken up by the tumor cells. The higher the number, the more glucose the cells took up, meaning they are more active. Under 3 is great! Congratulations! She looks amazing! And great job in the Passion. You were awesome!

Willie said...

Man That makes me LOVE God! He is so good to me!