Friday, April 27, 2012

The Most Beautiful Head of Hair I Have Ever Seen . . .

The first day back at work after a few days off is always challenging – especially when it’s also the day to load the truck for a show.  The general rule of thumb for me is if I set a time when I’d like to be on the road, I should add two or three hours to it.  And yesterday was one of those days – I wanted to be on the way to Akron by 5:00, and finally got out about 7:30.

But in all of that was an unexpected bonus.  My parents flew back from Arizona yesterday and got home about 6:30.  I had already told them that they would land about the time I left and I wouldn’t see them until Monday.  But when 7:00 rolled around and I was still in Dayton, it seemed like an opportunity that was too good to pass up.

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And I was so right . . . We have hair!!!

I really didn’t expect it – Mom had been told that it might be up to a year before her follicles started producing again.  It was so good to see them again after almost three months.

Mom’s PET Scan is Monday or Tuesday, and she gets the results on May 9.  If all comes back clear, we may be out of the woods.  Thanks to all of you who have been so supportive these past six months.


  1. Lookin' good!!! Keeping y'all in my prayers.

  2. What a beautiful site and so far, prayers answered. Will still keep your family in my prayers. We are still battling my mom's illness. One day it is one step forward, and the next it two backwards, but He has control! Hope you have a good and uneventful, like falling grids, trip.

  3. I am glad that she is getting better. She looks good with short hair. Will be nice and cool for the summer. I am happy that you were not hurt either in your mishap. Have a good and safe trip. See you in August.

  4. She's looking marvelous! I'll be thinking of all of you till May 9th. Please remember to let us all know! I'm happy that you survived your close encounter with the walls, please don't have a repeat in Akron! Give your Mom a hug from all of us when you see her on Monday!

  5. This is wonderful news! I love the hair!

  6. Yeah for MOM. my DH was just diagnosed in Feb w a rare, agressive type of cancer, with a really poor prognosis. he's started intensive heavy duty chemo, will need either a bone marrow transplant or stem cell transplant. he elected to get a buzz cut, no hair fell out but all growth stopped, he hasn't had to shave since the chemo started. this is a really sucky disease.