Friday, June 6, 2008

She Did It


she's totally going to kill me for posting this picture:)

Let me first say that my mom hates going to the doctor and anything else that comes with that. (I mean really, who doesn't) But my mom is a little extreme.  She about panicked during the 45 minute MRI.  It broke my heart to know that they'd have to screw that awful cage to her head.  
-She went in at 7:30 to do another MRI.  They found 2 more tumors but decided to zap those while they were at it.
 -At 10:30 they put the cage on her head.  She asked my brother Josh if she looked like Iron Man:)
 -At 1:30 they zapped those tumors.

By about 3:30 she was on her way home:)  Wow!!

I visited her last night and she was a little swollen with a scowl on her face but still had her sense of humor.  She's the best.  Good Job Mom, You Did It!!

18 comments:

The Gatherum Family said...

That picture is classic! So cute and YAY for her for doing it. Isn't medical technology AMAZING! I am so glad that things went well. I'll keep praying...

amy said...

The fact that she has a smile on her face after all that is amazing. What a woman! Things only get better from here! :)

Debbie said...

When I called Josh made me laugh when he said her swollen face made her look mad. You are right - she is the best!

Staci said...

I think battling any kind of sickness has a lot to do with your attitude and it sounds like your mom really does have a great one. Technology truly has come so far. Yeah for having this huge obstacle behind her!

Becky, yep said...

Ugh! Way to go Kathy...you're gonna WIN!

Brooke said...

Glad that everything went well! Still thinking about your family everyday. Your mom has amazing courage and so do you.

Shauna said...

Oh, I can't imagine. I am so claustrophobic. Good job Kathy, we are thinking of you and praying for you.

Kami said...

Good Job Kathy! What a great way to celebrate, with a Jamba Juice!

Kelli said...

Wow!!! Sounds like drive-thru brain surgery...in and out all in the same day? Awesome! (I'm sorry I haven't been able to respond much this week. We've been out of town for a few days.) I'm so glad your mom did so well though. :)

estanworth said...

Thank you for the continual updates! Amazing that she is smiling after all that, help her keep her spirits high. With all this mess, it is easy to get discouraged or depressed. I watched my mom down hill faster than I would have liked, and I didn't know what was happening. So keep encouraging her and help her to keep smiling!!

Logan and Ashley said...

I am so happy to hear that all went well! I thought about her all day as I trenched through the rain and thought how hard this day must be for Cathy! I pray that it works miracles and that the chemo helps her to breath better!!

Jenna said...

I am so glad that things went so well. Your mom is quite the trooper.

Jen said...

Medicine is amazing these days! I'm glad everything went well.

the clements family said...

I AM GLAD TO HEAR THAT THINGS WENT WELL. I WAS WONDERING AND THINKING ABOUT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

Becca said...

Kevin and I did the Relay for Life walk on Friday night and I was thinking of your mom. Glad to see that progress has been made and that spirits are high!

Josh said...

Hey Manda. I'm on blogger now and i posted something today because i was feeling really emo.

Kelli said...

Hey - just thinking about you. Is there a good time to call? Love ya!

UT Halls said...

Hi Mand! uthalls is me- Dawn. I just figured out how to leave a comment - I couldn't remember the dang password. I wish I was smarter with the computer I would love to join the blogging world. I am so glad you update your blog for all MY friends and family to see and check how Mom is doing. Thanks for all you do for Mom. You are great! Hope we have a few better days with Mom this week before the chemo sets in. We will see...