Wednesday, December 3, 2008

good news

My mother went for her oncologist visit yesterday and found out a couple of pretty important things. First, she is BRCA 1 & 2 negative, which means she does NOT have the kind of cancer that arises from a genetic mutation, so none of her kids/grandkids can have inherited that mutant gene. Second, she does not have to begin her chemotherapy until after Christmas, which is rather important to her and to the family as a whole. She wasn't looking forward to feeling horrible with the family around at the holiday. When she does start chemo, she'll have it once every two weeks for four months. We are all rejoicing with Mom in this good news. It makes this season of Thanksgiving and Advent even more meaningful.

Since I don't like to post without photos, here are some previously posted pieces. This is a postcard I made for a swap. It is much like a piece by Beryl Taylor, whose work I admire a lot.


This piece and the next one were part of the show that traveled to Lincoln, KS and are currently on exhibit at the VAAM Gallery. This is made of paper, fabric, and metal.



This is one of my personal favorite pieces. It's probably 3 x 2 feet and is essentially comprised of artist's postcards stitched to a quilted black background.


I hope you are all having a great Wednesday.

9 comments:

Genie said...

Thats great news Susan, for your mum and all of you, have a good weekend,

Julie said...

Susan, what fantastic news for all of you! I am so pleased you will all be able to enjoy Christmas.

Maureen said...

That is such good news Sue!!

CG said...

I'm so pleased to hear this good news about your mum :)

Viv's Visuals said...

Great news Sue.

Debbi Baker said...

Wonderful news Susan! And I have to tell you that the big piece at the end of your post is my all time favourite!! I loved it when you have it in your blog header.

Moogsmum said...

That is really great news Susan!! What a great start to your Christmas celebrations :-)

xxx

Kate said...

Hey Susan - looks to me like you might be feeling a bit under pressure, too. I hope everything is going well with your mom. I have been thinking about you even whilst hiding under my stone. Take the very best care. xxx

Aussie Jo said...

Gorgeous angel card Susan.
Hugs for you and your mum. I have a few friends who have been through chemo. I'm sure you'll all get through this difficult time. Enjoy xmas.