I realized after making this that both my mom’s doctors (oncologist and radiologist) are Dr. H. So, after this they will be referred to as Dr. H1 and Dr. H2. For the record, the Greg Kinnear look-a-like pictured here is Dr. H2, the radiologist.
note: good news does not mean she’s just like she used to be– it does not mean “all better” or “cancer is gone.” it’s a new phase, with effects from brain radiation and other things to contend with and lots of questions. it’s a process of constant reinvention and redefinition. we’re all in this process, not just mama, but me too, and all of us.
(but it’s still really f-ing good news.)