ReduxPosted: November 9, 2011 Filed under: breast cancer | Tags: baseball, breast cancer, cancer battle, mastectomy, post-mastectomy, postaday2011 3 Comments
I was mindlessly folding clean laundry this morning and remembered something from the beginning of my cancer “journey” that was so funny it warrants an encore. From my Caring Bridge journal, the precursor to this little blog, on Friday, May 26, 2010. To set the scene: Macy and I were at the ballpark, walking from the parking lot to the field for one of Payton’s baseball games. I was just shy of the 2-week mark since my bilateral mastectomy, and this was one of my first outings that didn’t involve a doctor’s appointment. My chest was flat as a board, but I didn’t care because the cancer was gone.
As we walked up to the field, Macy said totally out of the blue: “Mom — did they do something to your chi-chis? Because they look all shrunken.” My mind was racing at this point because #1, I have NO idea where this is going, and #2, I thought I’d explained the surgery to my kids. I have yet to find a parenting book or video that guides me through moments like these. So I told her yes, they did do something to my chi-chis: they cut them off! That’s what the surgery was all about. Then she says, “Well, are they going to fix them? Because they’re not looking so good.”
From the mouths of babes.
Glad you can look back on those moments and laugh. Haven’t seen a recent photo, but I’m sure they’re lookin much better now.
It’s fun to look back and see progress that has been made. That’s why journaling is such a good thing.
Ah Macy, the sage of your family. You should clue your loyal readers into another worthy blog to follow and share Macy’s with them. Itis, after all, Bobalicious.