Thursday, February 5, 2009

Saying "See ya Later"

My son's dad just came to pick him up. I won't see Eddie again until after my surgery - either Saturday or Sunday. The surgery's becoming more real to me and I started to cry after I closed the door. I'm gonna miss the little (tall) guy.

Eddie was asking questions about why I'm getting new boobs and why I had to get rid of the old ones. I told him that they had this disease called cancer in them and that if I didn't get rid of them, I might've died earlier than I wanted to. So, in order to live to see him grow up into an adult, I had the old boobs taken away.

I said that I was happy to be getting my new boobs. And, I will be. But, saying goodbye is still hard.

I think I just need to think of it as if Eddie was just going to his dad's for the week-end, which he is.

4 comments:

lorianice said...

Hi Dee,

I was just researching blogs for a college class and came across yours. I can relate to your what you are fixing to go through. I had a double mastectomy and breast reconstruction almost 3 years ago. I haven't encountered problems with either surgery.

Please let me know if you have any questions or just want to talk.

Lori

Carver said...

Hi Dee,

Somehow I missed how soon your surgery would be happening. I am sending out good vibes and prayers as I type. I would have wished you good luck one more time if I'd know it was today. Oh well, I'll say get well soon and I hope your surgery and recovery go as well as possible. Take good care of yourself, Carver

mynameischarlene said...

Hi Dede! I completely missed out on the fact you were having surgery. I am so sorry. I'll be thinking of you. We need to catch up sometime by phone! Take care and I'll be praying for you.

Charlene

Dee said...

Hi Lori,
Thank you for visiting and so far, so good. I'm still not 100% in terms of nausea, but I can handle the discomfort fairly well.

Hey there Carver,
Thank you for sending the good vibes you sent for my surgery. I'm really sure that they've helped tremendously.

And, Charlene, the surgery was for reconstruction . . . when I'm feeing 100% nausea-wise, I'll give you a call and see what's up.

Thank you all again for your prayers and well wishes!