Sunday, July 5, 2009

Another kind of repository?

Laurie, who blogs over at Not Just About Cancer has a perfectly good breast prosthesis that she no longer wants. If you know someone who can use it, maybe you can refer her to Laurie.

Which reminds me, after my Boob Ball, I ended up with several fake or foam breasts (like the ones that come with the mastectomy camisoles), such as a pair of "knitty titties" (someone sells the knitting pattern for them online). If anyone can use them, please let me know and I can pass them on to you.

Seems like in addition to a drug repository, a prosthetic repository would also be quite helpful, huh? Hmmm . . .

4 comments:

Liz Kreger said...

I'm with you, Dee. I have something like three or four boobs that I'd love to give to someone. However, given the fact that they've been sitting in their box for probably the last ten years, I'm not too sure of their condition. You'd think you could donate something like that to a hospital or somethin'.

Incidently, I was finally able to dispose of my excess drugs. My county drug pick up finally coincided with a time that I could drop them off.

Dennis Pyritz, RN said...

Special invitation to all breast cancer bloggers. This month the Being Cancer Book Club is reading “The Adventures of Cancer Bitch” by S. L. Wisenberg, “witty and relentless, surprising and honest. Wisenberg has walked through the Valley of Cancer and she is willing to tell all; this is a cornucopia of breast cancer information as well as a very smart, funny read from an excellent writer."—Audrey Niffenegger, author, The Time Traveler’s Wife.
Book discussions are in Mondays’ posts. Take care, Dennis

Teresa Hartman said...

I found this exchange for limbs - maybe they would be willing to also act as the exchange for other protheses(sp)? http://www.limbbank.org/empower/empower.html

Dee said...

Liz,
That's cool that you were able to drop off your drugs! So, that must mean that Wisconsin has a drug repository?

Hi Dennis,
I've been reading your blog and the book club replies. It's hard for me, at the moment, to read books on top of doing my other work. It's a good idea, though.

Hi Teri,
Of course. I should've known that you could track down some kind of limb exchange - I shoulda asked you to begin with! It's a great idea and maybe a place to start for exchanging prostheses!
Take care everyone - thanks for visiting!