At two o’clock today I am getting two silicone implants to replace the two beautiful breasts that I lost two years ago due to the BRCA 2 gene and Stage II breast cancer.
That is a hell of a lot of two’s, II’s and 2′s.
Too many doctor’s offices. Too much blood work. Too many pills – WAY too many pills. Too many families in infusion rooms. Too many gauze pads. Too many hospital gowns. Too much ginger ale. Too many hats and scarves and wigs. Too many tears.
I don’t mean to complain, because today is a really great day. I am thrilled to be getting my two new boobs. I am lucky – very lucky and filled with gratitude to be alive today. But as I write this, I’m overwhelmed by all of the too.
Too many children grow up without parents. Too many people never have the chance to become a parent. Too many people have been complacent for far too long. Too many of us are dealing with cancer – 28 million to be exact. Let’s do something about that – together.
Below are some pictures from my cancer experience:
A day of chemo