Feb 23, 2001 - 1:23 pm
Hi All! In the spirit of trying to stay light-hearted and knowing that laughter is good medicine, I thought I would relate this little story to you. Hopefully, you will find it amusing and not one of those "well, you had to be there" kind of stories. It has just been 4 weeks (wow!!) since I had my mastectomy and just 4-1/2 weeks since I found out that I had breast cancer, so I am trying to look back and see what little humor there is in this situation. Anyway, 10 days after I had the mastectomy, we had our first consultation with the medical oncologist. As the nurse was doing her preliminary tasks (weight, blood pressure, etc.) she said to us, "You're here for a consultation about breast cancer?" My husband and I replied that we were. She then asked, "Which breast is it?" Well, my husband and I looked at each other, smiled, and asked "You mean, which breast WAS it?" The nurse looked at us like she couldn't believe what she had just heard!! I then said, "It is a "was" because it isn't there anymore!" Hopefully, this will brighten someone's day. Hope everyone has a great weekend!!! You are all in my prayers. Blessings.....Wendy in Calif.