My Little Bs Have the Big C

A Breast Cancer Blog For Young Women

Bits Of Happiness #18, #19 and #20 Rolled Into One


I have a lot to be happy about recently.  I’m on the other side of the surgery I’ve been dreading and am beginning to heal.  It’s not easy but each day is better.  But that’s not where the joy is.  Here are the three I couldn’t choose between so, I thought I’d list them all.  Why not, right?


All of my drains are out.  The two drains in my breast came our very quickly.  The one in my right abdomen (which I nicknamed “Leaky”) came out a few days later.  The one in my left abdomen (which I nicknamed “Ouchy” because it felt like I was being stabbed with needles all day long) took much longer.  Two weeks to the day of my surgery, it finally came out.  Bye-bye drain!  I’ll never see you again!!!!


Because the drain finally came out, I got to hold Oliver in my lap again.  We have been hugging, snuggling and kissing constantly for the last two days.  He’s missed his Mommy.  “Kiss me on my neck again, Mommy!”  Your wish is my command!!!!


Oliver has been very curious about my scars.  If he asks, I show them to him.  If he wants to touch them, I let him feel them gently.  I have nothing to hide.  The other day he asked to look at the scar on my breast.  The scar is in the shape of a circle over the top of my breast.  When I showed it to him he gasped, opened his mouth wide with a smile and squealed “It’s an O!!!!  For Oliver!!!!!”  That’s right.  I have an O for Oliver on my breast.  Best. Scar. Ever!!!!!!!!!!


6 thoughts on “Bits Of Happiness #18, #19 and #20 Rolled Into One

  1. Im so glad that you are doing well & enjoying freedom from your drains! 🙂

  2. Your son is so sweet (and you are such a loving mom). I am sure he has contributed to your recovery in many ways. I am so glad you are feeling better.

  3. Thank you for the update. I’m glad to hear you’re done with the darn drains. Those things are so yucky. Your son’s reaction was so sweet. Out of the mouths of babes, right? Keep resting (when you can). Keep healing.

  4. I took a bit of a hiatus from reading and writing about breast cancer, but I’ve been wanting to catch up on your blog, in particular, which I’m doing now. And OMG, I love the O on your breast for Ollie! I also appreciate reading how open you are with your son. I’ve also tended toward the open, but I’m not always sure it’s the right approach. I suppose it depends on the kids, I definitely try to take my kids’ leads. I find comfort reading about you and Ollie.

    • Thank you for coming back to my blog. I understand wanting to take a step back from it all, but I keep writing.
      It’s hard to know how open we should be with our children. I think about it a lot but I also wing it. So far, it has worked out well, at least with all the cancer related stuff. As he grows and develops, I feel like I always have to think about what he can handle. It hasn’t been easy. But so far so good.

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