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!!!!!!!!!!