Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Nurse Ron

Guess it's getting real. I got a lesson today from the nurse how to take care of the drains Darlene will have after the surgery. It won't be long now.

It's all so casual for those in the medical field. But it is all so personal for us in the family. The nurse was very caring and took all the time we needed and answered all the questions but she does it every day and this doesn't happen to us every day.

There is a sense of humor that you must have during this process. The last visit they showed us the different implants. It was explained about the difference between the expander and saline, silicone and "gummy bear" implants. It was strongly recommended and Darlene decided to use the gummy bears. So while the doctor is examining and talking to Darlene the nurse laughs and tosses me the implant samples, "Here's something for you to play with." The doc laughs, the nurse laughs, Darlene smiles, me I just started feeling up the implants. Like I said, laughing is better than crying.

8 comments:

madyson007 said...

So sorry this happening but I am glad you can still find humor in all of this. Prayers heading your way...

Bar said...

Your both in my thoughts and prayers. Very scary. You'll make a good nurse, keep her smiling.

Laura said...

It is amazing what we find humor in while dealing with this. We all got a good laugh out of Tasha feeling ripped off because the chemo would cause her to lose her hair everywhere but her legs!
Keeping your family in our prayers!!
Team dragonslayer!

Anonymous said...

Good luck to you both. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Tori said...

You will make a great Nurse Ron! I am glad you are finding ways to laugh.

Tori said...

You will make a great Nurse Ron! I am glad you are finding ways to laugh.

Dawn said...

Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Finding humor always helps. Wishing you strength in the days ahead.

Syd said...

I had not heard of the gummy bear implants. I understand your fear.