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  • Bugs
    Bugs Member Posts: 21
    edited July 2010
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    When you find yourself explaining to your dr's intern what a PET scan is.  Yes, it happened to me and it was my family dr's intern...not my onc's.  lol

  • navymom
    navymom Member Posts: 842
    edited July 2010
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    When you finally get brave enough to ditch your wig and wear a baseball cap instead and a store employee(young man) calls you SIR!

  • Susie123
    Susie123 Member Posts: 82
    edited July 2010
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    When you have to shave the side of your foob instead of your underarm because the skin that use to be under your arm is now on the side of your foob.

    When you're feeling pretty good, normal again, until somebody walks up to you with that sad look on their face and asks you if you're alright. For a brief moment you're wondering why they're looking so sad, and then you remember, you have BC.

  • DCMom
    DCMom Member Posts: 77
    edited July 2010
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    ....you bend over to look at your child's scratched knee and your boob falls out.  (yes happened today)

    .....your biggest concern about your puppies chewing is your boob instead of your shoes.

  • Bugs
    Bugs Member Posts: 21
    edited August 2010
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    LMAO, Jenn.....you are so right about dog ears!!

  • jenn3
    jenn3 Member Posts: 388
    edited August 2010
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    I'm really loving this thread...........I keep checking back for a laugh!!!

    when your elderly parents and/or pregnant friend insist you sit down while your waiting to be seated at a restaurant..............  even though you're finished treatment and feel fine.

  • BooBee
    BooBee Member Posts: 288
    edited August 2010
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    .......when your vagina is as dry as the Sahara Desert.

  • Latte
    Latte Member Posts: 141
    edited August 2010
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    when kindness from people you know is appreciated, but the kindness shown to you by people you've never met just blows you away and reduces you to tears.

     (I love this thread!)

  • greytmom_17
    greytmom_17 Member Posts: 48
    edited August 2010
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    when you realize rain rolls right off your bald head into your eyes with no hair to stop it.

    when someone complements your "hair cut" and you reply it's a "hair grow!"

  • Claire82
    Claire82 Member Posts: 490
    edited August 2010
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    when your 2 year old granddaughter pulls off your wig because she wants to put it on and dance in front of the mirror.

  • dutchgirl6
    dutchgirl6 Member Posts: 322
    edited August 2010
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    when you can trim your bangs by simply adjusting your wig

  • KittyDog
    KittyDog Member Posts: 656
    edited August 2010
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    When your dog thinks your foob is a nice pilllow.  

    She is blind and I had put it on the floor because it was still wet from the beach.

  • Claire82
    Claire82 Member Posts: 490
    edited August 2010
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    roflmao

  • dutchgirl6
    dutchgirl6 Member Posts: 322
    edited August 2010
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    dogs, you've gotta love them

  • justpayton1
    justpayton1 Member Posts: 65
    edited August 2010
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    Thats the best!!! thanks for the laugh

  • weesa
    weesa Member Posts: 78
    edited August 2010
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    When you put as much energy into planning your cancerversary as you do New Year's and Thanksgiving...

  • weesa
    weesa Member Posts: 78
    edited August 2010
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    When you see a big hunk of chocolate and automatically think of Konakat.

  • gillyone
    gillyone Member Posts: 495
    edited August 2010
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    when the kids at preschool see you with hair for the first time in months (after hats and scarves) and say Miss Gillian, did you get a haircut?

  • amlg1
    amlg1 Member Posts: 77
    edited August 2010
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    When you want more chemo (for reassurance)

  • wonderland
    wonderland Member Posts: 2,807
    edited August 2010
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    Kittydog: Precious picture!

    When you carry extra underwear in your pocketbook and in your tote bag "just in case."

  • kittycat
    kittycat Member Posts: 1,155
    edited August 2010
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    When you look at your dogs and cats with envy because they have so much hair!

    When it takes you less time than your husband to get ready.

    When my entire sales team wore pink (including the guys) in honor of me (that brought me to tears). 

  • paula1231
    paula1231 Member Posts: 41
    edited August 2010
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    All you want is liquor and dessert..

  • kittycat
    kittycat Member Posts: 1,155
    edited August 2010
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    You're happy to be able to shave your armpits because before your exchange surgery your foobs were in your armpits! 

    Shopping for bras post bmx & recon becomes an interesting experiment!

  • swanseagirl
    swanseagirl Member Posts: 171
    edited August 2010
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    You know you have cancer when you buy everything on that darn chemo list and set them next to your 3 wigs.  Yea, I know, 3?????????????????????????????????

  • kittycat
    kittycat Member Posts: 1,155
    edited August 2010
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    Paula - that is sooooo true!!  I can't drink alcohol right now (in chemo fog), but had my husband go out twice today to get me a DQ blizzard and a Jamba Juice smoothie!  Everything else tastes like yuck!!!

  • kittycat
    kittycat Member Posts: 1,155
    edited August 2010
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    You find yourself shopping online for new wigs to get a new hairdo or color!  LOL!!! 

  • swanseagirl
    swanseagirl Member Posts: 171
    edited August 2010
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    You know you have cancer when you are sat at the computer laughing at "you know you have cancer" threads. LOL

  • AsiaYM
    AsiaYM Member Posts: 1,388
    edited August 2010
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    when your grandson at age of 5 said, " Grand-mom! you need to shave your face."

  • kittycat
    kittycat Member Posts: 1,155
    edited August 2010
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    When you keep having parts removed from your body in hopes to keep the cancer from coming back (first bmx for me, next hysterectomy/oopherectomy).  fun fun!!!

  • BrendaAreYouA4
    BrendaAreYouA4 Member Posts: 40
    edited August 2010
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    you know you have cancer when you tell a cancer joke to non-cancer friends and they look at you horrified while you are cracking up at your own joke.