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Week # 19: Goldilocks and the Titty Docs: A tough reconstruction decision.

Opening of school

Emma starts 5th grade and Lily 2nd.  Both have been in their schools for a few years, so they don’t have a lot to deal with.  And partly because of their personalities, and partly because of all the travel they’ve done, new things come easily for them.   In short, starting school is a relief for them.

I’ll be talking to their teachers soon about the cancer and recovery.  Lily, last year, needed some counseling.  (And it really helped her.)  Both seem excited about their teachers, Ms. Smith and Mr. Lee.

Emma's retro paper bag book cover.
Emma begins 5th grade, where real work begins.  She gets homework every night and needs to cover her books, which we do the old fashioned way – with paper bags, cut-outs and tape.  Retro-Chic.

Lily looses another tooth.  The orthodontist says her teeth are a mess, but we have another year for them to sort out a little before they have to do anything about it.  Until then she’s stuck with the cutest teeth-gap.

Lily at the orthodontist. lol

Harder than Sophie’s choice: boobs or trapeze?

It’s Friday, and Trish wakes up from a nap.  We talk.  There is a difficult choice to make.  If she does the lat-flap, she can reconstruct her boobs with little difficulty to any normal size she wants.  She always wanted boobs similar to her natural ones.  (Although the cancer boob, having gotten a lump-ectomy, chemo twice, radiation and two malignant tumors, is hardly ‘natural’ any more).

4 thoughts on “Week # 19: Goldilocks and the Titty Docs: A tough reconstruction decision.

  1. Aviva

    Such a beautiful photo of Trish from the back. A real treasure for your children to have for years to come. Kudos to you guys for seeing the beauty and the humor in this otherwise bleak situation. I can’t imagine anyone going through this ordeal with as much care and flair and fun. Much love to both of you. Viv

  2. Kelly Kubsch

    I have come to the conclusion that the Creekmores are the most amazing family I’ve seen. Staying as optimistic as possible through life changing events such as these is truly great to see. You guys are winning this battle in a way I’m sure many wish they could. Keep it up! :)

  3. Clare

    After reading this entry I feel like such a “boob” for casually posting an inquiry on Trish’s wall about her eventual choice of a cup size.

    All I can say is that you guys are amazing and inspiring, and Trish is in my thoughts every day.

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