Mummy, Why Did You Take Cancer Treatment?

Shepherd, Carsen and Mummy with their new 'Do's"

As I woke up this morning and swung the large tree trunks still attached to me to the floor, I scooted across to the bathroom for my daily pharmaceutical snack. Amongst the variety of pills and pain buffers, the Letrozole, Fragmin, and Zolodex are really spiking this week and I feel more and more geriatric. So much so, when I walk, I have to so on my heels to get across the room!

I stumble in the bathroom, brush my teeth, I turn on the faucet to start the process of slicking my new ‘Do’ down. “Urgh this hair! What am I going to do with it?” I pouted. Out of the corner of my eye, I soon realise Carsen, my middle child, has snuck in to watch the process. My hair is short, thick, dark and sticks straight up – no joke.

“Carsen, what is Mummy going to do with this mess on her head?” I asked, wholly expecting some sort of silly retort about me dying it green with coloured speckles, you know something resembling a cupcake. Instead she says “Why did you take cancer treatment, Mummy?”

Oh Lord, here we go. As I am staring at myself in the mirror, I say “Because I wanted to save my life from the cancer. If I didn’t take the medicine, the cancer would have grown and I would have died.”

Big pause…

Funny how the mirror looks back at you and just like that – SNAP – puts persepctive back in its place. I soon realised how small my ‘Do’ disaster was. “Good morning, Carsen!” I said as we walked out towards the kitchen. I kissed her and asked her then what the Chef was cooking for breakfast.

Amen sisters!

About Alexandra Wallace Currie

A breast cancer survivor since October 2010 with loads to talk about and share! Founder of The Pink Pom-Pom Project - a crafting for cancer therapy initiative helping other victims, friends and family through treatment and diagnosis. Now based in Fairfield, CT, USA, The PPPP hosts monthly Stitch&Bitch events and Open Crafting classes to local community organisations. We hope to teach everyone that working with your hands is easy and anything is possible!
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5 Responses to Mummy, Why Did You Take Cancer Treatment?

  1. Meghan says:

    Hanapoop you all look gorgeous and personally I am glad you “took cancer treatment” if it meant saving your VERY precious life! I love you always!!!

  2. andrea says:

    Perspective is right! While I think its fine to take a few minutes to whine, you’ve got those little bundles of pure light there to keep you on track. Thanks for keeping ME on track!!

  3. Julie Day says:

    Looking good Alex
    x

  4. amber hervey says:

    Again, you have me crying! First of all, your hair is awesome–wear it with pride as you are gorgeous!
    xo

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