Sunday, May 10, 2009

Show and Tell: Band-Aid

My first Show and Tell...and what an appropriate Sunday to show, and tell...


Earlier this week I had 2 moles removed, and will have to have more skin biopsied this coming week, due to the cells coming back showing basal cell and some squamous cell carcinoma. I was given strict instructions to change the band aid every 4 hours....so I had to dig deep into the depths of my medicine cabinet to find this:


It's amazing what can trigger memories. This large box of Band Aids sat on my bedroom dresser for IVF #1, our FET, and then for IVF #2. After each shot, out came a band aid--and Im guessing I took over 200 shots over the course of all those treatments. Can you see the wear-and-tear on the corner? That's from when I threw the box across the room afer IVF #1 failed...

Wow, I just had to take a moment and re-group.....because I am looking at the box sitting on my table, right next to where O-man is sitting in his bouncy seat.

I remember MANY times wishing that those band aids could cover my heart; stop all the aching and pain I was feeling. Some days were just too much. One of those days was Mother's Day 2 years ago...right before we started IVF #1. It's ironic to me now--I had a Harry Potter reference even back then--and how O-man came to be known as Ron!

Today is a Hallmark-Day...just another day on the calendar. Women: mothers, aunts, daughters, sisters, wives, should be celebrated every day. And of course I have a special place in my heart for the women on the path to expand their families-- THESE women are the strongest, most admirable women on the planet! That's why I loved Liv's idea of OMG You Rock Day! My rockin' OMGYRD partner, IF Optimist, sent me these lovely items:


A rockin' CD of tunes that make her happy, a fantastic home made card, and a beautiful dragonfly necklace.

So as I celebrate my first "Mother's Day" I am certainly grateful for my sweet, precious O-man. He is a long awaited member of the Jeans household--and I will never take today for granted. To all those that are celebrating today, squeeze your little ones extra tight. To all those waiting...I wish I could give you a band aid to ease the pain-but know that you are very much in my heart today...


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22 comments:

  1. What a beautiful heart wrenching and heartfelt post! You buddy did an awesome job! So did you! those earrings you gave your buddy are beautiful.
    Enjoy your day and every day!
    *HUGS*

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  2. Happy Mother's Day!

    What a sweet gift!

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  3. Happy Mother's Day JJ. I love your posts because they are all from the heart and make me want to give you a big hug

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  4. So wonderful that you're enjoying yourself on Mothers Day this year.

    And also, I'm glad you're taking care of the skin stuff. Best wishes.

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  5. Happy Mothers day sweetie!

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  6. Awww. Happy Mother's Day.

    I could totally picture the Band-Aid box being thrown across the room too...

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  7. Happy Mother's Day. Hope that the skin biopsy comes back all clear.

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  8. Such a sweet post. I hope you have a wonderful 1st Mother's Day with your hubby and O-Man. It was certainly a long and bumpy road to get here. Big Hugs!

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  9. Happy Mother's Day, JJ. Give my future son-in-law a smootchie.

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  10. Happy Mother's Day, JJ! This is one day that will always come with mixed feelings for me, as I will never forget the 2007 version either.

    *hugs*

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  11. Happy First mother's day. Today is my first as well but I have not forgotten the difficult this day brings.

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  12. This was a great post - *thank you* for sharing it.

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  13. Funny how something so average can bring back so many memories. Happy Mother's day!

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  14. It's amazing how such a common household item can encapsulate such an intense time in one's life. Happy Mother's Day!

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  15. Happy mothers Day sweetie. Thank you for thinking of all of us out there that are still trying.

    Love to you always xxx

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  16. Knowing the story behind the dent in the bandaid box somehow turned an ordinary item into an extraordinary embodiment of an entire journey.

    I am sending good thoughts for the next biopsy.

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  17. Happy Mothers Day..so funny how little things can bring so many memories of your journey flodding back in such a heart felt post.

    Thank you praying your skin tests come back clear

    All the best
    Ali xX

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  18. Hope you had a lovely Mothers' Day! I had a biopsy on a freckle/mole in the winter. It wasn't pleasant, but it came back ok. I hope yours turns out the same. And make sure they only take a little bit of area around the mole! No need for big scars anymore. :-)

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  19. Such a beautiful post! I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

    Thanks for visiting my blog and following along. I am so honoured!

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  20. Happy belated mothers day JJ.

    Oh and you've reminded me I really ought to get my moles checked.

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