1086 - Wonky Boob Job

4th Mar 2016, 11:00 AM in 2016
Wonky Boob Job
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Tim 4th Mar 2016, 11:00 AM edit delete
I don't think any comic I do of this situation could do justice to the actual event. We were playing Cards Against Humanity, the whole of my immediate family as well as Alex (not the one I'm marrying) and Rory, and I drew the "What are my parents hiding from me?" card. Rory played that response as a card dump - completely unaware of my mum's breast cancer and mastectomy. Absolutely hilarious moment - we all fell about laughing!

Up until that point, the highlight had been when we had the combo "The new reality show features 8 washed up celebrities living with HOSPICE CARE", and my dad piped in with "Yeh, it's called 'Come Die With Me'." The other highlight was me owning everyone at Mario Kart Wii, but that was before the Cards Against Humanity, so that doesn't really count.

I can't really blame my friends for not knowing about my mum's situation - I don't really talk a whole lot about it. It was diagnosed early, she's already had surgery, her round of chemo is just to make 100% certain, and she's going through the whole thing like a ray of sunshine. She's got 3 multicoloured wigs waiting for when her hair goes, and she's given nicknames to her prosthetics, so yeh. I'm not really worried about her and she doesn't seem all that worried either, but as soon as you say "my mum has/had cancer", the looks on people's faces would almost be hilarious if I didn't have to follow it up with 5 minutes of reassuring them that I'm fine and she's fine, because apparently - even with NHS coverage and modern medicine being as good as it is - we're still at a point where people jump to "if you have cancer you're dying". More and more cancers are becoming treatable, and the most common ones - like the one my mum had - are almost at a point where they're not actually that big a deal. I'm not saying it's not serious - my mum's gonna be on sick leave til the summer for chemo - it's just that it's so common that if you catch it early, there's far less need for worry than people initially assume.

Anyway, cancer splurge over, the night this comic was based on was awesome.


Dave Grandad 10th Mar 2016, 1:08 PM edit delete reply
Love this Tim
Getting up for ten or so years since I had. Lump removed. It does focus life but also makes each day precious