Not really. But I thought about it.
Yesterday, Peyton had her first appointment at the SURVIVORSHIP CLINIC.
Oncology, Endocrinology, Psychology, Neurology, Research, and simple lab work.
Peyton’s doing great, she’s wonderfully healthy and we talked about a few issues that I knew were over her head.
Then one doctor got on a subject I knew Peyton was going to understand.
She discussed BMI, sedentary lifestyle, being overweight, how bad school lunches were for THEM….you know…THEM….the morbidly obese kids who bodies haven’t been through hell.
You know, kids like her:
The ones you hoped weren’t paying attention.
Then you’re at Trader Joe’s and she says,
“That doctor thought I was chubby”
I need my 7yo, who SURVIVED 2.5 YEARS OF CHEMOTHERAPY and CRANIAL RADIATION to worry about her weight, when I’m just thankful she doesn’t still look like:
I’m thankful for every day that we get together.
No matter what her diet.
When that doctor’s child has had cancer (something I wouldn’t wish on my worse enemy), then she can talk.
**I called the Aflac Cancer Center at CHOA Scottish Rite and talked about how hurtful and upsetting (to the patients & parents) that talk could be. It could be handled a damn bit better. I hope no more parents have to face explaining how stupid doctor’s can be to a child. **