matching cancer ribbons

A woman and her mom came in today, saying they’d been in here two years ago and got matching breast cancer ribbons.

Lee recognized them (he did the ribbons two years ago) and started talking to them. It turns out they got the ribbon originally for the mom, who had breast cancer, and the mom beat the cancer since then, but recently the daughter was diagnosed with it.

They’re convinced the mom got through it because of the support from the daughter and the representation of it in the tattoo, so they’ve come back in to get two more ribbons next to the old ones in support of the daughter’s breast cancer. They’re super supportive of each other and ready to tackle it.

It’s sad they’re dealing with cancer, but the attitude they have and the support they give each other hopefully means the daughter will get through it just as well as the mom has!

They’re so excited over the tattoos!

coconutice22
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oh man =)) like my dad said to my mum “You’ve injected yourself with cancer cells as an excuse to make me watch reality TV haven’t you?” she loves it, he hates it, sometimes it really is laugh about it or cry

My dad doesn’t really get into the joking part very much. He’s a really emotional guy.

Surprisingly, my uncle, who is usually really callous (he had a traumatic brain injury and kinda lost his compassion and empathy, oops), has been taking this kinda hard, and our jokes about him needing to finish the bathroom construction before my mom needs the shower to puke in after chemo didn’t really go over well 😀

Yup, gotta laugh about awful shit!!

@coconutice22

morbid/twisted jokes ahead :D

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mayalaen:

So my family is into morbid and twisted jokes, and we use it to keep sane instead of curling into a ball and crying when we’re sad. Our friends are the same way.

One of my mom’s friends is visiting us for the weekend, and she’s great at the morbid jokes.

My mom already has her using the “but she has cancer” argument every time something needs doing and she wants to get my mom out of it.

Last night my mom was going to make dinner, but i ended up making it because her friend said, “she’s probably tired, because she’s got cancer.”

I threatened to make them both come into the shop today and work for me, but her friend sad, “She can’t work! She’s got cancer!”

I can’t stop giggling every time they do it, which only encourages them 😀

My mom is having all kinds of testing done and we are worried she might have cancer. I have told her that if she does have it I’m kicking her ass. 

I also can’t stop saying “It’s definitely cancer.” just like the mom in The Room. 

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Gotta laugh at shit or you’ll end up crying, right?! 😀

morbid/twisted jokes ahead :D

So my family is into morbid and twisted jokes, and we use it to keep sane instead of curling into a ball and crying when we’re sad. Our friends are the same way.

One of my mom’s friends is visiting us for the weekend, and she’s great at the morbid jokes.

My mom already has her using the “but she has cancer” argument every time something needs doing and she wants to get my mom out of it.

Last night my mom was going to make dinner, but i ended up making it because her friend said, “she’s probably tired, because she’s got cancer.”

I threatened to make them both come into the shop today and work for me, but her friend sad, “She can’t work! She’s got cancer!”

I can’t stop giggling every time they do it, which only encourages them 😀