one of the many wonderful things that happens to my body due to this wonderful illness that I have is that occassionally my lips swell up to enormous sizes…I look like a sad version of Angelina Jolie after bad botox injections. Well, today I woke up and guess what….big lips was here. And they are nasty.
They hurt! They are swollen, and they are funny! We get a lot of laughs out of my lips in my house. One thing I have learned through all of this is that laughter makes things a lot easier to handle. And, man oh man, my lips are a laughing matter.
Today, was free chicken sandwich day at McDonald’s. So, my daughter and I went through the drive through to get our free sandwiches. The young man at the window was a little cutie who couldn’t look at me without laughing. This caused me and my daughter to get a case of the giggles. The poor boy had no idea what the problem was. There he was, unable to look at this woman who had “botox gone bad” lips, and we were laughing at him.
We weren’t really laughing at him, we were laughing at me and the affect that my enormous lips have on people. And each time we go through it it becomes funnier. I know, morbid and sick sense of humor.
I guess the point is that I have found that in the midst of my owies and pain laughter and humor really is the best medicine for me. And to laugh with my kids, my husband, my family, that’s the best of all. And, hec, my husband gets to pretend that he can go to bed with Angelina Jolie every time my lips get huge….okay…in his dreams LOL.