I shall probably get yelled at for that top image.
Some of you will already have a heads-up for this, and this be but an update. For others, I apologise for the blunt manner.
On Monday, my daughter had day surgery at Westmead to investigate a lump on her jaw and to do a biopsy. The results of the biopsy will be given to her next Tuesday at her next appointment, if not earlier. Mostly they call this a tumour or a cyst. It sits like an octopus draped over her left mandible, chewing through her jaw and her teeth. The jaw is paper thin and, in parts, non-existent. The surgeon remains confident it is not malignant. But is unable to identify it until the biopsy results are in.
Today I asked Kirsten if I might put this post up, and direct you to her own blog which she started yesterday. She is a stickler for objectivity and plain speaking. She could not find this anywhere on the web about what her 'condition' was, so decided that she would assist those who come after her.
Her blog is called Marsupial Mum. She explains why. You are welcome to leave her a comment, which she will try to respond to.
These photos were taken last Sunday arvo at the Union St playground in Paddo. Kirsten was trying to convince Alannah that she could come down the slippery-dip without holding her mother's hands. Needless to say, the child breezed down with flying colours.