This blog is about the Life and Times of our Retired Navy Family.
We have been typical Navy Family, trying to make wonderful memories and meet life's challenges through moves, deployments, and making do. Now we are on to new adventures and trying to settle in one place and grow some roots. We learn new things, make new friends and make it up as we go along, hoping and praying for the best.
June 3, 2010
I may have mentioned my cousin Becky has had a youthful diagnosis with breast cancer. She's a great mom with 4 cute kids and an adorable husband. I love her happy outlook on life and her ability to see the good in things. I know that she will make it through all of this a stronger person, no matter how much it sucks. And it really does suck. So, Becky, in my effort to help make things a little better for you this coming week with surgeries and hospital stays... I have put a little something in the mail for you. Should be there tomorrow. For all my blog friends (all 5 of you), here's pictures.
What's one of the worst parts of a hospital stay? Other than the vampires waking you up and the nurses telling you to sleep, the meds not coming on time, being away from your family and general discontent? The dressing gown of course. They are horrible and everyone knows it. How are you supposed to heal when you are in some outfit someone could have died in, or worse, peed in? The are flappy, ugly and uncomfortable. Here's the best I could do to change that up for Becky's stay.
Notice the details of these lovely gowns... Snaps on the shoulders that are not metal. So that you can wear them in the MRI and not have to change clothing again. The other one has Velcro. Same reason.
A higher and more generous neckline, so you don't feel like you are being choked to death. With cute trim.
A little extra length, because heaven knows those things aren't nearly long enough. With that I also added a little extra coverage in the back so that it actually goes all the way around.
Pretty grosgrain ribbon ties, and extra ties in the back, just to keep things covered you might want covered.
It's still a fully functional gown, that can fold all the way down in the front and has the pocket with the big slit for a heart monitor and what have you.
The best part is, they were made with love and healing thoughts just for you. (Don't mind the model. He says he was under duress, but he really was happy to do it.) Oh, I got the pattern from Lazygirldesigns.com who says it can be used with a donation to cancer research. Our donation has been made.