Botox Day

Ended up being quite different from what I’d envisioned. I had the sleepless night and the five trips to the bathroom this morning, but there was very little traffic. I was almost doing the speed limit on the 401 at 9 o’ clock in the morning! We arrived very early, so I was able to run out and get Becky a Timmy’s (Tim Horton’s) coffee; her favourite.

While we were waiting, the doctor came out into the hallway and said, “the goal today is to not have Rebecca leaving the clinic looking like she’s been watching ‘The Joy Luck Club'”! After Becky threw back some, “whatever’s”, we went into the room. Last time, I tried to distract Becky by playing Angry Birds, which worked for two and a half of the four vials of Botox. This time I was armed with a new weapon, Kung Fu Scrat.

I set up the game and Becky started playing. She karate-chopped fish on my iPod like a pro. She swung left, she swung right, and she occasionally zig-zagged. We were both surprised then, when the doctor said, “we’re done”. Really! OMG! Becky made it through 20+ injections without a sound! I was ecstatic, and I was also very proud of my daughter.

The doctor discussed the benefits of Kung Fu Scrat from Ice Age Village over Angry Birds. Scrat just kicked their feathered butts in terms of distraction from pain. He keeps joking about setting up a clinical study to determine the therapeutic effects of Angry Birds in a clinical setting. Whatever…Becky made it through another round of Botox with very little discomfort; hooray, to that! We celebrated by going to Krispy Kreme Donuts. I know, very bad, but so gooood!

About chebandbecky

I was born in Birmingham, England and emigrated to Canada in 1988. Becky is my daughter who was injured in a car accident. We are working towards her independence.
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1 Response to Botox Day

  1. Tom Bradley says:

    Way to go Becks! I’m not surprised that she’s good at Kung Fu Scrat…sounds like the day went really well…she so deserves donuts…I can’t imagine being injected 20 times…she’s one tough monkey.


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