I'm very honest with my daughter when it comes to medical questions, and I give her honest, clinical answers even though I have to explain what certain words mean. She's very interested in science and anatomy.
I haven't had to deal with surgeries yet, but I have a bad knee and do dr. prescribed rehab exercises at home each morning. She sees me doing them and hears me say why I can't play tag with her all the time, so she's always asking about my knee.
I usually just explain to her that I hurt it a long time ago, and since it will never heal on it's own, I need to do everything I can to keep it from getting worse.
I'm having brain surgery in June and my daughter knows that I have tumor and I'm having surgery to make my headaches go away. I didn't go into details though.
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