Today I was forced to give myself a needle...my nurse mate took the day off :) Bob went to Brandon to watch the Wheat Kings Game! This morning I broke out in a sweat just holding the needle....luckily, I had a doctor's appointment today and the doctor took me to the nurses' station for a lesson. The nurse calmly guided my hands and talked me through it...she even invited me back for a repeat lesson to "build my confidence" :) Thank goodness for compassionate and patient nurses!! Full props to Bob for taking on this job without hesitation....there is a reason why I am a teacher and not in the medical profession :)
In the meantime, I have been faithfully exercising my arm in hopes of restoring mobility and sensation as well as using the treadmill....all this to ready myself for chemo and healthy living! By the way, I have accomplished the 6 minute lap...if you recall, after the first surgery it was taking me 20 minutes to walk a lap on the treadmill! If this wind would die down it would be awesome to walk outside.
That is all I know on the medical front today - hope this finds everyone well! Love, Shelley