One day at a time.....I am starting to get this...one more surgery....
In order for me to continue hormone therapy to further reduce recurrence, I must be post menopausal. The only way to guarantee post menopause is "one more surgery".....thank goodness it will be laprascopic. Although I was hoping this would occur in 1-2 year's time, it is recommended that this happen as soon as possible. So I am to expect a call from the General Hospital in the near future to book for Dec/Jan. Yikes! Just when I was hoping to start focusing on returning to work....This surgery is to allow for alternative hormone therapy due to my clotting issues.
Although the physio sessions have been really positive and scar tissue movement and arm swelling have really improved, my greatest frustration continues to be lack of energy! For example, a good day consists of exercising, vacuuming/floors, laundry and supper with no napping OR exercising and grocery shopping. Grocery shopping almost does me in for the day...this is crazy! I am soooo not used to this pace! After one or two of these days in a row, it's like I take a step backwards and struggle to complete one task in a day and I need to sleep...there is no gas left in the tank....not even fumes. Hahaha! I can't believe I call a "good day" one that includes house work!! Times have most definitely changed! Similarly, Patience is a virtue - one that I continue to learn and pray for on a daily basis. On a positive note, the Reiki healings from my brother Trent have been awesome and energy levels are remarkably higher! I am now able to self-reiki on a "good" day and it feels GREAT!
Well, I hope to be "home free" after this next surgery.....well, almost home free.....reconstruction is still a ways away and I welcome that surgery with open arms!
Love to all, Shelley