Physio is still going strong at two sessions per week. We are now in a position to start strength training to try to regain some of the muscle and strength I had.....I am currently operating with two arms that at times feel like wet noodles. Cutting semi-thawed meats is a challenge at best....one pound weights are as much as I can lift over head...it just takes a little more time and effort. I can do it though....with love and a lot of patience! My scar tissue is beginning to move which is also good news. This will get me in shape for reconstruction ...in about a year's time.
I had my second "fuzz" cut since chemo ended in October. Jenn actually used a comb on my hair this time! Lol! It's still very short and rather grey but is becoming more "salt & pepper" as the days go on. Six months is the recommended wait time for colour....should be interesting!
As for return to work, I am really hoping that these next 3 weeks give me enough strength to return in March on a gradual basis. If all goes well I will be back to full time in no time! It's exciting to think that I can reclaim some of my former life!
My energy level is slowly rising....I can now "make" it through a movie without sleeping! The kids are impressed! Walking feels like it should....a great work out without a nap.
I will have my first oncology follow up appointment on the 21st and really don't anticipate a whole lot. The pathology report from the hysterectomy was normal. Tamoxifen and Crestor are keeping me warm at night. (Had a near naked run through the snowy streets the other night....good thing the high winds kept me inside!) So really at the end of the day I must focus on healthy living - eating and exercise, mindfulness and on matters near to my heart....my family and friends like each of you.
With love, Shelley