It's been a month since my surgery and I am healing beautifully. All of my doctors are pleased and I am feeling good. I think surgery was the easist part of this journey. I see my plastic surgeon in a couple of days and am hoping to get the okay to start some new arm exercises and most especially hoping for a thumbs up to work in my studio. Fingers are crossed!
It's also been nearly 2 weeks since my first chemo treatment. Have to admit it was not nice. While I am so happy to not be experiencing nausea and vomiting, I've never experienced full body fatigue like this before. Every ounce of energy I had gained during the three week post surgery, has been sucked away. The fatigue came on at pace and I never knew I could sleep all day and all night with barely an hour between waking. The midnight and four o'clock hours are probably hardest. Comfort is no longer achievable while lying on my back in bed--my body craves movement, but still I have to refrain. Healing is coming along, but time is the remedy that my body needs. Slowly I am regaining strength and energy. Three more rounds to go.
The weather here in Maine has been stunning and I am so thankful to be able to sit outside and feel the warmth on my body. I am taking care, listening to my body, and living day by day. I so appreciate all the love and support I receive from you all every day! The positive energy bolsters me up and keeps me smiling and strong. Thank you!!!