.......you (I) realize that it's never going to be over. My mindset is that of "I've had the chemo, surgery, radiation.....so now the cancer is gone". The cancer MAY be gone...but I still have repercussions. I admit, I feel REALLY good! I'm soooo thankful!!! I'm finally enjoying retirement.
I bought these capris to wear to our Red Ht hawaiian luau in July, but they were so comfy nd looked good so I decided that is perfectly respectable outfit to wear. I would never have worn this when I was 30 pounds heavier.....but I like to be unique. (my mom called me thoroughbred)
OK, I know I'll always have the CHF (congestive heart failure)...sounds scary, huh? Does to me too, but it is under control nd as long as I follow my diet nd take my meds I'm not concerned. I'm NOT one to worry.
Two months go I noticed some changes in my right breast (swelling, red, burning). I finally had the chance to talk to my surgeon nd she recommended physical therapy. PT you're wondering??? I was too. The problem is blocked lymph nodes, nd the spot needs to be 'massaged' to get the fluid moving to other nodes. The condition is called peau d'orange breast edema. Most people get in in their rms....but, of course, I get it elsewhere. I'm doing it at home nd have 3 or 4 sessions left with the therapist.
Yesterday I had my dexa scan, the call just came this morning from the nurse today stating that I have osteopenia (thinning of the bones possibly from the chemo). My primary doctor is not here anymore so I have an appointment with physicians assistant coming up...will
call her later today nd she what she wants to do. Nope, I guess it never ends. I was just thinking that I was going to try to get off my antidepressant b/c I m feeling so good....but I'm not sure now. These 2 new side effects................
I'm usually pretty upbeat & will continue to keep that mindset. When I think back about last year I wonder how I did it. about all I can remember is being sooo tired & not wanting to et. Somehow I got through it nd here I m just as silly as ever!!!!
Nope, it will never be over.
Some people have more medical problems nd some have less, I'll deal with what I have.
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