An update and some total random thoughts---
Last Thursday, I met with my oncologist to go over my treatment plan for the next 6 months or so. This week I will be going in for a full body scan. Two weeks from today, Monday- August 19th, I will be starting my first round of chemo.
I can't believe I was diagnosed with breast cancer June 18th, surgery July 16th, and start chemo August 19th. What a difference a couple of months can make. I feel like I am just still trying to process it all.
I am slowly healing from surgery---(lumpectomy with breast reconstruction). I am full of stitches, from one side to the next. It looks like something you would see on a crime scene show. I didn't have the stomach to ask the surgeon how many stitches it took to complete this "look". But, now I want to know.
I am moving at a snail pace, BUT I am up and moving. Sleeping at night has been rough. It is hard to get comfortable and my back it very sore from just staying in one place all night.
I am starting to be able to move my arms more. I can do a lot more reaching, but, I drive like a total grandma.
It's been hard seeing all my friends and family go on trips and fun vacations with their kids and we are here at home looking at each other. I don't feel sorry for me, I feel sorry for my kids.
School is around the corner, so I have something else to focus my attention on. I hope my kids will step up to the task of doing things on their own! This could get interesting!