Since completing radiation two weeks ago, I am amazed at how quickly my skin has healed and I've recovered. After one week, all blisters had healed up and this past week the redness has really toned down. You can definitely still see the radiation fields and it is still a little tender - I don't want to wear a bra yet, but it is such a vast improvement over the last two weeks of radiation that I'm thrilled. James laughed when I said I couldn't wear a bra yet - what do I need to wear one for? For the prosthetics of course. Although I really only wear them if the outfit requires some shape and nothing I'm wearing right now really requires that. It has really been a blessing that I have not been working and have been able to recover completely for this surgery.
Had some more blood taken today, and I miss the Oncology nurses! This nurse has drawn blood twice and both times left me bruised and bloody, and I've got great veins! I am anxious to see the result tomorrow as my last draw on December 27 had low white cell, red cell and absolute neutrophil counts. I was surprised - my white count was at 2.2.
I've continued with hot yoga which has helped tremendously - not only with sweating out all of the chemo drugs, but it has helped the range of motion in my right arm and shoulder. I can feel the skin, muscles and ligaments stretching in the intense heat. I love it! I can't wait to get back to it after surgery. I did get some great advice from a nurse friend of ours who said to get up and get walking right away - so that's my immediate exercise plan.
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Please keep our family in your prayers.