Tuesday, June 19, 2012

I'm Like a Whole New Woman! (minus a breast)

Holy Moley! What a difference it is to have the drain and tubes OUT!

I had my  follow-up appointment with my surgeon this morning. I am doing so well that my drain and tubes came out and he took me off all the medication (except ibuprofen as needed). The only restriction now is that I can't lift more than a few pounds with my right arm. I'm going to start physical theraphy next week, but I'm supposed to start trying to increase my right arm's range of motion right away so that I don't get a frozen shoulder.

It feels incredibly tight (the right arm/shoulder) but the NP told me to keep pushing it past the comfort point, so I am. Ouch.

I think what will be hard from this point forward is BonnieBlue not getting to go to a different house every day to play. She really enjoyed that.

I hope you don't get tired of reading how grateful I am for all the prayers and positive thoughts. I know for sure it made a difference. Thanks!

Best news of all is that the final pathology report came back negative, so that means no chemotherapy. Hoorah!

7 comments:

  1. I'm so glad to hear that you are doing well! I'm keeping you in my thoughts still though. Physical therapy can be tough and painful.

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  2. First visit to your blog. Love the name, love that you call your daughter, BonnieBlue.

    I hope you continue to do well. I'm going to read back through and read about your journey.

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    1. Welcome! I hope you aren't bored to tears.

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  3. That is great news regarding your not needing chemo. Glad to hear that things are going so well.

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  4. Thanks! Been there, done that; did NOT want to do it again.

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  5. Hang in there! You sound like you are doing great. The range of motion should come back, right? with the PT?

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