Monday, February 02, 2009

Knitting Helps!!

I've decided there are two sides to this story -
1) I am so glad I did what I did - both breasts=no more cancer
2) I hate what it has done to me - not the losing the breasts part (I could care less) but the recovery is the pits (somewhat literally)! I'm into my third week since the surgery and I still feel like I've been hit with a Mac truck. My range of motion is limited (yes I've been doing my exercises), everyday something else hurts (Drugs are my friend), I have to change my shirts often during the day to change where the seams rub (my skin is so sensitive) and I am tired of feeling like I've got a piece of rope tied around me (way too tight)!

But knitting helps. I went to Stitch & B*tch tonight and really enjoyed taking back my life. I actually think that evenings are my best time - I seem to be the most comfortable then. I did work today for a few hours and will continue that for a week or so. One step at a time. I WILL get my life back.

Oh my gosh - the girls just came home from a day of shopping and dinner with their dad....they bought me this great bracelet - of course they think it's hysterical - they are calling it a 'fancy sweatband'I have to say that my daughters are the absolute best!! I could not have made this journey without their constant entertainment and support. I am soooo lucky!!

4 comments:

Kip said...

I loved meeting you tonight. You are an inspiration for us all...and you ARE funny and make others laugh, even through it all! Thank you.

Annie said...

I'm so happy to watch your progress, albeit from afar. Keep on keepin' on. Oh, and heck yes, knitting helps. It's required, I think...

Pat K said...

Taking back your life is exactly, I think, the right attitude. It's an important step in the healing process and certainly contributes to the progress. Hang in there; this too shall pass. You're in my prayers for healing every day.

Roxie said...

Sweetie, if you had gone through the surgery without the benefit of anesthetic, you would understand why you you don't feel perky yet. Be patient. You're doing wonderfully! Thank Goodness for knitting!