ned (no evidence of disease),
and most excitingly,
Praise God.. through Him, all things are possible!
It is comforting for me to see how everything that I suffered through was absolutely worth it: the chemotherapy and surgeries, my experiences that changed me as a person (teaching me humility and to rely whole-heartedly on God), and ultimately beating this disease. I now have a sense of inner peace and calmness. I love myself: imperfections and all. I believe that I am capable of facing the challenges of this life, whatever they might be. I appreciate each day that I have to spend with my beautiful loved ones while they are here. And I don’t think that I could ever take a single moment of life for granted again.
As I mentioned before, I am recovering from surgery just about as well as could be expected. (Maybe even a little better?) Thanks to my friend A, who recently had this surgery herself, I received some interesting advice and a list of useful items to have all ready for when I came home from the hospital. It turns out that she was absolutely, 100% correct about the must-have items! I have been living in my satin pajamas, which help me to move around and get myself up out of bed (since I can’t use my arms or chest muscles). I have to drink out of a straw because I can’t hold a cup. I use lots of pillows propped up under my arms whether I’m sitting up or laying down. I use to be a side sleeper, but now it is way too painful to lay in any position except flat on my back. (Hopefully, that will change when my expanders are taken out in six months). I still need a LOT of help when I try to take a shower because my muscles are somewhat numb and not ready to hold up my torso without the help of a supportive bra.
|(yucky drains that should be coming out this week)|