Sunday, October 07, 2012
Well, in my euphoria, I canceled all my OT and lymphedema appointments. Not so fast!!! The OT insisted I come in for a few meetings and I'm glad she did. Turns out I had some questions about exercise and taking care of my arm. She helped me loosen up my shoulder and made some more appointments to help me loosen up. Breast and arm were a little swollen and my breast looked bruised. Guess what! It was. Turns out I'm so active that I'm overdoing it a little. Sigh.
After telling her that I was taking care of myself and resting every day (which I do anyway) I gave in to the invitation to a bike ride yesterday. It's only a matter of time before the rain moves in and I can't do it as often. Unfortunately, our great bike leader didn't quite prepare me for the number and intensity of hills along the route. Sigh once again. It really was a beautiful day, but after walking up a couple of really steep, long hills, I had to cry "Uncle!" LOL I didn't think that feeling nauseous and on the verge of tears was a good sign. So one other cyclist took me back the flatter way while the other 2 went up the final very long steep hill and we met where the two routes intersected. Fearless leader was not feeling sorry for me, however, when he realized that I was pushing 15 mph into a head wind. Oops.
Sharp pains as I cooled down told me that my breast was not too happy with me either. Came home, had a protein drink and V-8, showered, watched TV, and went to bed. Oh yeah, I did a lot of stretching too. Today I am no worse for wear except for a few stiff and sore muscles. I would do it over again in a flash.
Find your joy and go!!