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Saturday, October 13, 2012
Man, am I glad that I don't have to undergo radiation therapy. I am so busy with OT and lymphedema clinic appointments plus my regular life that I don't know how I would find the time or energy. The lymphedema therapist taught me a lot of things I didn't know about taking care of my scarred breast. Working on range of motion too. Had a massage on my tied up shoulder muscles on that side today. What a relief. I think I'll get a few more to see if I can keep it released. I've begun to notice that as soon as I get rushed or tensed, my shoulders tighten up and recede into my ear lobes. LOL
20 mile bike ride yesterday was really good. I have a hard time holding back. Both therapists have told me to back off a little. Sigh. But I do want to take care of myself and not make more problems. Have a busy week-end with a conference in Chehalis on Saturday and chores on Sunday. Trying to make sure I get some exercise in too, even if it is just a short walk.
And so it goes. Life is good and the euphoria lingers. My life is filled with joy and wonderful people. Who could ask for much more than that.