It's the day after chemo three and I am full of energy. I am still on the steroids which give you unlimited energy! Oh if I could only have this kind of energy on a daily basis! Today is the last day of steroids though so tomorrow I will only have my regular energy.
Today I was up and hit the gym. I did my 60 minutes on the elliptical and it felt good. I did a few weights and 10 minutes of stretching. I then had my last physical therapy appointment. My range of motion is all back to normal. Gosh I will miss my physical therapist....she's a doll! I then went off to the Pandora store and treated myself to my 3rd Pandora ring...one for each chemo. I picked out an extra special one for my final chemo which is in 20 days (yes, I am counting the days!!!). I will proudly go and pick it up three weeks from today and gladly say "I am finished with chemo"!
After that, I was off to get the "nasty" neulasta shot. I hope it does not cause me any bone pain this time. Last time it somehow missed me and it was a pleasant surprise! I am hoping for the same this time around.
Hard to believe I had chemo yesterday. I had such a GREAT day today. The sun was shining and I was busy and full of energy. I never thought I could do this whole chemo thing. I have been truly blessed. I know I am over the chemo hump now and that just feels SO damn good!
I hope the coming days bring me no side effects. I hope the coming weeks bring a continued full head of hair and minimal shedding. That would make this all so much easier!
On another note, I went bathing suit shopping today. ICK! What in the heck do you do to hide these ugly tissue expander coconut boobs? I don't know how I will plan on going to the neighborhood pool in May and early June before my final implants are put in. Lord...these things are ugly! I am going to have to really shop for a bikini with good coverage of the coconuts. I have a feeling this will be getting expensive to find something to hide this look.
I told my husband about the bathing suit shopping and panic and how I was going to cover up these things. He said "don't worry about it...people will just think you got a really bad boob job". Nice...gotta love a man's perspective (smile).
I am a wife, a mom, a sister, a daughter, a neice, an aunt and a friend. I never thought I would hear the words "It's not good. There are cancer cells". December 8, 2010 changed my life forever. This is my scary, long, enlightening journey through breast cancer. I hope that my words help others facing a similar situation or those that love someone going through breast cancer. I don't know where the road in front of me leads, but I know that Breast Cancer won't define me.
"Don't spend time worrying about how you are going to die. Worry about how you are going to live today"
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Day after chemo - love the steroid buzz
Labels: Breast Cancer
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