Breast cancer, another anniversary, still with many side effects....
Good afternoon everyone,
I know I am not alone in coming across these 'anniversaries' of diagnosis, treatment, etc. Does anyone ever forget these days and times? Probably not.
So what popped up on my phone this week were photos post-op after my mastectomy, five years ago. So much has happened since those days but I can still remember them vividly.
I still experience excruciating pain along my scar line and chest area. It doesn't seem to matter what I am doing when it occurs, but my family find me writhing in the chair trying to stretch it out, which usually makes it worse! haha.😁 I mention it every time I see my surgeon, or oncologist, apparently it is very common for lots of people. I am guessing lots of you hear will understand!
I was chatting on another chat about how I find I have to do things in short bursts then rest these days as I am unable to take a long run at anything anymore. I do find it frustrating, and I have realised I am still coming to terms with this new living arrangement my body seems to require haha. 😁 But my mind has definitely not caught up, so dealing with allowing things' to be' for a lot longer than I used to, trying not to worry or fret when things are not done yet. It's not easy though is it?!😁
But the sun is shining through the window, I am here, and I might not have been, so for that I am thankful.
Wishing you all a good weekend, stay safe.