Filed Under: Breast Cancer

Physical therapy

A great day .. was so happy to see a physical therapist today to help me with gaining movement, esp in my right arm, after surgery. She said I had excellent range of motion, especially for just being 3 weeks post op. … I have a little egg like seroma under my right arm that ... Read more


Almost 3 weeks post op

One more day and its 3 weeks post op – just half way to the big day where I can run again and jump rope and do pushups and burpees and go nutso with my workouts and lug camera gear again! Newest thoughts and notes that are interesting to me: ~ still researching my personal ... Read more


Bone Scan

I get to have a bone scan today to confirm that the mass in my 7th rib is due to trauma from a horse bite a few years back. It’s probably in the shape of a horse head! 😂 lol Drinking boatloads of water because I have to have contrast injected and I hate needles ... Read more


2.5 weeks

Notes at 2.5 weeks post op: It is interesting to see the healing process unfold as the days go by post op. I am astounded and thankful at the miracle of life as it relates to our body’s healing! I’ve found a few interesting phenomena that relate. As so much of my swelling and pain ... Read more


After meeting my oncologist

so the outcome of today’s oncology appointment: I absolutely LOVE my oncologist! He addressed many of my questions about taking tomoxifen before I asked them and addressed all of my concerns with the most respect and empathy. I brought in a table that I printed out that showed my likelihood of recurrence over 15 years. ... Read more


Switching out of the surgical bra

Yesterday I got to switch from my surgical bra to one of my own running bras – i felt like celebrating as the surgical bra’s arms seriously seem to be made for Mattel Barbie and no movement. Grateful for so much and namely today: 1. Such a relief to wear my sports bra 2. I ... Read more


Some of my history : may be TMI 😳😜

okay, okay .. this post might be TMI (as your read further down) for some but here goes anyway .. Most women, if not all, with breast cancer face surgery at some point: These were my choices: lumpectomy with radiation, mastectomy with or without reconstruction I chose a bilateral mastectomy with same surgery reconstruction. My ... Read more


12 days post op

12 days post op (double mastectomy with reconstruction): Loving the day! Breezy warm wind and a nice 8.5 mile walk in the country…😊😊 I am not Allowed to run or do Burpees yet but I’ll catch my Fitbit friends! Haha! ... Read more


Pondering triumph

All of my friends here are like the stars shining in God’s beautiful sky. You all are precious to me and I’m so grateful for you! God’s been holding me tight and it appears He has more work for me here before He calls me home some day … Much of that I’ll understand as ... Read more


Second week post op

I’m on the second week of post op and second week of working my pre-rehearsed visualization plan to that healthy runner / photographic artist image I have of myself in my head. I’m grateful that the Lord stumbled me onto focused visualization techniques when I was quite young that’s helped me survive, win, and thrive ... Read more


8 days post op

8 days post op update: Today, at 11, I get to say good bye to my third and final drainage tube! I will also find out my final pathology report (1pm) which will stage my cancer and state for sure my cancer free status. Thankyou for your continued prayers!!🙏😊 Sometime soon I’ll meet my oncologist. ... Read more


6 days post op

Day 6 Post Op: I get to take a shower!!! Sitting here, enjoying coffee, carrs crackers, cottage cheese with cinnamon and a grapefruit. I love that for breakfast! Simple pleasures that the Lord delivers for us to revel in each day! Happy Camper after my first shower in 6 days! Kicking cancer’s butt .. with ... Read more


5 days post op

5 days post op: Got to my first post op and got all A’s on my report card! 4.0 magna cum laude! LOL Seriously, a great report!: She took 2 drains out and said I was healing really well. (It felt like worms coming out of my skin when she pulled the tubes out – ... Read more


4 days post op

Feelin’ great, happy, healthy 4 days post op! Visualizing running 🏃🏽as I enjoy my slow walks😊. The only time I don’t want snow! I have an early post op appointment tomorrow and looks like the upcoming blizzard may keep me from making it. 😬 Maybe a few more days of sponge baths, super tight bra, ... Read more


Switching to ibuprofen for pain

Grateful for the stronger pain Meds yesterday (which I needed)… Feeling better enough to switch to Simple ibuprofen for pain now! I’m moving slowly and carefully… But encouraged and happily in the healing process! Amazing how God works healing in the body! ... Read more


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