If you are wondering…

I should not have looked at the HUGE incision under my arm. It made it hurt worse. (I swear it did.) The “tumor” incision (about 3 inches) isn’t too bad and isn’t very sore, but man, the one under my arm from the lymph node removal is killing me. I have yet to take any meds for the pain, so I guess it’s not THAT bad. And it’s a mile long, I swear. I can’t even see it all. I had no idea that incision would be so long. Sorry, TMI?

Still, I have so much energy and “feel” great. I was telling someone yesterday, I’m so used to feeling down and out after chemo, I was expecting to feel “super-yuck.” It’s just been the norm. But today, although I’m sore, I feel fantastic. So very different, and so wonderful. I think I’ll forever look at illness and “body aches” completely different from now on. I didn’t realize how much chemo really gets you down, mentally and physically.

I’ve got a cute little round pillow permanently tucked beneath my arm. It has helped tremendously. A ladies group creates them for breast cancer patients in Columbia. So nice.

It’s going to be a rainy weekend, and I’m ready to snuggle and have down time with the girls team. I’ve missed their little antics around here for the past two days!


Nonnie  on January 20th, 2012

So happy this is behind-now for some sun, beach and relaxing by the ocean-summertime is calling…us!

cici  on January 20th, 2012

When it is healed a bit more, just work that scar gel into it often and you will be surprised how it fades so fast.
I can only imagine the pain gets worse before it gets better with longer incisions as they heal, so take it easy for a few more days.
I am so happy you are feeling good again.
Enjoy the rain!

Carrie  on January 20th, 2012

I couldn’t put anyting on my incision for 2 weeks, but after that coconut oil really helped the “itch”. Glad you are doing well!!