I decided today after talking to my Cancer doctor that I am not going to study, worry or make any decisions for the next week. Yes, I am taking the week off. I set up my appointment with her and the oncologist for the 1st of December and until then my goal is to rest and hopefully get this arm feeling better. The Doctor noticed during my check-up yesterday that the surgery area was a bit red, she thought I might be getting an infection. I have to admit, I was wondering about that myself, because the soreness in that whole area is getting worse and it is swelling more. I started the antibiotic last night and since my lungs are getting a bit tighter too, they are hoping that I will be feeling better soon. The doctor also told me to just relax and not worry about anything or decisions until I heal a bit more from the mastectomy so... I am going to take her advice.
I noticed today that I am hardly using my left arm because it is so sore so I need to really focus on getting the swelling down and the mobility back.
I did however go for a 20 minute walk tonight with Amy, while they were visiting today and so hopefully that will help me sleep better tonight.
One major thing I need to focus on this week is to get my head in the game first. I need to reprint the quote...
"THE GREATEST DISCOVERY OF ANY GENERATION IS THAT HUMAN BEINGS CAN ALTER THEIR LIVES BY ALTERING THE ATTITUDES OF THEIR MINDS." ---------------Albert Schweitzer
I also found this quote today...
"THERE IS NOT A SINGLE CONDITION OF LIFE THAT IS ENTIRELY UNNECESSARY;THERE IS NOT ONE HOUR'S EXPERIENCE BUT WHAT IS BENEIFICAL TO ALL THOSE WHO MAKE IT THEIR STUDY, AND AIM TO IMPROVE UPON THE EXPERIENCE THEY GAIN"
I hope and pray that I make it through this whole thing with stronger faith, more knowledge, more compassion and most of all with HOPE. I want to get up every day be among my friends, and really enjoy life.
I am not there yet ... so don't give up on me!