Yesterday started out with a trip to the hospital for my Physical Therapy appointment. Yes, I had to start that again because my lymphodemia is now going down my left arm. I was so hoping to not let that happen but ...it did. I am a little nervous about it getting worse when I fly next week back East. I have all the instructions on what to do. Try to get up and move during the flight. Keep a ball or something in my left hand and try to keep it moving for circulation. I have started wearing my compression sleeve again and need to do that more often than not, now. I certainly need to keep it on the whole day of traveling and a couple of days afterwards. I just signed the appeal for my insurance company. We are trying to see if once again, they will review my records and history so they will help pay for the Lymphodemia Draining suit.
I really didn't want to have very many of my lymph nodes taken out but... that didn't happen, and now for the rest of my life this is something that I have to be concerned about. Trust me, there are enough things to already be concerned about when you are a cancer survivor so... I really didn't need this but no one does. One out of every three women get it who have had most of their lymph nodes taken out. Yuck!
I was going to write last night but we have company visiting and to be honest, I was just too tired. I always feel like I have the flu for a couple of days after my massage. I know that is normal but it is sure hard to put up with. So I went to bed early.
I hope that those of you that are going down this road too will continue to hold on and not give up. Some days I just want my life to be more normal but I realize that I just need to be grateful and appreciate what I have.
Thanks for your support. It truly makes a difference. I will pray that today that it will be a better day and I will to try and count my blessings.
"Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation." ~Brian Tracy
"Action is the antidote to despair." ~ Joan Baez