Thursday, March 11, 2010

Life Goes On

Well, I'm back to living a "normal" life (ok, when was I ever normal, really?). I'm enjoying being back at work, and each day gets a little easier. My feet are getting used to being stood upon again :) I'm very tired though when I get home! I wish I had more energy!
Today wasn't too bad. I went to church after work to do some copying for the children's programs, then I made supper and even managed to get the dishes done after! I'm glad tomorrow is Friday!

Should be a fun weekend. Brennan's dedication is on Sunday, then after church we are going to Rachel and Ken's for lunch/treats. Saturday night Rich and I are hanging out with Alyssa, Jaren, Jaren's parents, and another couple from church. Had a great time with them all a few weeks ago, so we decided to get together more regularly.
Its been 7 weeks since my last chemo. I still have a lot of tingling in my hands and feet from the neuropathy. The cold outside makes it a little worse. I've noticed I have a hard time doing things with my fingers, like fixing stuck zippers on kids' coats, and tying knots in craft projects during indoor recess (its been raining the past few days). I often have to ask one of the other paras or teachers to help out. Buttons are difficult too, but not impossible.
I also have a lot of aches and pains. My once mild Rheumatoid arthritis is now back with a vengeance! Anytime I sit for more than a few minutes I have a hard time walking when I get up, because of my hips. My shoulders, wrist, and ankles hurt too. I plan on seeing another rheumatologist this summer. I haven't seen my other one in a long time, and I'd like to find a new one. I'm too young to be hobbling around like this!
Nothing new on the possible breast cancer. My biopsy is March 29th. I'm still annoyed....
Its weird sometimes to think of where I was at this time last year (recovering from surgery, and soon to start chemo). Its hard to believe everything I've been through this past year. I plan on enjoying every holiday/birthday/special occasion this year that I couldn't enjoy last year! Hopefully I'll be healthy enough to do that!
God is Good!!


  1. Sorry to hear about the aches and pains. So many seem to have ongoing issues with that long after chemo is done.
    BTW, I love your photo...the one I had taken in the chemo chair I look like a poor tired worn-out person with no hair and her hat askew. Maybe next try I'll wear some makeup. LOL