Aug 20, 2012 - 3:22 pm
I am now out 5 months from my second surgery and seem to be cancer-free. That makes me really happy.
The only down sides I'm feeling are:
I still do not have all of my stamina back. Since I work physically, that is a bummer.
My left shoulder got pretty damaged during the second surgery - I guess because they had to do it so quickly they weren't paying much attention to my arm and shoulder. Again, this makes my work more difficult as I am a massage therapist and use all those muscles. I am getting pt twice a week and I trade with a colleague for massage so I definitely think I'm on the mend. I do have more range of mobility but sometimes I have a lot of pain especially after working on a few people and, funny though it may sound, when I walk any significant distance. Maybe it's because I'm 17 years older than the last mastectomy that things hurt more and recovery is slower. HaHa - I'm not even going there!