The kids were back to school today after a week and a half of spring break. I really enjoyed them being off and not having to get up early in the morning, But boy I am really enjoying my quiet morning. I have a cold and do not feel very well. I plan on doing some reading and perhaps will even take a nap! My goal for spring break was to get out of the house with the kids, do a little shopping go out to lunch and do things with just them. They have not had a lot of Mommy time lately. We went shopping one day and had lunch at Wegman's( How I love Wegman's!). We did Starbucks and Target on another day. I do not allow my kids to drink coffee, they just like the smoothies. I feel pretty good about getting the things done that I wanted to.
I am finally feeling almost "normal" I would say I am at 95%. I almost have full range of movement in my arms and can finally lift things out of the oven. This has been difficult for me I LOVE to cook. Last night there were many cheers around the kitchen when I was able to open a jar all by myself. It might seem like a little thing but boy it felt good to be able to to it. When I had my mastectomy all of my chest muscles were relocated to lie on top of my implants. This is done because I lack any breast tissue. They can not just put the implants in with nothing there, so they relocate the muscle tissue. Because of this I have been having trouble doing simple daily tasks such as opening jars, cutting things with a knife, and (Gasp) dishing my own ice cream. As of now I can do all three of these things. YAY!
I have my first Chemo treatment this coming Friday. I finally am feeling a bit less anxious about it. I have a friend that I met at my support group that started her chemo last Friday. She called me today and she is doing great. Not that I would wish cancer on anybody, but it will be nice to go through this with somebody at the same time. It ends up we went to high school together. She is a few years younger than me but I did the old yearbook search and found her picture and sure enough I remember her. Small world huh? Keep smilin MBF we will make it through this!