Well, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m starting to see a light at the end of this tunnel.
I was in Dallas earlier in the week for doctorÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s appointments. I had my last expansion at the plastic surgeonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s office. Now, we can schedule the implant surgery for May. The breast surgeon removed my PowerPort (where my chemo was injected). When I had the port put in, I saw a surgeon here in Austin who gave me general anesthesia. To get it removed, the breast surgeon only numbed the area and I was awake the whole time. The procedure took about 45 minutes. She put in dissolvable stitches. I was ok at first, but later in the day I was really hurting and had a rough night. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m feeling a lot better now. I still hurt where the port was removed, but itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s getting better.
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m really starting to feel better and get back to normal. Like I said before, I started tutoring again. I see 4 students during the week now. I wanted to start back slowly. We are trying out a few gyms. We got a 2 week trial at 24Hour fitness and I did a few group classes (Yoga, Latin Dance aerobics, aqua class). The gym has a childcare. At first, Noah wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t too happy about us dropping him off, but Evan was fine. After a few times, both boys were having a great time there. We are going to try Lifetime Fitness next and compare the two gyms. I really want to get back in to exercising and I think it will be easier going somewhere with a childcare rather than trying to push both boys in the stroller. I tried running for the first time a couple of weeks ago. I had Evan (40 lbs) and Noah (30 lbs) in the double stroller and was only able to run about 10 minutes.
My hair is starting to grow back. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s somewhat patchy right now, but it is filling in. The color seems to be a light brown. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s too early to tell whether it will be straight or curly. Attached are some pictures of my hair growth after chemo. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s been about 2 months since my last chemotherapy.
Next weekend Evan and Morry go to baseball Spring Training in Florida. Noah and I will stay at home. My parents plan on coming to Austin that weekend to help me out. Noah has really been a handful lately. He demands a lot of attention and itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s hard to get anything done.
The weekend after that I go to Chicago.
We have been looking forward to these trips for a while and itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s hard to believe they are almost here.
Well, just wanted to send out another update. Things are good for the most part. I do have some bad days, but overall, things are going well and I feel we are all starting to get back to how we were before all of this. There are times where I get frustrated because I just donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have the energy to do everything I was doing before. ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s my main complaint now. Physically I feel decent, but I get worn out very easily. I can tell itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s getting better though.
Hope you all are doing well. Have a great weekend.