The doctor told me the best way to get my energy back...now that I am more than 6 weeks from my very last chemo...is to start exercising. So, I have been going to yoga and weight training twice a week. This is one of my Bridge to Fitness instructors...Roseanna. And best of all? 6 months ago, that outfit I am wearing was in the Goodwill pile...because it was a little too tight! Not anymore! The Bridge to Fitness program is offered free for the Survivors Group at Flower Hospital's Hickman Cancer Center. How could I not give it a try?!
I may be done with my chemo...but I still get to go to the Hickman Cancer Center every 3 to 6 weeks...so a nurse can flush my port. And my port is the easy entry way into my bloodstream without me having to be poked and prodded while searching for a vein. For 2 more years I have to keep this little reminder of where my chemo was injected. But honestly, I don't really think about it much. It doesn't bother me or get in the way of anything. In fact, it made me laugh when I looked at it recently...the scar where it was surgically inserted used to run directly across the middle of the port. But now, 6 months later...the port is well below the scar...meaning, like everything else on my body...even my port has sagged a bit. Really? Can't anything stay where it is supposed to? Or must everything droop after a certain age? I already know the answer to that question!
It has been one month since my last chemo treatment...and I am feeling pretty good.
In fact, thanks to a 20 pound weight loss, I am feeling really good about myself. I really don't want to gain back any of the weight, since I had about 20 pounds I needed to lose. And since I am down a couple of pant sizes, I needed to get some new jeans. My daughter talked me into getting a pair of skinny jeans...which you can see at our regular Mary Beth and Rick blogsite.
Unfortunately, those jeans were so skinny, I could not wait to get home and peel them off. And later that night, my husband looked at my ankles and wondered if they were a bit swollen. Holy crap! Had the skinny jeans cut off my circulation enough to make my ankles swollen? Even my diplomatic co-workers thought the jeans were a tad tight around my calves. Very attractive. So, the skinny jeans went back to the store...and instead I purchased the jeans pictured above...not skinny jeans...but "thin" jeans. Much more comfortable and way less constricting!