Sorry I've been missing in action, but things have been just one thing after the other with me. After getting back from Japan, I got the flu, which decided to go into my joints. I felt like a 90 year old woman with severe arthritis. I was in so much pain, I could hardly move. I had to call in sick 2 days and that is not like me. This was just a week before my sister was to come visit from Ohio. Needless to say, I was upset that I would be sick when she was here. Well, thank goodness, I got better and we had a great, but short, visit. She got to meet my plastic surgeon and just fell in love with him. She kept saying how good I look. LOL I took her to an Oktoberfest, Farmer's Market/The Grove (a very nice shopping area), had a party so she could meet all my friends, and just visited. Last time she was here was in between lumpectomy/mastectomy.
Now, I have a skin infection. It started when I pulled a piece of skin on my cuticle and it got infected. No big deal - it's happened before. Well, I think my immune system was still not up to par and it got out of hand. The skin just above the nail got red/*****/swollen and hurt like he__. Then my lymph node in my neck on that side got very big. I also had a bite on my leg that got blistered. I was beginning to feel flu-like. To top that off, I had a yeast infection, too. I was just one big infected woman! LOL I am now on mega antibiotics and it's all gotten better. This was all on the side I had the cancer/lymph nodes removed, so I was worried about lympedema, but my doctor said it wasn't that. I haven't had any problems with that so far.
I am seriously hoping this is it for the medical problems. I am so tired of not being myself!!! I just want to be normal!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh, I almost forgot, I went to a specialty shop to get fitted for a bra and was very upset to find out, according to her, that I will still need to wear a partial prosthesis. Now, that is not why I went through all these surgeries and pain to hear that I still need one of those things!!! I cried! I'm looking for alternatives. Any suggestions??? I did go public (grocery shopping) this past weekend without a bra and it wasn't too bad, except for the nipple irritation.
OK, that's enough for me babbling. I will try to be around more.
L & H,