Crazy Days of April

There is so much going on! Brad and I have two, possibly three, concerts this month. It’s the end of my semester at school, so everything that I’ve procrastinated about is due. I’m trying to cram as much work as I can, given my classwork and all that, since I won’t be able to work in May and probably June. I’m seriously freaking out about the lack of income during my recovery, but we’ll survive, we always do. This weekend is the Flowertown Festival in Summerville, and I think we’re going to try to hit it on Sunday. It just seems like too much to do and too little time.

In other news, I’ve been back to the chiropractor now that I finally feel well enough AND can lay on my front without my chest hurting. It’s been great. I feel like I’m making a lot of positive changes all around. 2018 will be a year of positive change for me. (There’s that mantra again…)

Oh, and I can’t remember if I mentioned during my pity party that apparently I’ll need to see a physical therapist post-op. I was a little too blah at that appointment to ask questions about it, so I did a little research. Yeah…I did research! I know, I know. I kind of swore off Dr. Google and all that…but I was genuinely curious about this one and didn’t want to wait. So I looked it up.

Do you know there’s such thing as a glenohumeral joint? There is, it’s also called the shoulder joint. Apparently women who have mastectomies have trouble in that area, which I can understand given the probable pain associated with moving the arms and pulling on agitated muscle and skin. So yeah, the couple websites I read focused on rehab of the arm and shoulder. I couldn’t find anything related to physical therapy and the tummy tuck aspect of the surgery, but I’m sure I’ll be doing something related to that as well.

So I’ve really been focusing on my core strength, because I figured that’s where I’d need the most help after the surgery. I mean, it never hurts to have a strong core. But now I’m thinking I might want to do some extra work on my arms and shoulders, too. They’re definitely the strongest parts of my body and I certainly don’t want my lack of strength to be a long-term hindrance. So I’m going to see what I can do about that.

So aside from my positive lifestyle changes that are making me feel good, I’m doing some other stuff for me. Like…binge-watching Gilmore Girls and hitting the library for some guilty pleasure reading.

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