Slowly my energy is coming back.
I doubt I will get back to pre-chemo shape before my surgery, but at least for the next couple of weeks, until the radiation kicks in, I get a bit of a reprieve and a chance to feel a little bit like my old self.
Two days of radiation down, so far not so bad, except…
I have had 2 treatments and my skin is already looking a little sunburned. I have to check with the technologists tomorrow because it should be about 2 weeks before any signs show. That doesn’t bode very well. I hope it is just because I am so fair-skinned that the redness shows so soon.
That aside, I felt good practicing today. Slowly I am getting used to wearing heels again. My feet remain sensitive and crampy, but I am working through it best I can. Every day I get through practice in heels is another day my feet and ankles get stronger. My balance seems to be slowly coming back as well and I feel more confident in the shoes than 2 weeks ago.
It was nice to just run through everything today from top to bottom and feel pretty good about it. I was able to go to my meditative happy place. I was even able to run through my samba routine both slow and faster without messing up the footwork too bad, and with most of the detailing Boss and I worked on during my last lesson. There is just one spot that isn’t quite together for me–rolling off the arm. I just don’t seem to want to do the spins in time on my own. They will come though 🙂
I think I am relieved to start seeing a glimmer of normalcy to my dancing again. I have been struggling through things all during chemo, and while they are not easy now, hopefully the corner has been turned.
With a little luck, it will last a few weeks. For the first time in a while, I am looking forward to a lesson and I want to get my goals sorted out. I am still lacking some short-term focus, but hopefully Boss will have some direction on that.
Hoping to keep turning!