Slowly–but I am moving.
I had my first follow-up with the surgeon this week. She is pleased with how things are going, and gave me permission to start ‘slow walks’. I haven’t quite gotten out yet due to the heat but it’s on my ‘to do’ list for the weekend.
She also told me that the pathology on everything they removed was completely benign with no traces of cancer or pre-cancerous tissue. She also told me that they did find a non-cancer related issue in my uterus, with a long name I don’t remember, that would have caused problems later in life. That in itself make me happier with the decision to remove everything.
The only questionable issue is a wound that is healing slowly, but it is still healing and not infected, so its just a matter of time.
I am trying not to go stir crazy. I have crocheted two afghans, and completed a 3-d puzzle. I have also finished all the readings for the current course in my masters and only have the assignments left to do. I am now working on a 3rd afghan and a new puzzle.
The biggest thing I am struggling with right now is missing dance a lot. Dance is my stress relief and physical outlet, so without it, I have been feeling restless. That said, because things have been going so well without the hormone therapy, my doctor has me trying a reduced dose of the anti-depressant to see how it goes. I have been feeling some side effects that indicate I may not need the medication, but we will see how it goes.
I see the surgeon again in a few weeks and then we will discuss the return to activity including dance and work. I am not sure how I feel about that yet, but given I am still doing a lot of healing and need regular anti-inflammatories (at least not narcotics anymore!), that is not surprising. I am sure it will come with time. My pain levels are definitely reduced but it does still come and go quite a bit.
I won’t be restarting the hormone therapy until at least mid-October.
All this to say there is definite progress and I hope once I start going on concentrated walks it will continue.
The sooner I get back to dance the better 🙂