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May 16, 2021 02:19PM
I've been a bit MIA the last week or two, just very, very busy, mostly at work.
I keep thinking about your DD, Karen...
Happy Anniversary, Wonderland!
Anyway, my big news: I am more or less out of the wheelchair! Doc gave his blessing to putting as much weight as was comfortable with as my leg was all healed when I saw him Thursday, but of course told me I needed to ease back into it given that I've been in the chair for ten (!) weeks! He asked my PT to assess how best to get me back into walking...but did tell me that he thought my time with a walker would be minimal given that my range of motion is well above average for someone who broke a femur and has an artificial knee (two actually). (I'd thank the PT for that. but honestly I think it is just how I am: after both knee replacements the knee doc and his staff commented on how fast I got back full range of motion, and how proud they were that I was doing all my PT exercises...even though...um....truth be told ...I wasn't that compliant on the exercises back then)...
So, anyway, went to PT Friday and she agreed I likely wouldn't need walker for long. She had me walking around the PT office with the walker and gave me additional exercises to do to build up my leg strength.
The good news: I did great at PT!
The bad news: I think I was so happy that I overdid it...woke up Saturday am with classic symptoms of plantar fasciitis. :-( I am doing lots of stretching (I can feel how stiff my hamstring muscles are....) and trying to stay off my feet too much till I go back to PT on Tuesday...but of course that is hard! I want to walk! Besides, other than the fact that it hurts walking feels sooooo good, and I honestly feel very stable even without the walker. Arghh.
Ruth, I think you had it, or was it someone else? Anything in particular that helped?
I am trying to be patient but my patience is running low. Today my exercise consisted of a bit of walking around with the walker, lots of stretches, and doing the dishes and cleaning the kitchen, standing up!!! I keep the wheelchair nearby in case I get tired, and I 'counter surfed' around the kitchen (i.e. kept a hand on the counter or leaned against the counter at all times, for stability). But still: a big deal for me: do you all know how much easier it is to do dishes when one can see the full counter?
Take care all;
6/18/2015, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
7/16/2015 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel
9/9/2015 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)
1/15/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole)
4/8/2016 Femara (letrozole)