Yesterday, I saw a lymphedema specialist yesterday to deal with yet another side effect of breast cancer treatment. Because I am a Curious George, I had a slew of questions for her, mainly about how (if) I can get rid of this lymphedema. And if I can get rid of it, then how. And if how then what I need to do to prevent a recurrence. She sent me to The Yoga Room.
As I continue on this breast cancer journey, for every downer, there are two Silver Linings. The nicest, most amazing things happen. When I need them the most. Every. Single. Day.
As it turns out, despite my jitters of yesterday, traveling after being on the breast cancer Isolation Island is (fortunately!) just like riding a bicycle. I hopped right back on and rolled easily, which was a real Silver Lining. Additionally, a five-plus hour flight enabled me to reflect on life lessons, lymphedema and cancer lingo.
This morning, I woke up a little grumpy. At first I didn’t realize why. What is THIS about, I wondered. Well, I became conscious of… continue reading