Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Week Three

I am now in my third week of treatment for my lymphedema. My arm is now reduced by 57%.....pretty awesome. I will admit that I have been pretty whiny at times. I truly thought that I would be able to work while in therapy, but it would be pretty difficult to do patient care with the use of only one arm and hand. I have gone to therapy seven days a week....have had some major skin breakdown, but that is improving.

Through all this, I have felt my precious Jennifer at my side cheering me on......the things she went through keep me looking ahead....she was such a trooper. I hope that when I grow up, I can be as strong as she was.

5 comments:

Denise Felton said...

Wow, Debbie! 57%!!!! I can't wait to see you and celebrate in person. I'm crossing my fingers you can make it to YaYa day at Janna's. Party!!!

Lisa_in_AR said...

Debbie, I can't get over the progress you and Troy have made with your arm!!!! You are so strong. I know you are bored out of your mind being one handed for now, but keep up the good work. You are an inspiration to the rest of us who whine and moan about every little sniffle we have. See you Saturday!
Lisa

Denise Felton said...

Hey! You got an "award" over on my blog! Go see! http://denisefelton.blogspot.com

Julie Anne of Diamondmeenuh Creations said...

Debbie, saw you on Denise's blog and saw 'breast cancer survivor'. Hang in there, you're in good company-- double mastectomy due to happen March 11 to prevent cancer (12 lumps was all I could handle), and 2 future surgeries planned for further cancer prevention or cancer 'cure'. My prayers are with you.

casserole said...

YAAAAAY, Debbie!!!!

How low can ya go, how low can ya go...