Saturday, May 14, 2016

Healing Continues!

     I can't believe I haven't blogged at all this month. I kept getting side-tracked. Things are going well. I am enjoying support group, and the kids love their group. My right boobette wound is almost completely healed! I was scheduled to see my plastic surgeon on May 20th, but she is in surgery that day, so they moved my appointment to the 17th. I think I will reschedule it again, though, because I think the week or two after that I might be able to actually have my first saline injection.
     I've started running again, too. Which makes me happy. I've been thinking about it, but was nervous about it for a good month or two. Finally last Saturday I decided I should try and see what happens. I ran 2.18 miles and it was ok. The tissue expanders feel funky inside a sports bra, but they feel funky regardless, so it wasn't too distracting.
     This morning I ran 4 miles. So progress is occurring. I am signed up for a race at The Grove June 12th. I won't get to run much for that one, as the kids will be with us. But it's something. I am thinking about doing the Awesome 80s 10K in Pasadena in July.
     I also want to start training for a half marathon. No more marathons for me. There's a half marathon in November that I did last year that I enjoyed, so I think I will aim for that one. My friend Carolyn might do it, too, and I'm hoping maybe more of my teacher friends might want to join us, too.
     The Relay for Life is next Saturday. I exceeded my fundraising goal, which is amazing, but one of my dearest friends made a big donation. Which was super sweet. I haven't done the Relay for Life before, but people seem to enjoy it. The first lap is for cancer survivors, so I guess that includes me.
     Support group is good. I do feel a little guilty, because most of the other members of our group are sicker than I am. They don't seem to mind it too much, but I do feel like maybe I have nothing to complain about. Which is true, really. I figure I will go through summer, and in the fall, I will think about if I need to continue with the group. I do find it helpful. We'll see.
     The Young Survival Coalition, for younger women with breast cancer, has a new LA director, so she wants to schedule some meetings. I would like to go to some of those meetings. There is one next week, but it's by UCLA, so that's not an easy drive for me.
     Work is good, but super busy as we prepare for the end of the year. I'm excited for the end of the school year. I love my job, and I'm so glad I get to go back to Immaculate Heart next fall. But I am ready for summer break! I think we are going to join the YMCA so the kids and I can swim and whatnot.
     I guess that's the latest. I had a nice Mother's Day, even though Mother's Day isn't my favorite holiday, since losing my mom 16 years ago. We went to the Huntington Library with my in-laws. I would have liked to go to the beach, but plans were made without my input. That's how it goes sometimes!
     Oh, Todd and I celebrated our tenth wedding anniversary on May 6th. That is such an accomplishment! We went to Del Frisco's Grill, because they have a lemon cake that I love. We also went to Del Frisco's for our ninth anniversary. We know what we like!
     The 16th anniversary of Mom's death is tomorrow -- which is also my dad's birthday. That's always a sad day. I do feel bad that my mom died on Dad's birthday. Heather and I joke that Mom did that deliberately, so we wouldn't forget. As if we could forget that day!
     So tomorrow I'll drink something strong and cry a little.


Babs said...

I'm so sorry your mom's death happened on your dad's birthday, and I'm sorry I didn't get in touch that day. I'm glad to see that things are going well otherwise, and wish I could give you a big hug!! Love you tons, and I'll try to be better about staying in touch!

AMY said...

Babs, you are such a great friend. You have lots going on -- it's hard to keep in touch with people who live so far away. Love you and miss you, too!

Lynetta Reid said...

I'm sorry about your mom's passing at such a young age. I'm glad you are finding a little humor in the fact that she passed on your dad's birthday. She would want it that way! ;)