Last Thursday I was able to remove my last surgical drain. It’s been so nice to be free of tubes particularly when sleeping!
On Monday I met with the physical therapist for the first time to measure my arms and examine my range of motion in my arms. I still have movement restrictions from Dr. Selber (the plastic surgeon) as my wounds are still healing. I can’t lift or pull more than 5lbs or move my arms above my chest. I can’t wait until I’m cleared to begin work to regain my range of motion!
Yesterday I met with Dr. Lopez who specializes in integrative medicine. We reviewed my diet, exercise, mental health, sleep and discussed techniques to improve my overall health. It was very informative and interesting. I hope to take a class on mediation at MD Anderson while I’m in Houston.
Today I meet with the plastic surgeon again. I am hoping he begins to switch my implants to silicone. Right now my expanders have air in them but he’ll switch to silicone as soon as my wounds are healed. Fingers crossed!!
I’m ready to get my recovery behind me so I can return to my family, home, life and work in DC!
One of the most joyful things that happened this week was a visit from my dear friend Holly. She drove down from Dallas to spend a few days with me. Having dinner with Katie and Holly was so fun and made me feel like a young college girl again!! ❤️
Thank you for your continued prayers and positive thoughts for my complete healing!
Jan, Christos and Jacob