Another thing I did this weekend was go to St. Vincent to an informational meeting about how to avoid lymphedema (swelling of the arm after a lymphnode dissection). The meeting was very educational. I learned that I have to stay at a healthy weight, wear a fitted sleeve on airplaines, and not get my blood pressure taken in that arm. I also learned that any cut or scrape on my left arm can very quickly become infected because the lack of lymphnodes. The meeting was great. Getting to the meeting/coming home was a different story. The vicodine makes car rides VERY unpleasant. For future reference, if you sometimes feel car sick do not ride in a car and take vicodine at the same time. I decided to deal with a little more pain today so that I didn't have that problem.
Overall I am feeling better each day. Hopefully this coming week I will be sleeping less and doing much more.
Thank you so much for the thoughts and prayers!
I hope that you all have a wonderful week!!