Welcome to day 23 of the breast cancer diaries. Where do I begin? Let’s begin with the fact that I am not healing as well as the plastic surgeon would like and I have to go see him again next week. He may have to do another wound debridement, which is gross. However, if it’s necessary for my health what am I going to do.
I am slated to go back to school on March 30th but how can I work if I can’t raise my arms? I won’t even be able to write on the board! I also am not supposed to be lifting things. Find me a teacher that goes in our out of school carrying nothing. I dare you.
I’m also having panic attacks left and right and I don’t know why, but that’s on me. There are things I can do to get through them and I will, but right now it’s just another thing I’m dealing with.
The sad part about all of this is the doctor won’t even schedule my reconstruction surgery until I’m healed for 3 months. The recovery time for the reconstruction surgery is 6-8 weeks, which gives me a limited time over the summer to get it done. I can’t miss more school time. I mean school is being great, but I don’t want to be the person that is taking advantage.