Tuesday, September 23, 2008


I had my first outing on Monday since my surgery. Todd and I did some grocery shopping at Whole Foods. It was great to get out of the house for a bit. Tuesday, we went to my doctor's appointment and then to Fry's. Being out of the house is nice, but irritating. I can't walk fast due to the tenderness of my incisions. If I were able to wear a bra it would be better, but my left side is WAY to tender for that. Anyway, it is irritating that I can't walk real fast and people stare at me. The grocery store greeter guy asked me if I wanted one of those go-cart shopping carts. Ugh! I can't wait until I am able to walk, run and play volleyball again. Everyday gets better, but I am getting anxious.

Well, my doctor's appointment went well. It was with my Oncologist. He said that my incisions look great and my bloodwork came back normal. I am still on lifting restrictions of no more than 5lbs and no strenuous activity. I am on schedule to begin my treatment in October. I have an appointment on Tuesday, October 7th to begin. I'm nervous, but also looking forward to beginning the treatment. I'm nervous as side effects vary by person, so hopefully I will tolerate the drug as well as my doctor's expect. I'm axious to begin as the sooner I can start boosting my immune system to help my body fight and kill any cancer cells remaining in my body the better.

I have continued and will continue a better diet to help my body fight. Many of you have asked about my "diet". Well, basically I have cut out all processed foods and I am eating only organic foods. I am eating food that act as medicine in the body, such as green vegetables and have cut out foods that have a negative effect such as dairy, pasta and the vegetables and fruit that are high in sugar. To go into detail would require another post, so I'll go into detail some other time. This new way of living has been challenging, however, I am moving forward with positive thinking. I try to not think about what I can't have, but rather what I can because this "diet" is what is best for me. I am going to do what is necessary to fight my cancer and if that means giving up some foods so be it. There are more important things that I need to focus on.


Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you made it out of the house. Keep up the good work! Before you know it, you will be back on the volleyball court! :-)

Anonymous said...

Hey Tina! I am so glad that you are feeling well enough to leave the house. I know how it feels not being able to lift or walk due to my last c-section but it will come in time. We are all thinking about you and hop[e to see you very soon!

Love Amy, Parker and Alexis