Claire’s Story

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Journal entry by Claire Roder

Hello all! I hope this post finds you all well and already enjoying the start of summer.

My surgery and recovery are going as planned. I had a few painful days, but at this point I don't even need ibuprofen--it is kind of amazing, actually. My activity is really restricted, so I am trying to move slow and sit around as much as I can, but it is hard when I feel really good. I will take one more week of sitting around and then get back to work on July 1. My doc said in about 6 weeks I may be able to get back to some of my exercising, but she is going to move quite slow on that, and that's okay by me. I keep telling myself this is the last time I am going to have to recover my chest, so that helps me play by her rules and know that normalcy lies ahead.

As far as the look of everything, I am really liking it. I don't think I realized how much the implants I had really did bother me, and they never really felt like me. Now, I am just me, and that feels pretty good. I feel like this is how everything was supposed to go for me, and I feel a sense of calm about this whole cancer experience. Though I know things will pop up from time to time because that's the life of a cancer patient, I am taking a large sigh of relief today. 

Thank you all for the support, the meals, the calls, texts, emails, and visits. Kyle and I are very appreciative. What would we do without you? We'd be freaking out of our minds crazy--that's what! Much love to you all. Have a wonderful weekend.  
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