Additionally, I had my first post-surgery, post-chemo mammogram of my right breast on Monday and it was given the all clear. I didn't even need any additional macro-views taken (which is really excellent because those macro views HURT). I have a breast MRI next week to make sure everything is still looking cancer free (because mammograms are not the best diagnostic tool for those with dense breast tissue, ie, young women) but I'm assuming everything will go well there also.
Now that I'm done with chemo (and the accompanying steroids which make me craze sugary foods like crazy) I've decided it's time to buckle down and get back into shape! I (begrudgingly) welcomed Jillian Michaels back into my life this week.
I've lost pretty much all the strength that I had prior to starting chemo and luckily these workouts are short enough that I can get through them without passing out. However, I kind of hate Jillian and want to scream at her when she tries to encourage me through the television.
I'm also really determined to get my running endurance back, though it's looking fairly bleak right now. Yesterday 5 minutes was all it took to completely take my breath away, though I plan to keep it up at least twice a week.
And not to mention yoga! There will be lots of yoga in my future as well. Let's just say the theme of my next three months will be fitness, fitness, fitness. (Not to mention radiation, radiation, radiation).