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Apr 07

Look Ma, 2 hands!

I just took a shower and washed my hair using BOTH my arms!!! Why am I telling you this? Because it’s been 3 weeks and 3 days since my double-mastectomy, and my left arm (the side where the sentinel node was removed) is still pretty much non-functioning. So lifting my arm above my head is a HUGE step forward. And how did I do this and why should you care? Because I figured it out on the internet! 

I have been reading tons of other women’s stories, and lots and lots of cancer-support forums. And somewhere in there, I read that you can move your arm/elbow forward and back before you can move it sideways away from your body. And sure enough, I was able to lift my arm pretty much all the way up forward and thus reach the top of my head to wash my hair. So if you are sitting in the equivalent of your blue chair at 2 o’clock in the morning wondering when your arms are ever going to move again, there you go, you are not crazy and I hope I saved you a little bit of time searching. 

In fashion news. i believe I am setting a new record for most consecutive days wearing legging-as-pants. The needle on the Schlumpometer seems stuck in that position.