Tuesday – I drove to town to an Art Therapy session with Mary Brownlow http://www.compassion.org.nz/centres/arttherapy.htm through the Cancer Society http://www.cancernz.org.nz/divisions/wellington/our-services/. Her sessions are held at the Home of Compassion in Island Bay, a place I find inspiring. We did an art session on planning for my future post-chemo.
In the afternoon, I went to a Pink Pilates http://www.pinkpilates.co.nz/ session. Pink Pilates is subsidised one on one pilates for those going through cancer. I have three subsidised sessions available and this was my first session. Apparently, my tummy muscles aren’t too bad post-surgery so that was good to know. It is nice to do some targeted exercise as Pink Pilates team are experts in pilates for breast cancer patients.
Wednesday – I caught up with a couple of friends and then went to see a movie, The Orator http://theoratorfilm.co.nz/. It was truly a wonderful movie full of amazing cinematography and I learned a lot about Samoan culture.
Thursday – after so much activity this week, I crashed. I did not have the energy to do much more than watch a DVD and do a suduko. I did manage a 15 minute walk at the end of the day. I listened to my body and got the rest I needed as by the evening, I was feeling a lot better. N.B. I can’t imagine how tired I would be if I was working; I was so exhausted just from doing fun things.
Friday/Saturday – just normal days.
Sunday/Monday – I’m at a cancer retreat. Yay. More about this next week.
I have had all the normal aches and pains this week but have got things more or less controlled thanks to my excellent Oncology Nurse and lots of rest and good food. However, the elusive good night’s sleep is still tricky to find. I have the third chemo this Thursday and then I’ll be ¾ though my chemo. 🙂