Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Things we take for granted...

Sometimes it is the smallest things. Do you know what LYMPH NODES are? I had heard of them. I knew the Dr always checked them when you go for you appointments. I guess I just took them for granted. They do so much for the body. My LN were removed on my left axilla. Which is under my arm on the same side of the cancer. I hope you are tracking. Anyway anytime you hurt your arm or exercise or do something that causes stress the LN know what to do. How can these little tiny things do so much??? Well now I know. My left arm is in so much pain. My two arms that belong to me don't match. It really looks like two different peoples arm. I am not sure that it ever gets better. It is hard to wear clothes because it is too tight. It looks terrible in a short sleeve top. It is just plain painful. So today be thankful for those little LN in your body. They are working hard to keep the Lymph fluid run thorough your body. I miss mine:( BUT I am thankful for what I do have and don't take any of it for granted.

fighting like a girl

Pray for Savannah she is sick family member #2 Mike is #1


Carrie said...

:( My mom struggled with that too. It's hard to fathom that ANY one tiny part of our bodies can do so much, but each piece has its purpose. Thankfully we can function without some of them! ...even if it is difficult.

My thoughts are still with you, dear. Keep on fighting. :)

The Patterson 5 said...

I hope Mike and Savannah feel better soon. I hope the swelling goes down in your arm. They told my mom about that too and so far she has not had too much trouble. She like you is thankful. Praying for you and your family!

Semper Wifey said...

Thanks for stopping by my site. You are one tough gal!

Anonymous said...

Hope Mike and Savannah are feeling better and that the rest of you don't get sick. Great chatting with you this evening. You are an amazing lady with so much determination. You give so much of yourself to others. Still sending those prayers up and for your new friend who is undergoing treatments. Love to you all. Yvonne

Edie said...

I never knew that about LN. I hope Savannah is feeling better.

Have a great weekend!