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10 Minute a Day Streak---Days 12 & 13 of 100: Done!
Tuesday, March 11, 2014      19 comments

Day 12: 35 minute walk (1.75 miles) ; 60 minute stretch class; 15 min PT exercises Day 13: 30 minute aerobic class (walkfit); 60 min. ballroom dance class; 15 min PT It was 75 degrees here today at 5pm. Awesome weather. We had a wonde... Read more
10 Minute a Day Streak---Day 11 of 100: Done!
Sunday, March 09, 2014      20 comments

Day 11--- 25 min walk (1.5 miles) and 15 min PT stretching Today is a beautiful early spring day here on the plateau in Tennessee. I noticed trees with buds on them...wonderful to see. Loving this quiet, peaceful Sunday with the su... Read more
10 Minute a Day Streak---Days 9 & 10 of 100: Done!
Saturday, March 08, 2014      20 comments

Day 9: 10 min on elliptical; 23 min walk; 15 min stretching/pt Day 10: 15 min on elliptical; 17 min walk; 15 min stretching/pt I'm 10% of the way done on my streak! Vanderbilt had given me several nice cloth chemo caps/scarves in a... Read more
10 Minute a Day Streak---Days 7 & 8 of 100: Done!
Thursday, March 06, 2014      25 comments

Day 7: 10 minutes on Elliptical: 10 minutes of stretching Day 8: 20 minutes on Elliptical; 70 minutes stretching Whoo Hoo! One week of streak done! Yesterday, day 7, was a long day in Nashville going to see three different doctor... Read more
10 Minute a Day Streak---Day 6 of 100: Done!
Tuesday, March 04, 2014      20 comments

Today I did 10 minutes on the elliptical this morning and we went to our one hour ballroom dance class this afternoon. I wish I had asked hubby to take a picture of me dressed up for the class today. It all started with me needing to fin... Read more
10 Minute a Day Streak---Day 5 of 100: Done!
Monday, March 03, 2014      22 comments

Today I did 15 minutes on the elliptical and also went to a one hour stretch class at my fitness center. I had been on a "medical leave" from my fitness center for the past two months. It was so nice to be back. The stretch class is very gent... Read more
10 Minute a Day Streak---Day 4 of 100: Done!
Sunday, March 02, 2014      21 comments

I did at least 10 aerobic exercise today. The streak continues! Day 4: Elliptical trainer: 12 min. emoticon... Read more
10 Minute a Day Streak---Day 3 of 100: Done!
Saturday, March 01, 2014      16 comments

Quick blog to say I did at least 10 aerobic exercise today. The streak continues! Day 3: Elliptical trainer: 12 min. I know I have been very inactive, particularly since the first of December when I started what I call "the hard che... Read more
10 Minute a Day Streak---Day 2 of 100: Done!
Friday, February 28, 2014      22 comments

Last night, I got 6 hours of solid sleep. It doesn't sound like a lot, but I think it's the most sleep (and the most restful sleep) I have had since my surgery. I woke up feeling refreshed! Today, I did 11 minutes on the elliptical before... Read more
10 minutes - Day 1 (of 100)
Thursday, February 27, 2014      66 comments

Now that I have my drains out and bandages off, I really need to get back on the wagon with consistent exercise. I've decided to commit to a minimum of 10 minutes a day of aerobic exercise (getting my HR up to at least 70% of max.) for 100 days... Read more
No More Drains...or other instruments of torture!
Wednesday, February 26, 2014      25 comments

I'm two weeks post op and I got my last drain out today! Hooray!!!! This last drain was really hurting the whole two weeks while it was in there. It can sometimes hurt when the drain get pulled out, but I didn't even feel it as the nurse ... Read more
Baby Eyelashes!!!
Monday, February 24, 2014      34 comments

I had my first sighting of signs of hair coming back this morning. Hundreds of very tiny white baby eyelashes have suddenly appeared! I saw them this morning under the bright light of my magnifying make-up mirror. I'm so excited!!!! It's... Read more
2 drains out...one to go
Sunday, February 23, 2014      21 comments

10 days post-op. Lots of underarm pain last night from lymph node dissection. Keeping arm elevated and typing with one hand today. I'll write a longer blog later...I just want to not overdo things with left arm right now. hugs, Kay... Read more
Drains, drains, go away!!!
Wednesday, February 19, 2014      30 comments

Today, I'm six days post op from having breast surgery and my lymph nodes removed under one arm. I have three drains that are sewn into me and I have to wear a very tight surgical bra 24 hours a day that is a form of torture in itself. Betwee... Read more

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