Hi Mollz - well done for not needing any further treatment. I had my RH beginning of September and was fortunate to not have had any problems with lymphodema. I had been advised to walk daily by physio and gradually increased from 10 minutes to 20 minutes and then by fourth week a mile. I must say I have had my legs waxed as did not realise you shouldn't, but so far not had any reaction. Physio gave me booklet and told me about doing regular pelvic and abdominal exercises. I am able to do most things, but am still careful about hoovering, lifting shopping bags and walking the dog.
Am just starting my chemoradiation Monday 8th as I was a 2a2 and there may be risk of recurrence.
I think positive thinking is the best medicine. I don't think any of us really forget the daily "cancer gremlins" - thoughts which come into our heads. I think best way is to be as positive as possible and do things such as exercise classes with friends etc. I have been off work since September so am enjoying being away from work stress and last week did a Xmas cake (never have time to do one normally and taken up knitting. Do volunteering for our local dog rescue and keep busy. Having said that, you do need to rest as well. Have also been on 3 short holidays, Lake District with partner, visit to friends in Cheshire and with Mum to Eastbourne for a "turkey and tinsel" break!!!
I do sometimes think "why me" and "what did I do wrong" but know this is illogical. I have been feeling "on a high" recently, but know that when I start the daliy drive to the hospital for treament, it will probably hit me more. I wish oncologists did not have such a serious look on their faces - makes me worse (though she felt my future prospects were "very good").
Keep a good balance of doing things you enjoy doing and resting.