One day at a time is the best way to deal with what you are going through. I can relate, I was diagnosed stage II invasive breast cancer 3 years ago and guess what?
I am starting nursing school
in January. You know, I would have never guessed that I would be where I am today. I took the diagnosis hard and I still have a hard time with it, but I have moved on. I, like you, had alot of questions about what I would be able to do after my surgery. Turns out, I can still do everthing I used to do, including mowing the lawn, working out, etc.
I was 36 y/o when I got my diagnosis. I had a bilateral modified radical mastectomy with breast reconstruction. I went through 6 months of chemo. It was A&C and Taxol. I never thought I would get through those 6 mos but I did and you will too.
If you want someone to talk to, please feel free to pm me. I will be happy to help you.