It’s been a while since I’ve written, which I guess is a good thing. I’m talking into my phone while I’m walking on the treadmill, so I apologize in advance if this post is a bit random. 🙂(more…)
Well….on Day 5 of Tamoxifen, I have SEVERE bone pain and was super weepy…that silly crying for no reason and wishing the cancer had just taken my life so I didn’t have to deal with these pills and stupid side effects. I couldn’t sleep and finally took Tramadol just to get through the next day (which I hate to do because of the side effects from that medicine.) I only had to take it twice, but it’s taken my body about a week to get back to normal from just those 2 Tramadol pills. But I am thankful they helped so I could get out of bed.
I messaged my Primary Care Dr. and we chatted about the mild bone pain I have had off and on all the time since cancer treatment, on a hormone blocking pill or not. The hormone blocking pills and the Tamoxifen just seem to make it a million times worse, and hard to function and do anything. We decided to try the high dose of vitamin D again, as that did help. So for now, no Tamoxifen until we see if the Vitamin D2 helps. My oncologist said there is another pill I can try, but I think I’ll give the Tamoxifen another chance after Christmas.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Between the girls and I, I have been to 16, yes 16, medical appointments this month! I’m done with October!
I am happy to say I am currently not on any medication! It’s a nice break. I know I will be going back on a new hormone blocking pill in early November, but for now, I’m am thankful to just be taking vitamins! (more…)
Quick post today….my infusion was a bit of an adventure. My veins were very uncooperative. The nurses in the infusion center are AMAZING!! I just adore them and they are so good at their job. But even with all their skill, it took 3 nurses and 5 attempts (5 pokes) to get a vein they could use for my blood draw and infusion. (more…)
I was happy to see a MyChart message this afternoon, and even happier after I read it.
“Good news, no sign of cancer. Just probably an old scar spot in the lung, unchanged.”
9 Dr. Appointments or scans in 5 weeks….yay! I just love it when I see all those appointments on my calendar….ummm….not really.
But seriously, here’s what’s coming up (or just happened)…
10/1 – Orthopedic surgeon (more…)
I’m writing this as I am on the treadmill, out of breath, talking into my phone.
But before I write anymore, can I just very nicely say that I am not looking for suggestions of things to do or try at this point. I am just being transparent on this journey. Thank you so much for understanding that.
I’ve been debating on whether or not to even write a post, but I keep coming back to the reasons I started this blog in the first place… Keeping friends and family up-to-date with my cancer journey, being transparent so others can know what it’s like to battle stage 4 breast cancer (as I know I had absolutely no idea before I started this journey), and letting others know that they are not alone on this journey. (more…)