Looking into the Future

Tom and I met with the oncologist today.  I have been really anxious about this appointment – not sure why since it was just a checkup.  I’m glad it’s over. 🙂

So looking into the future…

The pill I thought I was going to take for 10 years, I will be taking the rest of my life because the cancer has already spread once.  He said we could talk about it again in 10 years, but wasn’t in favor of stopping it.

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A Pill A Day for 10 Years

Yay!  I get to take a pill a day for the next 10 years.

It’s a tiny little white pill (Arimidex) but it should stop the adrenal gland from producing estrogen, which feeds the type of cancer I have.

The list of possible side effects is horrible.  So I’ve decided to not think about them.  This is my third day taking it and so far so good.  (Although I have no idea when the side effects would kick in, if they did.)  My body has responded better than expected to every single treatment so far, so I’m just going to plan it will respond the same with this pill until I have reason to think otherwise.

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