.....well, did it ever end?
No, I guess not.
Yesterday I saw my oncologist and he prescribed anastrozole for me, it's kind of a last resort for me. At our first meeting he was excited because my her 2+ cancer is quite receptive to Herceptin, but I can't take that. My ER receptors were negative on the biopsy, but on the pathology report (after surgery) it states that my progesterone receptor is a low positive (20%) so he wants to try that drug. As I looked at the side effects I see it says 'increased risk for heart attack or stroke'. I mentioned this to Kev and he suggested I speak to my cardiologist. I have not taken the pill and have a call in to the cardiologist. I am much more leery of side effects since I developed so many from the chemo.
What to do? What to do?
|my view today|
Today I saw the radiation doctor, for the 2nd time. We had a consultation in October, but that never worked out. It looks like I'll start treatments next week, for 33 sessions (sad face). Thank goodness I will be finished by mid April. I am going with Kev to a bowling tournament in Texas. I am not looking forward to radiation. It's unknown so I am a little scared.
I was fortunate enough to get a CT scan and 4 lovely, tiny tattoos. Everyone seems pretty nice, so I am sure I will survive.
This afternoon I made most of my phone calls.....have my list almost completed, waiting for call backs now.
I am attempting to make a decent dinner tonight: Spaghetti and homemade garlic rolls (low sodium). The rolls are big and they smell good. I plan to try one when I get them out of the oven. I don't cook every day, I wouldn't mind it as much if I didn't have to make special food for myself.
Tomorrow is 'hump day' and craft day on HSN.
I plan to watch, hope I don't buy anything!