Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Still waiting for M

Had my second study shot today (triptorelin). Still not feeling anything. I guess I should be happy, but I think that means it's not working. I asked the study nurse, and she said most of the women on the study are already in "chemo-pause", so they already have their ovaries suppressed. I'm the first one she's had who isn't already there. Great.

Also, I found out today that I have to start the Tamoxifen soon. Tamoxifen is a medication that has been proven to reduce recurrence of breast cancer, but it has a few troubling side effects, most of which sounds a lot like menopause: hot flashes, night sweats, etc. So between the triptorelin and the Tamoxifen, menopause should be coming soon. Yippee.

In other news, I had my first chiropractor visit today, ever. It was very interesting. My back has been bothering me for a number of days, the pain even waking me up at night, so I decided to seek treatment. Treatment was strange, and much more physical than I expected. But I do feel somewhat better. Here's an interesting explanation of a subluxation, and I love the moving graphic!

Tomorrow, on to the dentist. How many health care providers does it take...?

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