Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Radiation, Tamoxifen, Zometa...oh my!

I went to Dr. Cavalcant's office on Monday for my monthly exam. He said my blood work looked great and all seems to be going well. (WHEW!). There is a small lump around the center of my scar and he believes it is just scar tissue (very good!). Dr. Cav thinks that 2010 is going to be a much better year for us...can I get a WOOT!? I then went into the chemo room to get my bag of Zometa (the bone builder). I don't know what it is about that room, but I STILL get nauseous when I go in there. My heart starts pounding and a small panic attack ensues. Anyway, I have noticed that the chemo room is much more crowded now than it was before. This makes me so sad that so many people are having to go through with this. After my 20 minute bag of Zometa I was happily on my way until next month.

This morning, I woke up and my hip was aching terribly. I actually needed to take some Tylenol for the pain. It has ached all day now and I am frankly quite tired of it. I am positive the pain is from the Zometa.

I am so horrible at remembering to take pills that I was concerned about the Tamoxifen. I can tell you that I haven't forgotten any of those "lifesaving" pills. I am quite proud of myself. The Tamoxifen hasn't been too bad actually. I half expected to be thrown into menopause, but all has been well. I haven't even had hot flashes (yay!)

Radiation is starting to get on my nerves. I am tired of getting up early everyday to go in. I realize it is a necessary item, but it is also a daily reminder of cancer. I have been feeling so good that I can't believe I still have cancer...even if it is in remission. Which means that I will always have cancer, it just isn't growing right now :)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Well Hello!

Well Hello everyone! I haven't posted in awhile, life has been very busy. I have been blessed with some pretty awesome friends and acquaintances. The Turkey Waddle was amazing and I thank everyone who helped out. The Sapp family Christmas was also wonderful. The kids had an amazing time and enjoyed every minute of it.

As for the state of things now, I am currently in remission. Even so, I go to radiation every day, take tamoxifen everyday and then get a bag of Zometa once a month. The zometa is supposed to help strengthen my bones. Radiation is just driving me crazy. It is actually a very non-eventful appointment, I am just tired of getting up and going everyday. It is a constant reminder of the issue and I feel so great and normal that I don't want to be reminded of it. I have 17 more appointments.

As I have told everyone, cancer was soooooo 2009! 2010 is going to be awesome. :)