Days & Nights Are Upside Down

11 Feb

I am still trying to turn my days back into days and my nights back into nights. Although I have been off of the Tamoxifen since Sunday night (it is now Wednesday) night, I am still having trouble with sleep getting to sleep, staying asleep – sleeping at all in fact. So, I hope that tonight will be a better night for me. Especially since tomorrow is another Herceptin Treatment. These knock me out pretty good – I get extremely tired and then usually spend the weekend feeling like I have the flu (aches, fevers – that kind of stuff). But, here’s to hoping the treatment does not cause these side effects this time around.

Either way, I will get through it.

I feel good about the fact that my oncologist at UCLA is so responsive – I called with complaints of the side effects I have from the tamoxifen and she immediately said to stop taking it for two weeks and to have me come in after the two weeks (have an appointment already) and then we will discuss other options than Tamoxifen – or the possibility of resuming Tamoxifen with the assumption that my body will eventually adjust to it.

I know that she wants to have me off of the drug to make certain that the side effects that I have been having (dizziness, nausea, unusual pains etc.) are from the drug and not from some other cause.

So, that is good. I am pretty confident that the side effects are in fact from the drug. i hope so. If not, then it is a battery of other tests – one which  I can not even have yet – a Brain MRI. So say some prayers for me on that. I am keeping my fingers crossed that all of the side effects cease (most have diminished significanyly since I have stopped taking the drug).  Well, wish me luck for tomorrow’s treatment!

Lisa

2 Responses to “Days & Nights Are Upside Down”

  1. Sandy February 11, 2010 at 10:30 PM #

    I’m so happy that you’re finally getting good medical care! Hang in there.

    Love,
    Sandy

    • cancerfree2b February 12, 2010 at 7:20 AM #

      Me too!!! Thank you Sandy, I hope you have a great weekend – and Happy Valentine’s Day to you and Michael.

      Love,
      Lisa

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