So sorry for the long over due post but the last two weeks have brought a lot of change into my life. So where to start...
I saw my oncologist Dr. Graham on January 9th. I had lab work done, an exam and we discussed the new studies published in regards to pre-menopausal women taking Lupron injections once a month and switching the tamoxifen to exemestane. My oncologist puts me in the high risk category as I had an aggressive fast growing tumor that was estrogen positive during pregnant under the age of 30. She advised the odds of preventing a reoccurance are better with a drug combo that essential stops the production of estrogen versus blocking the production of estrogen.
In addition to all of this Harkin contracted RSV and was in the ER on January 1 with a fever and breathing distress. She needed a very high dose of motrin to get her fever down and then they needed to do suction to clear her airways. Yesterday my husband went to the doctor because he was not feeling well and the doctor told him he had pneumonia mostly likely RSV based pneumonia that eh contracted from Harkin. So he is quarantined and down and out for the next few days. I brought the kids to the doctor last night to see how their lungs were and good news both clear bad news Harkin has a double ear infection :( Poor Hubby and poor Harkin.
My energy level is still not great and I am attempting to try and get back into the swing of the gym and eating right. Since starting tamoxifen in September I have put on 7 pounds. It might not seem like that much with the holidays and all but these things start slow and then spiral out of control. One of the side effects of all of these medication is weight gain :( I am trying to eat better but I am often cranky and tired so comfort food items are what I turn to. I have made a commitment to cut sugar out of my coffee and to eat more veggies and salads. So far so good this week :)
So onto a few positive things:
- My hair is growing like a weed :)
- I got a new tattoo with one of my best friends in the world.
- I am working on body image in 2015 and my expander implant swap will most likely take place in April :)
- I am finally adjusting to getting back to work