2007 Breast Cancer 3 Day

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Haven't I Said This All Before?

Yesterday I went to see Dr. H. He is about as pleasant as a rock. I know I have complained about him before, but I feel like medically he is fine. It is his bedside manner that is lacking. I always come away feeling like the bad guy--like I've been scolded by a parent. I'm debating on changing doctors.

As far as the update, well life is pretty much the same. I am now taking toremifine (brand name: Fareston). I have been on it about 3 weeks and so far I'm handling it ok. I do have a few of the same symptoms: tightness in my hands, body aches, lethargy. All of these symptoms are manageable right now though.

I asked the doctor what would be the plan if this medication doesn't work for me, and basically there isn't one. I'm down to the wire. There aren't other drugs (with proven results) that I can take. He actually said he would be scared for me not to be on any medication. Boy, that is comforting. So it all comes down to this little pill.

Oh and my bone scan was perfectly clean--Yay, no mets!!

So I'm not sure how I'm feeling about all of this. I don't like being on this medication, but if the side effects are tolerable I don't really have a choice. As always, I'll keep you posted as developments arise!


  1. Sorry - I deleted my comment - I was going to amend it / add to it ... I was thinking about you and found your website online. At first I was thinking you were battling your cancer again - You're not, right? Are you on medication to stay in remission? Sorry - I am confused :)

    My thoughts and prayers are with you! And your family!! (you look beautiful by the way!!)

    Brandy Winner

  2. Hi Brandy,
    No, I am not battling cancer again. I am on "maintenance" medicine indefinitely. I've struggled for the last year trying to find one that doesn't have horribe side effects. I think this one is going to do the trick.

    Thanks for your sweet words. I appreciate your continued prayers.