Monday, November 29, 2010

Adding a "little spice"...

Once a month I head in to my doctors to receive my Faslodex injection which I did again today. Each time I go I swing by Starbucks on the way home and treat myself to a latte. Today I enjoyed one of my favorites... Pumpkin Spice latte!

Sunday, November 21, 2010


This Thanksgiving we will run in the the First Annual Minich Family & Friends 5k Turkey Trot! So far we have a good number of people signed up considering this will be the first year and with 2 weeks notice. I hope each year it will grow and the predicted cold weather does not keep people from coming.

We will meet in the Starbucks parking lot and we will Trot @ 8 AM. The 5k (3.1 miles) will take us through some beautiful country back roads heading towards the lake and back to Starbucks where all the frozen runners and walkers can enjoy a cup of coffee.
A great way to start your Thanksgiving Day, thankful for good health that allows us to do this and great friends & family to share the time with.


Monday, November 15, 2010

The Fall Flu and other health updates

It's Fall and Flu season. As I write this I have a nightstand full of medications and have gone through close to a whole box of tissues.
I started feeling bad Thursday and have been in bed all weekend. I think I am over the worst part now, have slept a lot and watched many movies. I did not get a flu shot this year. No particular reason. I am not convinced one way or the other on the flu shot. I did get it last year and had the flu anyways. I will say it did not seem as bad as this year.

The Flu was preceded by 2 UTI's which required 2 rounds of antibiotics and a message from my doctor that if I have another one I will need to see a urologist. I think it is a side effect from the Faslodex injections as they come after I recieve the shot and it is listed as a side effect. Next shot is at the end of November so I will see if it happens again.

 The migraine headaches have stopped and my nurse gave me some medication to try if they come back again. Hopefully not. With those under control my BP is also back to normal.
A much needed trip to the dentist revealed 2 cavities, which I had filled and 2 crowns that are needed. I have not made that apt. yet.

Besides the above mentioned I am doing pretty well. My next visit to the oncologist and round of tests will be in February. I continue with the hormone therapy, once a month faslodex injection, every 4 months Lupron injections and daily dose ( 4 pills) of Tykerb. I will admit all of this combined with the regular fatigue and side effects have been a bit tough to deal with lately and my visits to Dr.K, my psychologist have become more frequent again. Just thankful I have the option to see him when I need to.
I do not know how long I will stay on any or all of these treatments.If all goes well with my next set of tests I plan to ask Dr. A.
That's about it on the "medical" side of things. Next post will be on the more fun things in life!


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