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!


Racn4acure said...

Oh my gosh, you have enough going on! I hope you feel better soon. Looking forward to hearing about the fun things. Art

Elayne said...

Thanks Art!

Ronni Gordon said...

Hi Elayne,

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