Hi fellow strong, beautiful cancer survivors...I'm creating a post to ask for help...I'm on Zoladex and Tamoxifen (have been for about 3 months) and feel absolutely exhausted. I'm not sure if it's from the drugs or perhaps the cold that I can't seem to get rid of. And I can't help but wonder if the cancer's back because I'm so tired. Did anyone else have this absolute exhausted feeling from the drugs and if so what did you do about it?
I can't imagine feeling this tired for the next 5 years so am hoping it goes away!
Just a quick update: Had another appointment with the plastic surgeon today and he feels confident they may be able to do my entire reconstruction in one surgery....rather than having to insert the tissue expanders first and implants later. But they won't know for sure until they're actually in surgery. It all depends on how my body looks after the masectomy. To be honest, it doesn't really matter to me whether it's one surgery or two. Obviously one is ideal but I just want the best outcome. And I feel confident that's what he wants to.
We had an appointment last week with my surgeon. Just when I thought I was starting to wrap my head around this whole cancer thing, I have more options now to consider!
I was hoping to find out whether or not I need chemo, but unfortunately that decision is up to the doctor that I meet with on Wednesday. However, my surgeon did say that results indicate chemo is rather ineffective on my kind of breast cancer (stage 1), so I took from that statement that hopefully the answer will be no to chemo. But we'll find out next week....patience, more patience.
I had an appointment this morning with the radiation oncologist to discuss future treatment. I definitely need 4 weeks of radiation which will be every day (Mon- Fri). I am still waiting for an appointment with the chemotherapy doctors to determine whether I need any chemo. If I do, it will be for 3 months and having injections every 3 weeks. If there's one thing I'm learning through this process, it's patience.