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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: January 14, 2018, 12:39:38 AM »
SCFSue   The radiologist also agreed on no radiation because of the size of the tumor & my age . He asked me how old my Mom was when she passed & told me of what value radiation would be to me .  It would offer very little to my life & he said it would not cause my death .  I told him I thought I would die of respiratory problems . I have asthma & COPD & one lung is pinched by my ribs from a childhood fall . Yes , my doctor knows my body very well & has kept me going through many respiratory episodes .

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: January 12, 2018, 06:14:05 PM »
I saw my primary doctor this morning , he says I'm okay . I told him of my choice concerning my cancer treatment & he said I made a good choice that radiation burns the skin & could do harm to my lungs .  He has me taking a probiotic & Milk Thistle for my stomach because of all the meds &'m taking & for my liver .  I told him I'm waiting on the PET scan because of my cough , he agreed . I see him again in February . He has seen me through so many lung issues .

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: January 11, 2018, 11:27:11 PM »
Thank you all for the anniversary wishes .  We went to a casino & had lunch & played a bit .  In the evening we had dinner with our oldest son & wife & our youngest son at an italian restaurant . My taste buds are still off from the illness , didn't have much of an appetite .
Talked with another son who lives nearby but they didn't join us . Earlier this week his father in law for whom our son was his care giver had passed . A daughter & another son live too far to join us .
I getting better , coughing less too .

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: January 10, 2018, 05:11:12 PM »
I coughed a lot last night but slept off & on .  The shot & meds are working ! I even felt well enough to go to crochet class which started today , I had registered & paid for it online . Its through the adult education connected with the public school system .  I  really missed going to it .
Yes , my husband does help with household chores whether or not I'm  under the weather . He says he can always tell when I'm feeling better , as he puts it " I get feisty ."
Tomorrow is our 60th anniversary , our oldest son & wife & our youngest son are taking us out to dinner . Another son lives nearby but he & his wife won't be joining us , they live with her 95 year old father & son is his care giver . I told hubby I would like for the two of us to do some thing together , he was thinking about us going to a small local indian casino & I really like the idea . They have a no smoking section & there won't be very many people there during the time we will be there .

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: January 10, 2018, 12:03:50 AM »
I have had a respiratory bug off & on since November , it didn't seem to be getting better so my husband took me to Urgent Care . I had a chest x ray which showed there was fluid in one lung . I am prone to lung problems & get pneumonia very easily . The dr. didn't say it was pneumonia  but called it "an unknown organism". I got 2 prescriptions & an anti biotic shot . I will see my primary dr. on Friday .

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: January 07, 2018, 09:22:13 AM »
In the past few days I have had itching & blistering  on the sides of my hands .  The breast cancer dr. started me on Anastrozole about a month ago . I would think if its a reaction it would have come sooner .

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: January 05, 2018, 05:26:50 PM »

Alpiner, I'm glad you've told your daughter.  I don't know how old she might be, but knowing you have cancer, it is important for her to start getting mammograms.  How old is she?

She is 57 .

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: January 04, 2018, 02:31:44 PM »
A burden has been lifted , I told our daughter of my cancer .  In an email my husband mentioned to her of the appt. I had on Tuesday & she asked me about it . So I called her this morning & told her step by step what has been happening . I also told her I hesitated to tell her because I didn't want to upset her . She was a little teary eyed ( I could hear her on the phone ) .  I told her what the dr.s have told me & how I'm going to continue to have mammograms & keep up on it .  I encouraged her to also have a mammogram & she said she has been thinking she should .

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: January 03, 2018, 12:16:04 PM »
On the CT scan , I'm waiting for them to call .

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: January 03, 2018, 12:23:08 AM »
I went to the radiologist appt. this afternoon . I chose not to have radiation  the dr. said I probably would not die of breast cancer .  I will continue to have the mammograms & they will keep check on it .
How ever in the breast cancer MRI I had they found a spot on my liver . The dr. said he doubts it is cancer but he ordered a CT scan to find what it is .  I rarely drink .
My husband knew I was worried & he said " you are not alone ,we are in this together ."

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: January 02, 2018, 03:04:50 PM »
mary z
I thought I put the post here , I have been looking for it .

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: December 29, 2017, 10:18:57 PM »
Have you had a bone density x ray ?  Is the entire body x rayed ?  How long does it take ?

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: December 26, 2017, 10:04:54 PM »
I saw my current breast cancer dr. today , she wanted to check on how I was doing on a medication I take once a day ( I have forgotten its name) . No problem with it , Next appt. with her in March . I have the bone density x ray on January 5 .

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: December 23, 2017, 12:06:24 AM »
No news .  I'm suppose to get a call about the bone density x ray , doubt I will get a call until next week . I see the dr. the day after Christmas so she will probably have some answers .

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: December 22, 2017, 05:18:49 PM »
I'm much better after the 2nd bout with the flu . I see the dr. the day after Christmas & will be having a bone density x ray soon , I'm waiting for a call .
Hubby took great care of me & is happy I have resumed my regular activities . I cooked dinner last night & hubby said it was the best meal he has had in 2 weeks .

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: December 16, 2017, 07:47:49 PM »
Jane are you doing?  Has radiation started yet or are you still battling with them to get an appt set up?
I'm still waiting for a call but not pushing it because I have the flu . I have a appt. with the dr. who has taken over the day after Christmas .
My husband has taken over housekeeping & cooking .  For a few days I wasn't eating much , now I don't get much sleep , too much coughing .

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: December 08, 2017, 10:22:21 PM »
With all the fires in the area the power company cut our power yesterday  . Son brought his generator for us to use & it was only on a few minutes & the power came on ! The power was offf from 7:00 a.m. yesterday until this afternoon .

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: December 06, 2017, 12:53:48 PM »
Finally I reached someone to find out what is going on . The breast cancer dr. wanted me to see the chemo dr. (which I did & don't need chemo ) but she passed me on to a radiation/medical dr. This last dr. just sent in the request to the insurance !   I told the person I talked with I was getting upset & this has been going on since last week . She said she will keep on top of it & call me as soon as she gets word .

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: December 05, 2017, 07:52:56 PM »
I called the dr.early this morning & left a message on the answering machine . No call back & its 4:50 pm.  That makes 2 days of calling & no call back . I'm calling again tomorrow & will tell them this is the 3rd day I have called .  I'm calling the breast cancer dr. & will let her know if  I don't get a call back . I would drive down there but its 35 miles !!

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: December 04, 2017, 07:43:57 PM »
I called the radiologist office this morning & got an answering machine , I left my name , number & message & have been waiting all day for a call back . Its 4:43 p.m. so I doubt they will call today . Tomorrow I'm calling again .

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: December 01, 2017, 07:15:51 PM »
I called the raidiologist's  office again this afternoon & a recording came on saying I didn't need a 1-before the number , so I tried it without the 1 & got a buzzing noise .  Finally I tried again to enter a 1 before the number & I got through !!??   Then I was told the person I needed to talk with was away from her desk & a message would be left for her to call me . She didn't so I called back .  She said they had called the breast dr. & requested a referral & had not gotten a call back . So I called the breast dr.  & they are going to fax my referral & medical records .  Its getting late here so I will call the radiologist's office on Monday . 

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: November 30, 2017, 10:27:20 PM »
I  called the same number last week & got the office . I also checked the number online , it is the same number .

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: November 30, 2017, 05:32:07 PM »
I'm still trying to contact the radiologist , I have been calling all day & get a buzzing sound . Hubby says its the noise a fax machine makes . Its the only number I have for him . Will try again tomorrow .

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: November 29, 2017, 12:24:09 PM »
Anastrozole is generic for Arimidex .  I got to a hospital for treatment & it is 35 miles each way . Hoping I don't need radiation , even though its a quick procedure .

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: November 29, 2017, 09:43:59 AM »
There is no direct family history of cancer .  A cousin had it , also her father but our mothers were sisters . So no direct link to me . My 1/2 sister had it but we had different mothers . Brother had throat cancer & lung cancer but he was a smoker & was in a terrible fire . I have never smoked .

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: November 28, 2017, 10:22:44 PM »
I saw the oncologist this afternoon & I won't have chemo . My cancer is estrogen related . I started taking hormone therapy about 32 years ago , then there was a hormone therapy scare & I contacted the doctor & stopped taking it .  The hormone therapy may have caused the cancer .
The oncologist prescribed Anastrozole , 1 a day . I will be going back to see her every 4 months .
Now just hope the radiologist calls to set up an appt .

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: November 28, 2017, 01:39:15 PM »
SCFSue    I had the surgery November 9 , the appt. today is with an oncologist , the breast doctor wants an opinion about if I need chemo .  Breast cancer doctor doesn't think so .

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: November 27, 2017, 05:53:25 PM »
I finally got a call from one of the doctors my breast cancer doctor wanted me to see & I have an appt. with an oncologist tomorrow at 12:30pm.  The breast cancer doctor wanted a second opinion as what to do next . Still waiting on the radiologist to call . It would be nice if they were both on the same day because they are both 35 miles away .

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: November 21, 2017, 03:07:41 PM »
I got a call back from the the dr. I left a message with . They had no referral from the breast dr. & will call her office today .

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: November 20, 2017, 05:29:42 PM »
I called the two drs. this afternoon . The first one said they had not gotten a referral & asked for the
breast cancer dr.'s phone number & they would call me back . They called back & was told they are waiting for word from my insurance .  The I called the second number & reached an answering machine & was told to leave my information , name & phone number & they would call back . 

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