Last Tuesday we had a lovely taster of spring warmth and sunshine and I so am ready to breathe in nature waking up from winter sleep! No more cold and gloom, please! I have to say that I have reached a point in this whole cancer saga when I am beginning to feel a little worn out, to put it mildly 😉
I have had my follow-up appointment with the surgeon and he was pleased with how the wound was healing. I am still swollen and sore, but it seems to be better each day. I saw my oncologist too and she explained what the next stage in the treatment would be and that is radiotherapy – 19 days of it, to be precise. I have also been put on the estrogen blocker, Tamoxifen, since the cancer tested HR positive. I will be taking this drug for 5 years. The aim is to cut the ‘power supply’ from all the cancer cells that might have survived the treatment…. I have been taking this pill for a week now and am already feeling like in the land of a permanent PMS! 😉 I just hope it will settle down a bit and I won’t get any of the possible side effects!
What exhausts me most in all this is having to battle on a few fronts at the same time. I cannot just focus on recovering, but have to sort many issues out with various institutions, which definitely are not there to make people’s lives easier…. 😦 The boys and our puppy are as lively as always and I am just very sorry, I cannot be as active with them as I would want to. It is very frustrating….. Sometimes, I wish I had someone to look after me and pamper me… 🙂 At such moments, I miss my mum….
Anyway, now I am focusing getting ready for the coming radiotherapy, going through it…. and finally focus on recovering!