so, anyway…. I had a hospital appointment just a few days before going away. The news was not particularly good😦
lets have a recap –
in January I was given those fantastic words’ you are in remission!’
By March I’d had another scan and told that I had nodules on my lungs, only tiny but they were breast cancer. The oncologist didn’t feel the need to do anything but would keep on monitoring me. I was left feeling a bit confused, not sure if it had spread, did I have secondary breast cancer? I didn’t know and no one seemed to tell me. The only thing was to have another scan, bloods etc and see him again in six months. That was, or at least seemed, a long six months.
So six months later, at the end of September, I saw the onc. The last scan showed signs of breast cancer in my bones and my liver. Yes it has spread. Now I have to have oral chemo, oh, and some bone strengthening injection that can cause something nasty to happen in my jaw! What fun!! So very quickly, before we fly off, I need to have a dental X-ray, and I have been sent home with a little folder and a thermometer!
So today it starts for real – we got home from Spain last night and today it begins.
The horror for today, and believe me I am terrified, is the oral surgery department at the hospital for a dental check up. Most of my teeth are crowned anyway but the last couple of years, since taking arimidex, my gums have been a real problem. Something that a lot of people seem to suffer whilst taking these tablets, and also after the radiotherapy, I wonder if there is a connection?
After today, I get one day off, and then I’m off to the hospital again to start the chemo.
Not a happy bunny…..