Fail again.
Fail better.

– Samuel Beckett

Tuesday March 2nd, 2010

Some days are like this. I’m in moderate pain right now, just in the right breast. There are dozens of small tumor bumps all along the incision from the last surgery, and it’s driving me crazy. Clothing is uncomfortable. The doctors are recommending more surgery on the breast, and also removing my ovaries so that there is less estrogen running around. Considering both of my surgeries in the past 18 months have resulted in flare-up recurrences right along the incision lines within a few months, I’m not inclined to have any more surgery.

I’ve been on Tamoxifen now for several months and am having severe mood swings (including rage, which is interesting and new to me), and hot flashes.

Tomorrow I’m going into Portland (2 hour drive) to see my Medical Oncologist (the chemo man), Dr. Karamlou. He knows I’m not going to do chemo, and so is pushing the other stuff (surgery and drugs). He’s a good guy, realistic… honest. I’m going to talk to him about the clinic in Reno. I’m not expecting much support, but maybe he will be at least interested.

I’m also hoping to get prescriptions for some natural drugs – Amour for thyroid, and progesterone cream for the breast pain.

[Please note – the rest of the “Journal” entries are now under the “Home” tab as POSTS, please go there to read more of the latest info.  Thank you.]


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