Chemo today was very busy. I didn’t have to see my oncologist but got some answers to my questions from my oncology nurse.
Item #1 I am supposed to call my pcp when my blood pressure reading is over 140-141. So on first reading it was 171. WOW!!!!! Remember I am on new bp meds. I waited for a while and my nurse took it again manually and it was 142. SO do I call my pcp?
Item #2 I asked if low magnesium levels could cause the leg and hand cramps I get. My nurse put in to have magnesium levels checked and I am supposed to call back Friday for results. Could it mean another pill? If so I hope it is real small.
Item #3 This is as I susupected. Estrogen does indeed cause cancer cells to grow. Low estrogen causes stiffness that I have been experiencing. Chemo targets the estrogen. Something to talk to doctor about HOWEVER hormone replacement therapy will currently and maybe forever be out of the question. SO welcome to feeling like a 90 year old woman maybe forever. What is that ACTUAL AGE=62+ FEEL LIKE AGE =90+.
Life just is not easy now is it?
Next week is another echo to check the old ticker aka heart muscle. End of month is oncologist appointment. And that my friends is the month of October. Kind of spooky isn’t it?
Welcome hurricane what is your name again? You are targeting where my brother and some cousins live. My brother has to work. Telecom doesn’t stop for ANYTHING I suppose. Says he will be in a safe building with food and water and other people. STAY AWAY HURRICANE WHAT’S YOUR NAME. Prayers for all. Be safe.