Wednesday, February 27, 2019
TAMOXIFEN - TWO MORE DAYS
Tonight and tomorrow. Then dispose of the rest of the Tamoxifen.
A certain anxiety around having no scheduled appointment with my onco for a year! A head nurse in the infusion dept. looked so happy as she said quietly, "You don't have to come back for a year!" She doesn't get to say that often to any patient in there. I should do a gratitude dance about this.
Took melatonin again last night - afraid to take my old standby gabapentin with it, since I need to wake enough to get up several times a night for the bathroom. This is complicated.
Have I really made my home and my days ready for life without Tamoxifen?
The light-proof b.r. window covering is showing its age, leaking light on the Texas pre-7-am sun mornings. Once I get a safer step stool and a good tack hammer I might be able to do some curtain fixes. Right now I'm not venturing out to buy tools or anything but food - not until I get a measles shot.
Earlier in the week:
Only spent one night with Melatonin. Woke even oftener than usual. Then took Tylenol to sleep.
As I've been digging around on line, I see some sites and big organizations are not as convinced as I am about the Tulane Study conviction on melatonin with sleeping in the dark.. Some sites refer to "very early" studies, etc. But several do advise sleeping in darkness. As I will.
Then Friday, I can start watching for signs that the Oncologist was right--that I may "be better without it."
I wish you health.
Remember, do not buy any medicines without consulting your doctor.