Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Experts and expectations

A short post here - more out of irony and amusement than anything else. Meagan got both a shot of Lupron and started the drug Tamoxifin last week. The goal is to shut down her hormone system, in case (in hope of) the melanoma is being fueled by the hormones. This drug combo was supposed to do the trick. So we were warned that this would be like dropping off a cliff as she "entered" menopause. I do believe it is working (not clear whether it's effective yet). But one week later, no menopause symptoms (hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings - although I am unclear how I would notice this from normal behavior, hahahah). Every day, I am on alert, ready to spring into cabana boy action (Beverly at Katterman's Pharmacy showed us a cool bandana that when wet has crystals inside that keep it cool for hours - what a perfect purchase for cabana boy!). But so far, it's the tension of waiting and again, experts aren't always right.

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