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Oct 1, 2020 10:49PM
Dear friends, thank you for thinking of me and asking. I have been reading and praying for all of you. However, I am having a tough time with my anxiety right now and could really use your prayers. I feel like my insides are shaking much of the time. My PCP gave me a medication and after six weeks, nothing was better. I also had a few sessions with the therapist he recommended and her coping skills didn't help either so she suggested we end the therapy and I agreed. Went back to PCP and he gave me a different med. Well, I picked it up and then read all the side effects and decided I didn't want to take it. He also gave me the name of a psychiatrist but the appointment is still 3 weeks away. I guess they are busy nowadays. In the meantime I decided to see a hypnotherapist who does seminars at my cancer center. I had my first session on Tuesday and while I felt okay when I was there, I was pretty much shaking the rest of the day. He gives you a recording of the session so you can do it at home so I listened to it today and I feel shaky again. I'm so discouraged. My PCP and I believe that my AI is causing this as I have read that the longer you are on it, the more anxiety it can cause. So, please pray that with God's help this will go away somehow.
Nancy, I'm sorry you've had so much to deal with lately and I really pray that your phone call tomorrow with the facility goes well and you feel good about the place your mom is in. I'm glad you found the source of the awful smell in the house. We had that happen not long ago. There was a terrible odor coming from my dryer, think it was a small animal that got in from outside. I ran the dryer on hi for a long time and used some perfumed dryer sheets and it finally went away. Thank goodness!
Chris, I feel so bad for you having to deal with the elevator repairs and maybe not being able to get out much. I hope it goes quickly. I so admire you being able to tutor your granddaughter while dealing with the SE's of your chemo. That has to be really exhausting. You are in my prayers.
Ade, I'm so happy to hear that James finally got his new hearing aids but I'm so sorry he is still dealing with those migraines. That has to be exhausting for both of you. I pray that the VA will do something for him soon. It's been much too long.
Sorry to have gone on so long about my problem but I know that God hears all of our prayers and there is much power in our numbers. Praying for all your needs.
Faith (in the future)
1/1991, Left, Stage IIIB, 8/26 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
1/4/1991 Lumpectomy: Left
2/3/1991 Mastectomy: Left
1/2016, ILC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IV, metastasized to lungs, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH)
1/22/2016 Femara (letrozole)
1/23/2016 Ibrance (palbociclib)
Reconstruction (left): Nipple reconstruction, Nipple tattoo, Silicone implant, Tissue expander placement
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