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Apr 22, 2018 04:25PM
I forgot to mention, HapB, that he did suggest Tamoxifen, since it's the only one that I haven't tried. But the increased incidence of uterine cancer bothers me. He said it has less drying effects and actually lowers cholesterol, so there are positives. I asked if he ever goes back and tries an AI already tried and he said sure. That's how we came up with trying Femara/letrozole again.
I can totally see how living alone would affect ones decision on taking the AIs. I notice I have LOTS more trouble opening jars than I ever had. If you have nobody to help you, it makes it way worse. Hard decisions to make. I'm all for quality of life vs quantity. After all, none of us are getting out alive. I'd rather enjoy the time I have .
Incidentally, I stopped the Aromasin last Tuesday. Since then, my pain has subsided A LOT...virtually non-existent during the day. Now, during this time period, I also started 800mg Turmeric and 500mh Taurine (which I forgot to tell my MO). So, what the lessening of pain is actually due to, I'm not sure. I also took a very short walk because my strength and stamina isn't there, and my hips, etc feel great. I am vowing to walk every day, even if it is less than a mile.
Oncotype 14 Philippians 4:13 Currently Reading: The Great Alone Supplements: 500mg calcium, 500mg magnesium, 3000IU Vit D3, 500mg Taurine, 800mg Turmeric, Multi-Vitamin
3/6/2017, DCIS/IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
3/30/2017 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel
4/16/2017 Lumpectomy: Right
5/5/2017 Femara (letrozole)
5/24/2017 Whole-breast: Breast
6/20/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole)
12/25/2017 Aromasin (exemestane)
4/24/2018 Femara (letrozole)