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Jul 23, 2019 11:18PM
Congrats PontiacPeg! How sweet it is. BIG HUGS TO YOU.
I saw the PA at my MO office today. All my basic pain issues from my hands to my knees are AI related, which I expected. For my most recent dexa scan showing osteopinia in my hip (neck), she wants me to see an endocrinologist. It was a dramatic loss since my last one prior to dx. I stated I don't want any drugs yet, but want another dexa scan next year - not in 2 years as my insurance allows. She indicated with an endocrinologist, insurance will allow it every year - which I'm very thankful for. (we'll see)
I showed her my blood work from GP at end of May and my thyroid is off as well. It could be from full breast radiation that scattered. The endocrinologist can keep an eye on it too. New Dr will contact me re: setting up an appointment.
Lastly she told me she has a very similar dx to me - no family history, size, stage, etc... She had genetic testing and it showed she carries the gene. I said I'd get genetic testing if my insurance covered it. She told me because I've had BC I can get it. So I've filled out a pile of paperwork on family members, ages, alive/dead, cancers, etc... I'm scheduled to go in this Thursday for the appointment.
Side note: by filling out these papers I noticed my dad & his brothers all had heart attacks; 1 died from massive heart attack. My dad was 62 when he had a heart attack; dad passed at 87, 16 years ago; brothers all predeceased him. WRITING ON THE WALL. I'm SO glad I have a cardiologist and I'm getting a calcium score done in October. It was a WTH moment. I had kind of forgotten how they passed.
I still take anastrozole 12:30 AM. I'm used to the SE by now, but I still don't like them. I've read that some women take a break, get back to feeling normal, and start it back up. I fear if I ever took a break I'd never start it up again, the start was worse than 6 months out, I don't want to do it again. I think (or is it fantasized? LOL) about feeling semi normal again.
That's it, thanks for the support always!
dx at 58, no family history, onco = 19
10/6/2017, DCIS/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
10/31/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel
11/13/2017 Lumpectomy: Left
12/26/2017 Whole-breast: Breast
3/1/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole)