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Aug 21, 2019 04:36PM
Hi all -- just wanted to follow up on my Zoladex "possible" allergy post a bit back.
Welp, after being through the ringer and about a billion hoops I finally have answers. Super duper answers and my MO can just suck it!!!!
LOL, sorry not sorry am just relieved to finally have an answer, even though it may not be the best for my cancer treatments going forward, but it IS AN ANSWER!
According to my Allergist am I am completely and totally ALLERGIC TO ZOLADEX!
Whoooopity doooo! I thought I was going to pass out from joy walking out of that appt, I tell ya what!
My labs corroborated the allergic reaction with the elevated Eosinophils, neck swelling, rash, and response to Prednisone. He is going to run follow-up testing after I'm off of the Pred for a week. Even if they are not elevated at this time, he is quite sure I am allergic and would DEFINITELY NOT FEEL COMFORTABLE with me ever having Zoladex, and most likely any other ovarian suppression medication.
I am walking on Cloud 9 - he was just an amazingly helpful doctor and told me "You have been through alot. Just breathe. We have time and I am listening." So much compassion. I was impressed.
Anyway, that is my GRRRRREAT update for the day! I'm all smiles.
Can't wait to send his report to my Oncologist and let them choke on it. Allergies happen, maybe not to many but they DO happen to a few, and I am one of them. Shame on them for the way they handled this and I expect they will be highly embarrassed (or should) be by how the treated me over the past month and a half.
Wishing you all a happy day full of smiles - I'm going to go celebrate with some day drinking of my favorite wine and a big piece of cake!!!!!!!! Hugs to you all and thanks so much for being here for me through this all. You are all priceless and I continue to say that BCO is full of amazing wonderful caring and just lovely people and I'm so thankful I found you all.
Life long "Spoonie". Entered the BC world @41 w/ DX of IDC. DXd @ 42 w/ MS. Treatment: LX/SLNB/RADs. Plan A: 5mg Tamoxifen = 0 QOL. Plan B: Zoladex = Confirmed Allergy. Plan C: Unknown, the journey continues. PS: Not a doctor, just a curious Googler.
7/20/2018, IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH)
8/30/2018, DCIS, Left, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2
8/30/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel
10/1/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
3/30/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
7/2/2019 Zoladex (goserelin)