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Oct 30, 2019 09:52PM
Hi Cling and Moomala!
I am glad that you are both doing well and shingles is gone. I used the mouth wash four times per day, I did go through it quicker than the pharmacist figured and had to fight to get more (now have tons left over) I would let them know that you are running out. if you get really low, you could consider one teaspoon four times per day instead of two until you get your refill.
One new side effect I have is very thin bendy fingernails. they split easily and catch on things. I usually have strong nails. I have cut them very short and painted them with diamond strength sally Hanson nail hardener about 20 coats and I think I am getting a handle on it. minor- but, terribly bothersome to snag on everything.
My cholesterol has risen 100 points, my MO is not too worried since all these drugs are rather short term. I will talk with my friend a cardiologist- my MO said that I can get a statin from my primary if I want to. will see. my blood sugar and weight are unchanged. My hair is lusciously thick! I am not anemic anymore, ANC is still on the low side, but, haven't had to stop the medicine. I have completed 8 months.
A new problem I have is a terrible tooth ache. I don't worry about that as much as the treatments for tooth aches are problematic due to the Zometa and Afinitor can cause slow healing. I see the endodontist on Friday and will see what he says. it's always something.
otherwise living as well as I can, taking extra care to visit the kids often, indulge my passions and doing exercise.
1/2012, ILC, Stage IIIC, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2-
2/3/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right
2/27/2012 AC + T (Taxol)
10/20/2012 Arimidex (anastrozole)
5/2017, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/other, ER+/PR-, HER2-
5/31/2017 Ibrance (palbociclib)
5/31/2017 Faslodex (fulvestrant)
3/12/2019 Aromasin (exemestane)
3/12/2019 Afinitor (everolimus)