Injection #8 of 60: Just cruisin’

Here I am in the chemo chair — at my local cancer center you go to the chemo bays to get your injection — and I’m just icing my belly in preparation for my Zoladex injection that, in partnership with daily medication, keeps my body in deep, zero-estrogen menopause.

When I first started this regimen, I experienced intense:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Insomnia
  • Joint pain
  • Numbness in my fingertips
  • Irritability
  • Fatigue

I even took one month off the daily medication (called exemestane) to see if the numbness would subside (it didn’t). However, I am happy to report that my side effects have either (1) diminished somewhat, or (2) I’ve just gotten used to them. 

I plan to jump my horse in a riding lesson after this. My fatigue, joint pain and insomnia are still significantly affecting my quality of life, but I am coping. Sitting here seeing the chemo patients every 28 days definitely helps orient me to gratefulness for my current condition.

  

2 thoughts on “Injection #8 of 60: Just cruisin’

  1. Lisa–My darling niece,
    I can’t tell you how happy I was to see you at Greg’s service. You look beautiful and I was so glad to hug you!! You are brave and strong and you are in my thoughts daily! Love, Auntie Kathy

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