Friday, August 12, 2011

New treatment on the way

Here I thought I'd be able to take photos of the ring I made and then I'd relax... things didn't work out quite like that, of course. I guess I was overdoing it a bit and I was very tired so I did nothing at all yesterday and slept until after noon today. I haven't slept that long in ages! I'm still very, very tired and feel like I need to sleep a lot.

I have heard from my oncologist and I'll be starting the new denosumab treatment on September 8, the day I was supposed to receive my next Pamidronate. That day, I'll get bloodwork done, meet with the pharmacist, and receive the treatment at the hospital. The new treatment is supposed to work as well or better than the Pamidronate with fewer (although similar) side effects.

I'm excited at the prospect of starting a new treatment and not to have to do it because I've had progression. This will be good practice for the day that I do end up needing a new treatment because things have changed. I hope that day doesn't come for a long while yet, of course, but it's good to be prepared.

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