I've been feeling pretty lousy and like I didn't fit in here (or anywhere!) given my attitude but today my husband and I went to a new doctor, got another opinion from a new oncologist who was very understanding of my decision. He wasn't pushy about what form of treatment or not that I want, but he did help us come to a decision that's been long in coming.
I went there fully prepared to shoot down his arguments about
trying tamoxofin, but he didn't want to argue
... What he did do was help us make a fully informed decision about
tamoxofin and he had some suggestions about
adjusting some other medications that we hope will begin to provide some relief for the multitude of physical issues I've been having. It's not a total answer as I still have to find a new primary care doctor, but I feel that I'm getting closer and actually having some glimmers of hope. We are guardedly hopeful that the use of the tamoxofin will be helpful in slowing the growth of the tumor and we are aware of the possible ramifications and percentages and statistics now. Here's to hope!
I want you to know I've been reading the forums here, in a few of the sections since I seem to qualify for a few of them, and I don't know - it seems so many are struggling so hard and doing their very best to find solutions - and like I said, I just wasn't sure where or if I fit in anywhere .
The main thing I want to say is that I care about you people, that you have helped me and been supportive without even knowing it perhaps. Thank you for sharing yourselves here.
Gentle hugs for all!
~ Peace, love and understanding ~