Morning E. Wow, I had no idea about
the Taxol regime!! Talk about
messing with a person's sleep pattern. Several years ago my internal clock went crazy. I went from sleeping at night to not!! I would stay awake all night & prowl the house like a cat. I had to be very quiet because I didn't want to keep the husband awake. I did not sleep during the day either, never have been a day time sleeper. If I was lucky I would sleep 2-3 hours at in the wee hours, it was just nuts. Once in a great while I might sleep 4 hours. However, my body became so use to it I am guessing. Years before all of this started my pcp gave me a script
for 7 sleeping pills. He said turn the clock around so you cannot see the time & I did. Last summer a friend of mine said after 15 years of taking sleeping pills her dr cut her off. I cannot imagine taking them that long. The 7 days I took them I had the worst hangover & fog from them. Anyway, her niece suggested she try Tylenol PM without the Tylenol in it & it worked for her. So, I bought some with the idea if it worked for her, there was hope for me, lol. I took it for 10 days & got my clock turned around. Once again, I sleep like a normal person, lol.
Oh goodness, you are absolutely right about
how eyelashes protect our eyes. I would not have even thought about
it until you brought it up. Does sunglasses help you any when outside? Still have hair growing on your legs, wow. I would have thought no hair there either. Mine is patchy on my legs but still have to use my electric razor, lol.
Before I forget, I discovered another website that offers discounts like GoodRx. It is called BlinkHealth.com. Has the same concept as GoodRx. On both of these sites you type in the name of the medication, dosage & if its pills the amount & it gives you the discount price. I am going to see if Blink gives better discounts. I cannot tell you how much money we save by doing this. Both of them are accepted by the major pharmacies. As I said before, my husband gets his meds through the VA, but once in a while he will get a script
for something short term.
I hope you had a good visit with your son last weekend. Of course my 2 kids are adults & I am lucky that we live close to each other. My daughter comes over on the weekend & visits or we go running around. I see my son 2 days a week when he drops my grandson off. I take him to school for him 2 days a week & meet him at the bus stop 5 days a week. I can't imagine not having them close it would be very hard for us if we didn't.
I have not been on the computer for any length of time lately. I have got to find myself something different for my laptop. I have it on the kitchen table & am finding I am sitting too low & its putting a strain on my neck & shoulders. I was dx'd with osteoporosis of the spine in my early 50's induced by steroids. I was on them for 3 1/2 yrs constantly plus a lot of oral steroids for a long time & little did I know that was not good at all. I just knew it kept my pain level down well enough for me to continue to work for that time. I went from being 5 "2" to 4 "10"!! I have to blame myself for not having my priorities right & not questioning the the dr & doing my own homework.
I was talking to my sister last weekend & her 74 yr old neighbor was just dx'd with breast cancer. Her dr recommended a lumpectomy, chemo & radiation. She instead opted for a mastectomy & I understand why. At her age she is not interested with the potential side effects of chemo. She is a widow & lives alone & just does not want to deal with it. I do not blame her, at her age with little help because she lives alone. She does have an older sister who lives nearby & they are quite active together. They hop in her car & take off traveling, lol. Looking at things from her perspective I understand her side of things. Our mom was dx'd with advanced terminal lung cancer at the age of 72. She lived in a small town & medical care was the pits. Good drs didn't ever come there to practice. Most of them were fresh out of medical school with a huge debt to pay for schooling. They would offer a contract if they stayed for so many yrs they would pay off the school loans. Once they met the terms of the contract they were gone. I obtained a copy of her records to bring with us here. While going through her records I found a chest xray from the year before that had suspicious findings & her dr never addressed those findings. It just made me sick. My mom had a very sharp mind but according to her medical records you would have thought differently. Mom was offered chemo & radiation. She declined the chemo & said I have been given 12 months to live with or without chemo. There is no way I will do chemo & be sick with a short amount of time to live. She did some radiation that shrunk the tumor enough so she could sit in a chair or be propped up in bed without a lot of pain. Knowing chemo would not change her outcome I said mom it is your decision, I will support whatever choice you make. Honestly, I am glad she didn't do chemo, her quality of life would have been affected a great deal. She lost a dear friend to lung cancer that went the chemo route. He was in & out of the hospital a lot & very ill from the chemo. Mom made it 11 months, we made the most of our time together those 11 months. I got to know my mom on a totally different level & very thankful she agreed to come here for treatment.
Radiation does cause some fatigue at first. Mom handled it like a trooper. The first treatment she was scared but after she saw what was involved she did fine. The guys over in the PC forum that have radiation speak of having some fatigue for a bit.
I hope this finds you doing good. I do enjoy reading your posts & always look forward to them. Take care.
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