Posted 12/25/2019 11:48 AM (GMT -7)
I have been on ZYTIGA, continuously, for 50 months.
I was back in my hometown, for Thanksgiving, and was getting ready to head back, when I suddenly got a flu virus that knocked me out for a few days.
I had put my ZYTIGA in one of those daily pill dispensers that you use when traveling.
Sure enough, I ran out of ZYTIGA in a couple of days --- I had to stay in my hometown while recovering.
I asked my doctor about the "lapse" of a few days --- he didn't seem alarmed or concerned.
Lesson learned --- I'm back in my hometown for Christmas, and have packed EXTRA medication this time.
I think this could happen to anyone traveling --- especially with airport issues, cancelled flights, weather delays.
My new "mantra" for future travels: plan ahead when traveling … and take extra medication along, just in case.
A lesson to be gleaned, from my cautionary tale, from first-hand experience!
CYCLONE ~ Iowa State University