Day 13 of NaBloPoMo and I am struggling, not for subject matter or the desire to write, rather, the energy! For the past few nights, my dogs have been waking me up once, sometimes twice in the middle of the night to go outside and do their “duty.” It is definitely an unwanted result from trying to introduce a “healthier” dog food into their diet.
I know that whenever a new food is introduced into an animal’s diet, it must be introduced slowly and over a period of time. Well, it has only been a few days and I cannot stand the flatulence and putrid stench that now lingers throughout my home. I’ve refrained from continuing the switch to new food, at least until I begin feeling better.
A visit to my family practitioner was necessary today as I have been feeling exhausted, with an ear ache, sinus problems and a severely swollen gland on the left side of my neck. I will start taking an antibiotic tonight along with prednisone. Not relative to the sinus and ear infection, there is one more pill which I will start tonight – Tamoxifen.
My Oncologist approved my request to switch from Arimidex to Tamoxifen. I hope that its brain-fogging side effect is more tolerable than what I experienced with Arimidex.
While speaking with my family doctor, I asked if he could do the scheduling for a standard, screening colonoscopy. I told him that I’ve been experiencing some unusual problems. As he talked about health care and the new laws, he slipped a comment in there about cancer, “… yeah, it’s smart to get tested because once a person has been diagnosed with cancer, it’s not unusual to find other cancers too…”
What?! Did I hear him right? Wasn’t he basically telling me that my number is up?
I refuse to worry about anything tonight. I am going to eat something warm and cuddle under a comforter on my recliner, watch Christmas movies and be purposely ignorant of my real-life problems for tonight. Tomorrow will come soon enough.