It's been a while since I've checked in, been working and living life! I must say, with God, you can get through anything. I pray for everyone that has to live with this new life. May God strenghten you physically and mentally, and be beside you always.
As for me, it's been a little over 3 years since i've been diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer. This will pretty much only pertain to someone that is taking Tamoxifen for breast cancer. My meds have been changed almost 2 years ago because I requested a test called the CYP2D6 to see if my body can metabolize Tamoxifen. It took a while for the lab to figure out what test it was, because they rarely test for that now, I had to give my blood twice. My oncologist didn't want to run the test initially, but I kept bugging for it, and i'm glad I did because I found out that I was not able to metabolize Tamoxifen. Which pretty much means i'd have been taking it for nothing.
Now I have to get a little pill in the form of a shot in my belly that slowly dissolves every month for about 10 year. (which is the estimated time that I will go into menopause) The implanted shot is called Zoladex 3.6 mg which puts me in menopause because my cancer was ER+, and I take Arimidex 1 mg pill everyday for about 10 years. But since i've been on Tamoxifen and Arimidex for about 3 years, I should have about 7 more to go. Side effects are the same, bone pain, and hot flashes. I just need to walk slow until my bones warm up, then i'm good. Lol...Other than that, all is well!
Exercise helps alot, I do cross fit, and my bone scan showed bone growth on my back, but I still lost alittle on my hips.
Hopefully this helps someone.