Monday, February 19, 2018

Holy Arimidex

February 24, 2010 by  
Filed under Patricia's Journey

This morning I had a decision to make.    Take another Arimidex and a prescription pain reliever with codeine…or not.  I decided not to take them.  My body needed a break.  After only four days and nights on narcotic pain relievers I was foggy, lethargic and had nausea and a blinding headache.  This decision not to take the Arimidex allowed me to move through the day without pain, therefore no pain relievers, and the fog began to clear.

Per my oncologist’s recommendations, I am going to Kaiser tomorrow for an IV infusion treatment of Aredia.  This is purported to address any bone damage from cancer and/or chemotherapy.  He believes it may alleviate some of the joint pain from the Arimidex.

I am uncertain how I’m going to proceed regarding Arimidex.  I need a few days of quiet and meditation. The medical profession touts this drug’s potential effectiveness to the point where women are scared not to take it.  That raises a flag for me.  There’s only one thing in my life deserving that kind of reverence…and it doesn’t come in a pill bottle.

“Acceptance says, True, this is my situation at the moment. I’ll look unblinkingly at the reality of it. But I’ll also open my hands to accept willingly whatever a loving Father sends me.”

~Catherine Marshall

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