Thursday, November 29, 2007

Crap, No DX

Bye Bye Bye bye hope for a simple fix.

My blood and urine tests came back normal on calcium and parathyroid hormone. They have canceled the Sestamibi scan. I have asked for them to have the doctor call me.

I want to know whether the blood indicators can be transient. I also want to know if there is anything else he can do to find out why I am so fatigued and achy all the time.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Probable DX--Hyperparathyroidism

Saw the endochronologist today. Subject to more blood tests, a 24-hour urine collection and testing, and a CT scan, he believe I have primary hyperparathroidism. The solution is to remove the tumorous gland. (The tumor is "always" benign.)

Saturday, November 17, 2007

$3,191 plus $14

$3,191--the cost of my chemo-induced dental work so far. Plus $14 for each tube of prescription toothpaste. The insurance company got a long appeal letter this week.

Friday, November 09, 2007

Back on Tamoxifen/Condo Sold

I re-start the Tamoxifen today, after about 2 months off. This is the estrogen suppressing medicine I was on to reduce my risk of recurrence. Now I return to severe hot flashes, insomnia, and foggy brain. Another 4 years, but I may take breaks again in the future.

Just in case my fatigue and muscle aches are from depression, the psychiatrist raised my antidepressant this week.

Jim's condo is under contract, and the financing looks good, so we are counting on it being sold as of November 30 and bringing his things over here a bit at a time. The biggest bummer for me is coordinating two fully furnished kitchens, and finding places to store the usable but presently unneeded items. Later this month, two big burly guys, friends of Jim, will bring over the furniture that we want to keep. The rest of the furniture will go to those guys or the local Cancer Federation.

Thank goodness Jim is not a pack rat (like me).