It's been over a month and so far so good in terms of no noticeable side effects from Tamox. I took a long haul flight and doc advised to stop Tamox 1 day before. I also took added precaution of wearing compression knee socks and walking around some like what other people shared. The only… Continue reading 1 month on Tamox
I was not so surprised by the results but I was still very relieved! Here's what the us$3650 test results look like: Now I have to start on tamoxifen...
Yesterday, I returned to work exactly 6 weeks after my surgery. I could have actually gone back sooner (say, after 4 weeks) if I hadn't been busy with doctor appointments then the Holy Week holidays. But my medical leave was for 2 months, so this is 2 weeks early actually. It feels good to be… Continue reading Return to work
Today I went to the alternative / oriental doctor referred by my husband's friend. The clinic is located in BF and basically consists of a single space with everything in it (acupuncture beds with curtains), receiving area, doctors desk, etc. The elderly Korean doctor doesn't speak English so everything is translated by his daughter in… Continue reading Consultation with oriental doctor
I got a 2nd opinion from an oncologist referred by my husband's friend and he said I still may need chemo as I am borderline, with the tumor at 1.7cm, just 0.3cm away from 2cm. He told me to take a Mammaprint test, wherein they send a sample of my tumor to Netherlands for gene… Continue reading 2nd Onco says I still may need chemo… pending Mammaprint results
Yesterday I visited the alternative doctor in Makati referred by my friend who had stage 4 cancer, refused to take chemo (again), went to this doctor, and has been in remission for over 10 years. A lot of time was spent by the doctor explaining what diet I should follow, what foods to eat (veggies… Continue reading Consultation with alternative doctor 2
So yesterday, after my visit to the alternative doctor in cubao, I proceed to Asian to get my Her2 results .... And I am so glad that it's negative ! My doc (surgeon ) referred me to an oncologist, whom fortunately I was able to see today (despite him being fully booked til mid-April ),… Continue reading Finally, my Her2 results are out… no need for chemo!
My mom's dentist friend referred us to an alternative doctor whom she went to (she had cancer as well) so we went to her clinic in Cubao yesterday to consult. The theory of this doctor is that we should go to the root of the cancer or find out what are the "stressors" and address… Continue reading Consultation with an alternative doctor
While awaiting my Her2 results, I decided to start consulting with other doctors including alternative, just to cover all bases. Today I visited an "integrative" doctor who combines both conventional and alternative treatments. He said, since I'm at an early stage (i.e. Stage 1), he advises to proceed with either the chemo iv or "chemo… Continue reading Consultation with an integrative doctor
Two weeks after my surgery , I had the much-awaited appointment with my doctor for the results of the biopsy to determine if I would need chemo. My doctor fidgetted with the sheet and I almost expected bad news. But she said it came out both ER and PR positive, which is good. That means… Continue reading Tumor biopsy results