I went to the oncologist yesterday and the neurologist today. I’ll update about the neurologist first. I really like him a lot-he’s very funny. Nice doctors really make a world of difference and I’m very lucky on that account. I’ve had grumpy doctors in the past and I’ve always wanted to ask them, “So – tell me. Why did you go to medical school anyway? You kind of suck at being kind and empathetic to someone who is scared out of their mind.” But, again I am lucky that my doctors are very nice and personable.
Dr. N (I’ll call him that here for writing sake) wants me to stay on this current dose of both meds for at least 6 months to a year. Yikes. Here I was with my list of questions for him wondering when I could starting weaning off my dose. I guess that is out of the question for now. OK. So, I then had to contact the hospital because I’m having a bit of trouble financially each month paying for them so there is some assistance program that I can apply for. Hopefully that will work out and take the edge out until I can go back to work. I’m so thankful to have had no migraines since being on this dose of meds.
I asked him about my speech as sometimes I *feel* (maybe I do, maybe I don’t) that I have trouble getting the thoughts from my brain to come out of my mouth correctly. He said that could be from the meds or the surgery. He also said I need to give myself at least a good 6 months from the surgery too to have things calm down. Good thought as I never really thought about it like that. I’m feeling good – moving my head from side to side and back and forth but I forget sometimes to do that. I need to do that more and more.
The oncologist appointment and update will have to be in another post.