Thursday, December 5, 2013


Well... I had a doctor's appointment on Monday. It was time for me to get my monthly shot (a bone strengthening medication) and some labs done. 

I don't know why, but I didn't ask my husband to go with me. Probably because I went for the shot alone the first time. This time, though, I met with the oncologist and he did a quick exam.

I'd been on tamoxifen for 35 days (38 days today). I'm going to be honest, I was hoping for something. But so far, there is no shrinkage - I was/am very disappointed. Shrinkage after 5 weeks is a lot to ask though, so we're hanging in there.

I'm scheduled for an ultrasound and mammogram at the end of this month. That will better show results (if any).

The great thing is I have a lot of options. Some are better than others, but they are options - a privilege not afforded by everyone.


  1. Hang in there, Kaye. You can beat this. :)

  2. You amaze me with your ability to keep positive. You are a strong person and you are going to kick cancer's ass.
    --Tanya G

    1. Thanks Tanya, I appreciate that. We're working on it. :)

  3. Hi Kaye!

    You are the only person I know that can handle any bad news with a smile. If only laughing the cancer out was a treatment option you'd be well on your way. I enjoy reading your blogs, makes me feel closer to you even though we don't get to see each other often. I know you will keep striving, hoping and surviving and that makes you a much stronger person. Miss you girl!


  4. Love ya Natalie. I'm so glad I met you!