Mar 18, 2010 - 4:11 pm
I was not keen on the idea of taking Arimidex because of its possible side affects.
Well, I decided to take it (because I also have the option to stop taking it). Here’s the saga to having it filled. It took 2 weeks after seeing the medical oncology for me to fill the prescription. The first week was devoted to trying to remove my wedding rings from my finger. I finally was successful. They were on tight and I wanted to be sure that I could get them off before going on the drug. Then the second week was devoted to finding the prescription. I misplaced it. Embarrassed, I was forced to call the doctor’s office to ask for another prescription. I picked it up on Tuesday, March 16. I took it to the pharmacy because I decided to do a price check before having it filled (I was going to shop around town for the best price). Jewel Osco quoted me $30 per prescription for my share under my present insurance plan which unfortunately is going to change in a month. I told him to fill it. Then he saw that it was incorrect for dosage which meant that he had to call the doctor’s office. Another day passes. Wednesday the pharmacist was told that he was correct on dosage, so prescription was filled. I was not able to pick it up until late Wednesday night. Finally, I needed to decide what time of the day I wanted to take the pill. I chose morning – 8:00 a.m. When I gazed at the pill, I thought, “How could one tiny, tiny white pill be so powerful?” Amazing!
So I would not drive myself crazy in wondering if the future ache/pain was normal or a side affect to the drug, I came up with a solution. I have recorded/described all my aches and pains prior to taking Arimidex. I am calling it My Baseline for the Body Prior to Arimidex. (I hope you recognize my cleverness.)
I continue to walk 5 days per week, 1 hour per day. I am also back to Weight Watchers (story of my life). BEST OF ALL...my spirits are great and I feel fantastic. In fact, Dr. Fine said to me last week, “You have an amazing amount of energy.” I told him that I should be his role model for energy. He replied that I am his role model for energy.
That’s it for now.