Apr 10, 2014 - 10:41 am
Well at long last I have had a bone scan, all was clear thank goodness!! The scan was dealt with by a top Radioligist along with her trusty side kick, so I feel that at last the results can be trusted. This will be a novelty for me bearing in mind the issues I had with previous ones. I just have to have a brain scan now then no more radiation for a while, hooray! I have had so many scans in the past year, I think I must radiate a permanent glow.
I am still tiptoeing through the early treatment of Votrient. I had a severe reaction in the initial stages, I was on 800mg but the treatment has since been reduced to 400mg. I am still having side effects but at a lesser level. I have banging headaches, and brain fog. My gums a very sore and swollen and I am not so enamoured with the salt and pepper colour in my hair, but c'est la vie. The oddest side effect is black finger nails. I am sure that whenever I don my Goth Gear they will be a perfect accessory, but it's a little out of sinc with my regular look, lol! My nails look like they have taken some heavy bashing from a hammer.
I would be interested to know how much 60 400mg of Votrient costs in the States. I received my health statement this week and was shocked to see the price was equivalent to $4000 here. I am so thankful I don't have to contribute to the charges, with having cancer the uside is I am 100% coverage for all my health care.