Getting by here.
I finished radiation two weeks and a day ago, and started generic Arimidex on Monday. My counts stayed way down through radiation and they still weren't up very well when I was seen on Monday. Then on Tuesday I got a fever, and I've been going in for a daily exam and IV antibiotics since then. They gave me the choice of that or the hospital, and I am so glad to not be in the hospital again. Plus, the infection -whatever it is - did drive my counts up so I'm not technically neutropenic anymore. It's a little bit of good news that my marrow can respond some.
I was really feeling pretty good Monday when I went in for the regular appointment, have been exercising and back to work (which is only ever half-time). I was a little nervous about what the Armidex might do, then this fever thing is just out of the blue. It's really annoying. I feel like I'm starting to get back into my life and then suddenly I'm in the infusion room every darn day for hours. I have to get premedication before one of the antibiotics and then have it given as a very slow infusion, so I've been stuck there a long time.
The good news is that as far as I can tell, I'm just sick, I'm not having trouble with Arimidex.