It sounds like you are doing all that you can do to get past your
depression. I know that it can't be easy as I.....Like Greenie....had
issues with the interferon and there were times I could have given up.
Basically, I'm a fighter and won't give in to anything, but did tell my
doctor that if I ever had to go back on the interferon, it would have to be
under my set of rules. In Pennsylvania, you can't give yourself the
injections without going through the state somehow. Well. I would get my
first injection...at the hospital..on Monday, and would be so sick until Wed
or Thurs when I began to feel human again. Each day, I would have to go to
the hospital for shots. There were times when they had to come out to the
car to give them to me as I was way to sick to go in. By Friday, I was
human again. and then the weekends were great as I didn't get the
injections. The staff was off, and no one could give them to me. On Monday
the cycle would start all over again. Well, I told my Oncologist that if I
ever went back on, I'd give myself the injections and he'd have to work it
out with the state.
I'm so sorry that your PH is returning. I'm glad that you're on a vacation
from the Tasigna now, and perhaps there will be something else you can take
when need be. Did your Doctor think that some of the anti-depression
medication could actually be causing some of your problems. I only know
that they list it as a possible side effect. I can't understand that as I
haven't had to take any yet!!!!!!
I still am here to talk with. You are doing what you need to do and that's
what's important. As I told you all before, I'm so fortunate in my doctors.
I live near a small town in PA. so my doctors are all fairly local. They
always keep in touch concerning my health, and I feel so blessed as I've
been fighting this Cancer, in different ways, for about 20 years. When my 5
years were up, after my breast cancer, I was thrilled as I had beaten that.
On the same visit though, he told me that I had Leukemia and gave me 5 years
unless I had a bone marrow transplant. I opted not to go that route once
checking out my options. None of my family were a good enough match and I
figured that I'd take the 5 years and try to be productive. Age was against
me also. Well, here I am about 15 years later. We never know, do we, so
keep thinking positive and know that we're all here to listen to you.
I love to draw and should paint, but after loosing my daughter 30 years ago,
decided to take up the quilting and other things and I can loose myself in
these projects. She was only 20 at the time and I still feel the loss.
You take care, Kelly, and continue to enjoy your music, and whatever makes
this world work for you. Let me know how you're doing off of the Tasigna.
Hugs, and 18's
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