January 1, 2020 (Wednesday)
I got some encouraging news over the weekend. Chuck heard from 2 individuals who have taken Ibrance, cancer drugs for other forms of cancer. Both reported that it was effective treatment, and there were very few side effects. If you have any experience with Ibrance, please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org with IBRANCE on the subject line.
We also discovered that rather than 4 mg per steroid pill (I was taking 2 per day), each pill was 8mg! My oncologist had prescribed a weaker steroid that makes it easier to wean off what I was taking, and we had filled that prescription at the time of my first appointment with Dr. Nasrati. But somehow the bottle of pills had ended up pushed to the very back of a drawer, We did not remember anything about it.
Finding that lost bottle was a game changer. And the way we found it actually seemed orchestrated by something greater than chance. Pretty amazing.
The first 21 days of Ibrance is due to arrive by mail on Thursday. I won’t be able to stop taking the steroid by then, but I’m now thinking it will help to still have the steroid to help calm my shaking.
And finally, I APPRECIATE EVERYONE WHO PUT ME ON THEIR PRAYER LIST!
Blessings to you,
I need to ask for specific prayer. I learned from my new oncologist that I have been taking a powerful steroid medication without knowing it since my surgery in early October. I understand that I need to get off of it. However, yesterday it became obvious that I will have to go through withdrawal until I wean myself off of it. I need wisdom and self-control. I am currently very unstable physically. I’m not sure how long this will take, but I’m hoping to put off starting the prescribed chemo meds until I am successfully weaned off the steroids.Another challenge. Another opportunity to trust my God and my prayer warriors. Thank you in advance. 🙏❤️