Everything is just weird

Nothing much new to report, but I guess no news is good news! I have actually had 2 whole weeks without a doctors appointment. Woohoo – freedom! I finished my fills almost 2 weeks ago, thank god! My boobs are currently oddly shaped, rock hard and in that weird stage of being numb and painful at the same time. I am over them. I go back in 2 weeks for a check-up with my plastic surgeon and then hopefully we will schedule my expander to implant exchange surgery at that time, anywhere from 4-8 weeks later depending on how I am healing.
I also started taking my new medication, Arimidex, 2 weeks ago. At first, I was waking up dizzy and headachy, but that has subsided. The muscle aches in my thighs are back (I also had them while on tamoxifen) and the worst side effect has hit full force – hot flashes. I am having at least 2 a night and many during the day where my face feels like it is on fire, then my entire body and I start to sweat. Normally I can deal with them, but when it is 93 outside and our AC dies, I am freakin’ miserable. Unfortunately these side effects are very common and I just have to power through. They often subside within a few months which is good because I may be on this medication for 10 years. I have also started to take a super dose of Vitamin D. 50,000 units once a week for 4 weeks. Apparently my D levels were super low on my last blood test. Thanks Oregon sunshine-less winter. The next few weeks I just have more check-ups with my other 2 surgeons. Overall, I am definitely headed to finish line, just takes a while to get there.

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