I mentioned a few days ago that I had seen my medical oncologist, and that she had given me my prescription for Tamoxifen. I also mentioned that she said I could start anytime, as long as I started before the three month follow up. I’ve had the prescription paper sitting next to my recliner, with the thank you letter I wrote to my friend Susan, and the check for the Boy Scouts for the Christmas tree pick up they did early in January. The two items for the mail are STILL sitting there, but tonight Ken took the prescription up to Walgreen’s to be filled.
He just returned, and let me know that the Tamoxifen would be ready later tonight, and we could pick it up tomorrow. Now, I’m not especially worried about side effects, and from everything I’ve been reading, most patients don’t notice any SE’s right away. But I’d decided, sort of subconsciously, that I would wait until after Valentine’s day to start the regimen. I told Ken this, when he gave me the prescription status, adding that he didn’t expect I was in such a hurry to start that I would need it tonight. He looked at me for a beat, and so I felt the need to explain myself, and why I wanted to wait until AFTER Valentine’s Day.
He told me “The best Valentine’s gift you could give me is to stick with the program.”
Can you believe that guy?