Finally, a new batch is live at Slant. Go forth.
I received my first shot of Lupron Depot on Tuesday. Lupron Depot is a helluva drug, just ask the women who have taken it. Not only is it used to treat severe endometriosis, but it is also used to treat prostate cancer. Things I should expect: symptoms of menopause – hot flashes and night sweats, insomnia, thinning hair, rash, acne, reduction in breast size (I’m not sure my breasts can get any smaller!), weight gain, and the total crazies. I’ve heard that women become raving lunatics while taking Lupron. I have to take the Lupron for six months. My doctor said that the Lupron greatly reduces the pelvic pain and helps stop the growth of any left-over microscopic endo and halt any new endo from growing.
As far as pain goes, I still have it. Actually, the day I received my first shot, I thought I was giving birth to a sharp knife. Doc gave me more Lortab. I also become exhausted if I go out for just a few hours which is a total bummer. I was feeling good last Saturday so we spent most of the day out, but when we got home, I literally crashed. I could barely move my head. Doc said this is absolutely normal because all my internal energy is being used to heal all the organs where the endo was cut away. He reiterated that I had “extensive” surgery and that I just have to be patient.
I made an appointment to see a psychiatrist next week to monitor my moods while on the Lupron, per the advise of Doc. I told her right off the bat that I will not take antidepressants and she was fine with that.
Lina started spring soccer last week and we are all excited. I’m the “team parent” this year and I’ve already started looking at trophies and have one picked out that I think the girls will like, plus it doesn’t look like any of the trophies from previous seasons. I’m happy to be involved in something.