My headaches have returned. I’m guessing they’re migraines. The medication my PCP prescribed for me helps, but I have to take it twice a day now and it has caffeine in it. My oncologist prescribed something new for me, but it turned out to be the same medication I had a possible allergic reaction to a few weeks ago, so I’m waiting for him to come up with something new.
Yesterday, I went for labs, then to the oncologist’s office. As I was waiting for them to schedule my appointment, I felt a slight pain in my left side. I ignored it, thinking I could go home and lie down and it would probably go away.
I went from the oncologist’s office to my radiation therapy appointment. By the time I got home, I was in serious pain. I tried lying on the couch, but couldn’t get comfortable. So I called the oncologist’s office. He said it was probably a kidney stone (are you kidding me?) and told me to call my PCP.
It was 4:00 p.m. when I called, but my PCP agreed to see me. He thought the pain was muscle-related (how do you pull a muscle standing in a doctor’s office?). I have some pain medication left over from my surgery, so he told me to take one of those and to go to the ER for a CT scan if the pain got worse. Thankfully, the side pain went away. My headache did not.
Today, I went to my 4th radiation therapy appointment (only 31 more to go!). My throat’s beginning to get a little scratchy, but no pain yet, so that’s good. On my way home, I began to feel nauseated. I don’t know if it’s from the headaches or the medication to treat the headaches. The nausea eventually went away on its own.
I received a lovely card with a gift inside from my aunt today. That was definitely the highlight of my week so far!