Thank you all your supportive messages.
Fortunately, the chest pains I suffered at the weekend have stopped since I decided to take some tablets that my oncologist gave me over a year ago which are supposed to help with controlling angina. Since I recovered from the effects of my original HT, I had found that most of the heart issues hadn't caused me any problems. My cardiologist had agreed at that time that I needn't start taking the tablets unless I was having problems again. What happened at the weekend seemed the right time to try them out and fortunately, they seem to be working.
My regular Oncologist worked in the cardiac field prior to moving over to cancer treatment so usually the decisions about my cancer care is based on my current heart situation. Otherwise I'm not sure if the two departments share info. It's always in my notes anyway.
Well, on Tuesday morning I had my first Zoladex implant. Interesting because my GP couldn't find any of the freezing agent he would normally use to deaden the point of entry. He asked me if it was ok for him to continue and I said it was fine with me. After some of the stomach injections I've had in the cardiac unit in the past, this was a piece of cake. It was soon over and didn't really hurt that much.
This morning (Thursday), I'm due to have a Bone Scan at the hospital. The oncologist who I saw two weeks ago, thought that this would be the only scan worth doing at this stage as CT & MRI Scans probably wouldn't supply any new information. With already having had about the maximum radiation during Radiotherapy I don't think there's much they could do unless in the future, I had a lot of pain from a particular area and they needed to give me a blast of RT to try and control that.
So I think the plan for me is very much about trying to control the cancer's development. Lets hope that will be for many years.
Edited by member 05 Apr 2018 at 02:07
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