So, first I have to back track… I had my full body check at my dermatologist’s office on Valentine’s Day. All looked good and there were no concerns. They recommended that I come back in 3 years. Wow, great news. In other random news, we paid our yearly storage fee for our embryos. So, those 7 lil guys/gals are safe and sound for another year or so.
Then, this past Monday, I had my 6 month follow-up appointment with my oncologist. The appointment was very easy and uneventful (which is good). He first did a breast exam and felt under my armpits. Then we talked briefly about Tamoxifen. I had thought about bringing up my usual question, “Do I really have to be on this for 5 years?” But I decided that since its only been 6 months or so, that maybe I shouldn’t be so whiny. I have heard/read that some women take it for 2 or 3 years, stop the drug to start a family and then resume the drug. However, I decided to hold back on starting this conversation until I have at least hit the 2 year mark with Tamoxifen. So, I won’t be back at the oncologists office for another 6 months (end of August).