It’s been a week since my last post and still no news of surgery
I’ve been away for a few days to the lakes with my girly (which was fab) and i’m catching up with some work.
Anyway, just a few things to mention:
- The cabergoline seems to be taking hold. The first 24 hours after taking my 1/2 tablet are the worst in terms of a hangover head, low concentration, fuzzy thoughts and tiredness. However, days two and three are always much better. On day 4 i take the next 1/2 a tablet in the afternoon so normally feel rough early evening. All in all i feel the drug is helping. I was concerned with my symtoms after taking the drug but Nurse M at The Christie confirmed that my experience is really quite typical and that the Professor wants me to keep taking the pill
- Oh I have been in touch with Profs secretary Mrs M a few times (at The Christie) and she is chasing up a date for my surgery with Mr G. Albeit i understand that there are other people waiting for surgery this waiting around is driving me around the bend. It wouldn’t be so bad if i’d at least been given an indication on timescale but it was left open in that it could be a week, two weeks or a month or two and all depends on the surgeons workload and his holiday plans. This is fair enough but from where im sitting no news just increases my anxiety and i cant think of anything else than getting this sucker out and then treating my acromegaly
- In terms of the acromegaly and its treatment, as i understand it the cabergoline should suppress the IGF 1, shrink the tumour and also suppress the prolactin level. Read more in this article
That’s it for now. Take care and have a great week