I had a follow up visit with Dr. Beth DuPree on November 27th. The first thing she did upon walking into the exam room was express her regret and apology for the difficult catheter removal. My post-op visit was uneventful, and I was released with flying colors. I was also given permission to return to my water aerobics, which I did the very next day.
However, it’s not over. . . I was directed to set up an appointment with a medical oncologist, Dr. Pallav Mehta, at Holy Redeemer Hospital to discuss whether I need to go on medication to suppress estrogen and progesterone since my tumor was hormone driven. I’m hoping if I need to take this route that we can find an effective natural, plant-based supplement as opposed to a drug.
I was also directed to set up a mammogram in 3 months and return to see Dr. DuPree in 6 months. I walked out wondering if this will ever be over? Will I always be under close scrutiny?
. . . and so it is