Monday, March 14, 2011
That Was Quick
Another person was scheduled ahead of me, but since she wasn't there, they went ahead and took me. My appointment was 7:00 a.m. I was done by 7:03.
Because of my position at school - I'm a licensed librarian, working as a classified librarian - hourly and not allowed to go in early - I found myself back at home with a good half hour to kill. That was unexpected. I could have gone over to the pharmacy to buy the special cream they want me to use to help with skin irritation. However the pharmacy doesn't open until 9:00 a.m. Thankfully, they are open until 5:30, so I'll have time to run back by there after school.
So, how am I feeling after this first treatment? Hyper aware. I know that any side effects would not show up 30 minutes after the treatment, but I feel as though I'm on alert for any twitch or hiccup. I'm sure that will subside as I get into the routine.
Now, it's time for another cup of coffee and then off to school for the challenge of learning how to run a cash register for the book fair and hope the hot flashes don't cause me to sweat too much. Turns out that I can't use deodorant under my left arm for the entire 6 1/2 weeks. Gross! That will be another interesting side effect. Since taking the tamoxifen, I've noticed that the smell of my deodorant - one I've used for a long time - what is supposed to be a nice fresh powder scent - sometimes makes me nauseous. With one side smelling sickly powder fresh and the other side like a Texas football player who just finished two-a-days no one is going to want to stand too close to me until May. At least I'm doing this during March in Colorado and not July in Texas.