Referring to my previous post, here’s a new update on the progression of my journey.
Having been taking a chemotherapy prescribed tablet since the start of January, I can reveal that there has been some great improvement.
The side effects I still haven’t managed to shake are being really tired, feeling dizzy, light-headed and low blood pressure, headaches are minimal, and anxiety is a constant effect I need to control.
As some of you know I have been absent from my work commitments. Having this time to put myself and my health first I am spending my time working on the progression of my art and new creative pieces to develop my hobby into a business.
As Toll-Art has been a huge part of my life, being able to express my feelings, emotions, thoughts, ideas and inspiration into each piece of artwork I create, I have chosen to develop my interests on a higher level. I have been learning new skills, working with new material and fibers, and creating pieces to share with others.
Over the last 7 months has been an exciting time for preparing to get my artwork out into a broader community, with an art exhibition coming up in October and two pieces I am submitted.
Now on the health front. I had my routine bloodtests done 2 weeks prior to the upcoming appointment, as some of the tests can take a few days longer than others to ensure the results are there for my Endocrinologist appointment.
A few days before I see the endocrinologist I visit my local GP, as he gets a copy of the results to, to make sure the bloodtests results are all complete. There was a slight delay in my results due to paperwork going missing, but thankfully it was found in time to be tested and complete.
I visited my local GP and he was pleased with the results, but needed to get the further explanation and steps to progress further with the visit to the endocrinologist.
A small relief to minimise my anxiety prior to seeing the Endocrinologist and could enjoy the next two days.
The visit with the Endocrinologist was on the Friday just gone, as the appointments are scheduled every 3-4 months.
I was quite pleased and will share with you that the Chemotherapy tablets has helped improve the levels of the Prolactinoma, dropping my levels from ‘1234 mIU/L to 872 mIU/l’ . With the normal, safe and under control range being 59-619 mIU/L.
With every other part of the Pituitary functioning with in the normal range eg. TSH, T4, T3, FSH, LH, E2, IGF1, is quite a relief also.
The endocrinologist was quite please with the Cortisol level reduced to being within the range even thought its at the highest level, I still need to take care and get my stress and anxiety levels kept to a minimum, as the elevation affects the Prolactinoma.
Considering the great results I still need to continue on this journey to improve further. I need to continue with the treatment at the reduced dose for the next 4 months, and be hopeful that in this timeframe the levels will remain stable (with a slight chance of elevation or reduction) before my next visit.
I will get my routine yearly MRI done to show if there is any changes, and the regular bloodtests to show further results prior to my visit in February.
Over the next few months I will continue to live the Paleo diet lifestyle, taking natural vitamins and minerals for my health, with the updates and further information and photos added to my websites. Check back soon for updated information and will continue to sharing my journey with you all.
Sending Hope, Harmony and Healing to you all.
“Be appreciative and thankful for what you have and the universe will send angels, beautiful souls and positive energy your way” ~ Toll-Art