Its been 6 months since I had my last checkup on how my treatment is progressing.
I was quite nervous leading up to this recent appointment with the endocrinologist, as I have been feeling quite unwell.
I attended the appointment with my Mum, as I need to take someone because these visits dont get any easier. I explained to the specialist of my ongoing side effects headaches, nausea, fatigue, emotional, stressed, anxious, depressed mood, confusion, blurred vision, forgetfullness and many more have have added and increased.
Also explaining that this has had quite a huge impact in my daily routine, social interactions and putting my life on hold, with the uncertainty of what lies ahead.
The specialist was quite surprised with the side effects, especially some of which she was not familiar with until she noticed it was quite noticeable in my appearance.
The blood test results showed a slight increase as to what is expected of this treatment.
After a thorough discussion about what to do next, to my delight the specialist has decided to allow me to stop the treatment for a few months, after being on current treatment for nearly 2 years. What? Pardon? Yay! OMG! Wow.
Then review how my body reacts from a break from the treatment with a routine MRI and a bloodtest in January.
Until my next visit I need to reduce my stress levels and continue to help my body heal as best it can without treatment.
My ongoing journey with pituitary issues has been nearly 13 years and there is no cure, only to monitor and maintain my health and wellbeing with treatment, routine testing and endocrinologist visits. Art Therapy, Positivity and amazing support network is the key to never giving up on my journey.
Thats it from me for now as I continue my journey forward in a slightly different direction.