jaminkw Posted March 28, 2008 Share Posted March 28, 2008 Ever since I was dx'd, I've tried to concentrate on the lessons I need to learn in this process. One is to be more forthcoming with the physicians who are treating me. I'm going to paste my post to Dr West this morning to solidify my intent: To Dr West: Well, my attempts to try to rationalize not going on Avastin maintenance seem to fail me every time. Yesterday I called and made an appointment at my PCP'office and my regular doctor was in. He's in and out of town and has new docs covering his practice now. I've seen one of them a few times and like him but he's not my regular doctor. My bp was 200-something over 118. I asked him to keep me from stroking out until I went to MDACC on Tuesday so I could talk to my onc about not doing the Avastin maintenance. He looked right at me and said "I'll take care of your bp and you stay on the treatment." He said I look good and am holding my weight so it's doing something. I don't know if I'm sure what's doing what but I trust him. If Dr T backs him up, oh well, I'm with them. The new bp routine is Micardis 80mg, Metoprolol 100mg and Amlodipine 5 mg twice a day. It's working so far to bring it down but the real test will be 8 to 10 days after the next infusion. If it doesn't, he reminded me to call him on his personal cell like he told me to do before. I'm not doing a very good job on the lesson I need to learn about not wanting to bother people. Dr T's PA already admonished me for not reporting side effects to them. She said MDACC is very aggressive in treating side effects. Dr West, you've been "it" because of the distance the internet offers that makes it easier for me to reach out. But be assured I'm working on that problem and hopefully will start letting my PCP and Onc in on what's going on with me. Judy in Key West Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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