I saw MO today. As usual, I was there FOR-EV-ER, but honestly, I don’t mind. It gave me time to catch up on some journaling, to-do lists and reading. I had my blood drawn before, so I knew he’d be able to tell me if I was quickly killing my liver with all of the Advil I’ve been taking.
Of course, the first thing he asked was if anything was new “aside from the sunburn”. I laughed and muttered “shut up” under my breath and then we chatted about what had happened. He summed it up this way: “Wake up. Put on sunscreen.” When I protested that I had but that I had (a) thought I was safe in the shade and (b) that I was out there for a long time he replied with a perfect “Read the bottle – you have to reapply!” I was cracking up.
My blood work was perfectly fine and he cleared me to move up to full dose of the Z over about 5 days. I’m starting with just adding the 4th pill to the nighttime dose for 5 days, and then will add to the morning dose. I’m really really hoping the side effects don’t kick my ass too hard, but next up are fatigue, nausea and rash. My odds, given my history, aren’t good, but fingers crossed I’ll get lucky this time!
I’m scheduled for blood work in September and then a PET scan October 1st. Let’s hope Z is doing its job!