Thanksgiving with a side of hormone therapy

I might be getting the hang of this tamoxifen thing. Or not. It’s probably too soon to tell for sure. It’s been about a week and a half and I think not taking my afternoon dose too late is key. For some reason if I take it closer to bed time I have what I perceive to be restless leg syndrome. I don’t actually know what restless leg syndrome is but I imagine it feels like your leg muscles get all tense and spasticky. There are some hot flashes but it’s getting so cold now that it doesn’t bother me except at night when I can’t ever be satisfied with the covers on OR off, or even half on/half off. I also feel kind of joint achy or arthritic, especially first thing in the morning when I’m doing the zombie shuffle-walk into the kitchen. I’ve been trying to take walks (not zombie) because that seems to help with the achy joints. This Thanksgiving weekend though has been mostly about watching tv and movies. I love Disney movies, but my daughter says I have an unhealthy obsession with watching Tangled which is so not true, I’ve only seen it about twenty-two times. I hope everyone had a wonderful carb loading tryptophan extravaganza like I did.

So speaking of my new hormone therapy which I will be taking for the next ten years, this is the list of potential side effects associated with Tamoxifen. I saw weight loss on there and got all excited but then saw weight gain lower down the list. Bastards. It’s a pretty shitty list really.


Regarding my smashed up Friday the 13th car, it’s looking like Tomas will be able to fix it.  I never doubted it because seriously he could construct an Optimus Prime out of any five random items found in the kitchen junk drawer. Before the crash I asked him what he wanted for Christmas and he said give him something to fix. Ask and you shall receive.