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Meet with the Radiation Oncologist

by on December 9, 2010

After my radiation appt, I met with Dr. Ngo, my radiation oncologist. I wrote him a note telling him how my symptoms are getting worse so he put me back on those darn steroids (Decadron 4mg 2x a day) Not as much as the first time (actually half as much) and he wasn’t the doctor who originally put me on the steroids (it was my neurosurgeon) so this time I just have to watch the dosing carefully – my neurologist said it was a low enough dose to easily wean off of. After taking one dose of the decadron, I felt less overwhelmed with my symptoms but still have them! The first time I took them it was like night and day -one minute I’m lying in bed in a fetal position wishing the dizziness would stop where I couldn’t even stand up without falling down to feeling almost normal! This time the steroids didn’t have that dramatic of an impact but at least it’s helping (there is no way I would be writing this blog if I was as overwhelmed as I was a few hours ago! After taking the decadron, I was able to go downstairs (still with help) and eat some lunch. What a crazy day! Just resting now!

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One Comment
  1. Jennifer Dang permalink

    Good Morning, Satomi! We just moved and have the internet up. Just caught up on your and Sean’s blog.

    Hang in there and take it one day at a time — things will eventually get better!

    Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers!

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