Oh, for heaven's sake!! My beautiful cousin just mentioned, offhand-like, that I hadn't posted since November. I didn't quite believe her until I checked for myself.
Well, enough of that Pity Party. I won't know for a couple more months whether jumping off the dock did anything more than make me wet and cold, so I might as well get back to business...
For anyone interested, yes, I am getting side effects from the Aromasin. As usual, at least one of them is extremely rare. So far, none of them are terribly debilitating, although some are fairly unpleasant. And no, this is probably not all of them - some of the known side effects can show up months and even years later (if I get lucky enough to have years ahead of me to get side effects in, I will try to be gracious enough not to whine too much about it. I did say try, right?)
If the Aromasin works and gives me more functional time (although as Dr. Bouncy reminds me, probably not actual lifespan time), the side effects will be worth it. It's the Wait And See that's hard. Well, it's all hard, but the Wait And See is particularly tough, especially when you don't feel that you have much time for many other experiments if this one doesn't work out.
In the meantime, we are taking advantage of what time we have, as much as we can. We are doing as many of the Christmas Traditions as we can fit in. We are looking forward to the arrival of a very dear friend from New York City in the near future, and the arrival of an old friend from D.C. in the New Year, and perhaps the arrival of my only and aforementioned girl cousin soon after that. If time, health, and tax returns allow, we will try to get in another small vacation in the next six months or so. We'll make what plans we can, while we can.
Because we don't have time to waste.