Today I spoke with Dr. Shimizu’s office and it turns out I didn’t need insurance approval after all for radiation, so tomorrow I go see him. It will start off with a one-on-one and then over to the planning session. I don’t know if this means I get measured and the tattoos tomorrow or I’ll have to go back again. Tomorrow it will be exactly 3 weeks since my surgery so everything seems to be going as planned.
This afternoon I met with Dr. Bernstein. We talked about the treatment after radiation. Turns out I won’t go on Tamoxifen or Raloxifene. The drug that I could go on causes bones to become weak. So, in case I do go on that drug, I have to go in for a bone density test. I need to have this done anyway since I’m post-menopausal. He said it’s completely up to me if I want to go on the drugs afterwards.
I will post tomorrow after I meet with Dr. Shimizu.