Yesterday was the last day I took Tamoxifen

I have been taking it daily for the last 5 years after my diagnoses of breast lobular carcinoma in situ and atypical ductal hyperplasia.  For the background you can go to The Prevention of Breast Cancer and It’s a Beautiful Day It took a bit to decide that tamoxifen was the right choice.  And finally on April 25, 2011 I took my first one.  I have been through 2 needle biopsies, bilateral lumpectomies, 5 breast MRIs, 2 breast ultrasounds and 6 mammograms.  I believe the worst moment of my life so far was crying in the hallway outside the waiting room bathrooms of the surgery center with needles coming out of my breasts covered with paper cups and a patient gown.  I am SO thankful my husband and my father were there to support me. But now I get to celebrate.  I get to celebrate being done with 5 years of little white pills, having the same breast cancer risk now as the average American woman (which is still too high) and not having to have yearly MRIs.  So how would you suggest I celebrate this? I am thinking pink champagne. pink champagne But all us adult females still need to do our breast self exams and get our mammograms as well as remember those still fighting the fight and those who lost it.

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13 Responses to Yesterday was the last day I took Tamoxifen

  1. Elaine Weedman says:

    Happy dance for you my dear!

  2. Congratulations ladybug!! Blessing are upon you!

    I like the pink too!

  3. Chloe Reynolds says:

    Holy cow honey, I’m going for the pink champagne too, we’ll maybe pink grapefrute sence I can’t drink the good stuff, or maybe I’ll just put some red food colouring in my water sence acid fruits make me pee all night, but I’m with you babe!

  4. Michelle says:

    So happy for you, Donna!

  5. Ann says:

    Congratulations!!! So happy for you! I’d go with pink champagne 😀

  6. sheepsclothing says:

    congratulations! I’m sure it feels like a big weight sliding off your shoulders. So happy for you 🙂

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