Bone scan to be scheduled

I had my routine oncology appointment yesterday - another phone call.  Primarily it was to get the results of my echocardiogram.  I'm normal, who knew?! 😉

Following my 12 week break from Trastuzumab, Pertuzumab and Zometa, I've had 3 cycles.  During the 12 weeks off treatment I think the levels of drugs in my body must have got pretty low as I definitely had more energy and felt pretty good.  Now that I'm back on treatment again I'm feeling some of the side effects, mainly fatigue.  The queen of nana naps and early nights is back!  Not one for conformity, I've developed a weird side effect of my voice sounding like it's weak and might crack - this happened during my initial 6 rounds of chemo and then it finally returned to normal.  I thought it was a thing of the past.  Apparently not.  

I don't know if it's lockdown that's got to me - too much time on my hands to think, or if it's a bit of "scanxiety" but I've been concerned about the pain in my knees and right shoulder.  I told Dr Nathan, my oncologist in yesterday's phone consultation and he suggested I have a bone scan to check them out.  I've only had one bone scan and I'm not a fan.  I freak out in a car wash when the roller comes down.  Well that's what a bone scan's like, the scanner comes down close to your body like the car wash roller, only difference it takes pictures rather than sprays water.  In those kinds of situations I tend to hold my breath - only problem is, the scan is at least 30 mins and I can't hold my breath for that long 😳.

Video explaining a bone scan by Cancer Research UK


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