• Another anniversary...

    Asked by Dick_K on Wednesday, March 6, 2019

    Another anniversary...

    It's time for me to record another special anniversary. I have now been on vemurafenib for nine years and sun sensitivity is the only lingering side effect. My entire medical team is female and they all side with my wife when I try to convince them that doing housework causes discomfort and is another side effect, apparently there aren't enough facts to support my claim.

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    • Jayne's Avatar
      Jayne

      Awesome news! Congrats and sorry to say, I also side with your wife and team. :-).

      9 months ago
    • cllinda's Avatar
      cllinda

      Congratulations. Each milestone should be celebrated. And I'm on your wife's team!

      9 months ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      Big congrats! My immunotherapy has the same side effects. I buy into them completely.

      9 months ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      Congratulations! And happy cancerversary! Stick to your guns on that last side effect!

      9 months ago
    • SandiA's Avatar
      SandiA

      Congratulations that’s wonderful!

      As for the side effect. My medical oncologist is a male and when I told him I got dizzy out shopping he and my husband said it was the shopping and I can do house work just no shopping. So I’m on your side if I can’t shop I can’t do house work.

      9 months ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar
      BuckeyeShelby

      Congrats on your cancerversary. Do you do windows...?

      9 months ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      Congrats Hang in there Dick. The medical profession is just recognizing Chemo Brain maybe in a few years they will recognize the "housework syndrome" as a permanent after affect of cancer. Hang in there let's work together on this matter

      9 months ago
    • Terri's Avatar
      Terri

      Wonderful News!

      9 months ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      Congratulations! If you Google, I’m sure you will eventually come up with some “expert” whose studies support your claim.

      9 months ago
    • Bug's Avatar
      Bug

      Congratulations! That’s really good news.

      Hey, I’ll use a paper cut as an excuse not to do housework. :-D

      9 months ago
    • beachbum5817's Avatar
      beachbum5817

      Congratulations on your 9 year anniversary. I also agree with you on the housework issue. I use all sorts of excuses to avoid it for as much and as long as possible. Take care.

      9 months ago

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