Unfortunately, the rash is not finished with me, so it’s back to the allergist next week. Either I misunderstood many many things, or many many things were not communicated to me very well because getting to the bottom of the rash is still a priority. My oncologist doesn’t want to move forward until the rash is gone. No shadows, no lingering patches, it needs to be entirely gone before we figure out next steps. And in a perfect world, someone will determine what exactly caused the rash to begin with.
It feels like it’s been an eternity for me, but it’s only been about 2 weeks since I finished the Prednisone. I’m told drug reactions can take 4-6 weeks to clear the system, sometimes longer. So it’s back to waiting.
As far as any new plan for tamoxifen alternatives, there is none. And I gather there won’t be one for at least a few more weeks. I’m slowly learning to be okay with that. After so many weeks and months of cancer being the enemy, it’s been hard to process the fact that the rash is now the primary concern. I tend to think, I have a rash, it’s annoying, but it’s not a big deal. My doctors, especially my oncologist, think otherwise.
It’s good to know that the cancer is not a threat right now. And I just need to trust in the rest.