I usually go on the last week of the month whenever I am scheduled for a check-up with my Oncologist. But being scheduled this December, I am in two minds about going on the first week or in January since there will be a lot of activities and gatherings during December. I am wary about going for laboratory and diagnostic tests and check-up during this season for what the doctor might say will ruin my celebratory mood. Besides, from October onwards, I have been celebrating with my family and friends their birthdays, which means that I’ve been failing to stick to my healthy diet. What’s a celebration without cakes, fatty foods, and pasta? I’d surely have a bad result for my blood chemistry especially with my lipid profile.
On the other hand, I am the type who always wants to get things over and done with. And my most valid reason for wanting to go earlier is I would be switching to Arimidex from Tamoxifen to hopefully arrest its side effects on my body, and I need the doctor’s prescription.
If I could delay going I would, but I remember how I was reprimanded by the doctor then for delaying my visit. Usually, with the long line of patients, she must probably be tired and has a short fuse. I dread waiting for hours in the doctor’s clinic, not to mention subjecting my body unwillingly to the laboratory and diagnostic tests.
Maybe the Christmas season is a good excuse.