About two weeks ago I felt like a switch had been turned on--I felt so very good. I still feel good. I haven't felt this good in years, mostly, I thought because of side effects of the many, many treatments I have had. But now I suddenly have more energy, do without naps, my brain seems to be functioning better, my appetite has returned and is even more ferocious than before, etc. .
If you remember, my calcium several weeks ago went way up, and I ended up in the hospital. I was feeling pretty bad. Even after I got out of the hospital they could not seem to get the calcium down, and I was feeling worse and worse. I had Zometa, but two weeks after that calcium was still up. Then the "switch" went off, and I felt great. A couple of days ago I had labs again, and the calcium is now normal. Maybe it was a delayed reaction to Zometa.
One doc said that he thought my feeling good has everything to do with the calcium coming down. I don't know the cause for sure, but I'm thrilled about the "new" me.
They have no idea what caused the rise in calcium in the first place, but a special blood test was done to see if it was caused by the cancer metastases. I found out that it is not coming from the cancer! Hooray, but no one knows what caused the rise in calcium, or if it will return.
Just thought I'd share about this calcium business--I don't think I've heard about anyone else who had calcium problems.