Quick cancer update

Today I left home at 9:30 am, returning at 2 pm, to see an oncologist who is more of an expert on my particular weird kind of cancer than most. She will be consulting with someone from Sloan-Kettering (a decidedly GM-funded institute), but so far it appears that I might be able to cut back on my once-dirt-cheap, now exceedingly-expensive “performance dis-enhancing” drugs. We can only hope…

mitotane

At the last, I’d like to take less of them. Side effects are memory loss, lack of focus, diarrhea, hot flashes, fatigue, and some other things I can’t remember because of the memory loss, and I seem to have struck every single side effect on the list. Also, did I mention that, since Bristol-Myers Squibb realized nobody else makes them, they could raise the price from $6.47 per month to $1,100 per month? Or, if you’re a dog, around $40/month. (Side note: the caption is “over a month’s supply.” At eight per day, actually, it’s less than a month’s supply by a smaller bottle.)

There are people in much worse shape than I am, who actually have cancer that won’t go away. I’m trying to stop one from coming back a second time. So far that seems to have been successful, but it could well be that the cancer was completely removed and I’m just enriching Bristol-Myers Squibb and screwing myself up for no good reason. There is no way to tell.