Thursday, October 28, 2010

UCSF Update

I drove into UCSF yesterday to meet my new endocrinologist, since my old one transferred elsewhere. My day started off well with a free drink coupon from Starbucks because they were closed due to lack of hot water! But I ended the day kind of frustrated and disappointed.

I've had very minimal improvement on 40mg Sandostatin every 3 weeks. I've been looking into other options. Based on my MRI she stated that it doesn't look like I'm a candidate for re-operation. I'd really hoped I could avoid the expensive monthly Sandostatin shots, call me optimistic. I do stress about insurance continuing to pay that costly bill every month for me, although I have no basis for worry.

She also reminded me that Gamma Knife Radiation is an option. Maybe I'll try it, when they can guarantee I'll turn into a superhero. Forget Acromegaly, I want to be She-Hulk! :-D

The other option my prior endo and this one are pushing on me is trying the lowest dose of Dostinex/Cabergoline. I remember having some side-effects when I was on it before. I always seem to have side-effects with any drug, so I try to avoid them. Maybe I'll stop being so stubborn, resisting their advice. I'm a bad patient.