This is all so new to me. I am 68 and went for a routine mammogram March 4. It turned out NOT to be routine. A biopsy that day showed stage 1 very small ER+ tumor. Had oncoplasty April 9th with IORT (radiation during surgery). Both breasts were reduced during surgery. It took 12 weeks for my incision to completely close. I just took my 1st exemestane last night. I am supposed to take 1 every other night for 6 weeks and then begin daily. I have been dealing with menopause symptoms for about 20 years. Last period was 14 years ago. Some symptoms have decreased in frequency--liked the hot flashes and moodiness and some symptoms continue--like insomnia--mostly waking every 1-2 hours. Will exemestane start it all over?? I teach 2nd grade and school begins in 2 weeks. What can I expect with this drug? Does anybody have any encouraging stories about working fulltime and being on exemestane? Thank you for allowing me to be a part of this forum.
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