I learned yesterday never to assume that the doctor wants to hear everything that is wrong with you. The doctor cares about their specialty area. So even though I had a list of things for my oncologist, she said none of those sound breast cancer related so I should talk to my primary care about them if they continue. Fair enough. But she wants to see me back in six months - what happened to yearly follow ups? I'm still waiting for those.
I also learned yesterday that when a doctor prescribes medicine, you need to know if it is 'instead of' something you are already taking or 'in addition to'. I assumed 'instead of' and it was really a case of 'in addition to' so I had to refigure out my pills for the week.
Finally, I also learned yesterday I do not function well without enough sleep. I felt like I was walking around in a fog all day. Last night, I did get enough sleep and feel almost like a human being today. Almost, but not quite human.