I was so excited and still am about my 5 year anniversary. I even went ahead and schedule surgery to reduce and lift the non-cancer breast to become somewhat even. Had my visit with oncologist yesterday and was so ready to move on to next step. Problem is my blood test show I am not in menopause which you need to be to take the letrozole. They are recommending I take due to the nature of the orginal cancer. Evidently I'm looking at either taking monthly lupron shots until natural menopause or surgically removing ovaries. I thought for sure I had been thrown into menopause. No periods, changing skin, hot flashes and night sweats (early on in treatment which led to zoloft) vaginal dryness, saggy non-radiated boob. And no memory !
So now, I'm looking at cancelling my vanity surgery in anticipation I may need to do handle the ovaries.
Any information/advise you ladies can share with me will be greatly appreciated.
If anyone has done the lupron or the oophrectomy your experiences will appreciated.
I just read another post about coverage being denied for that surgery plus a hysterectomy. I will have to check that out. I did get the OK for the left breast reduction.
P.S. I cannot believe Carla has passed and I missed it in the paper. She struggled so much from the beginning. I felt guilty I was doing well. Because of her struggles I pray for her peace now and that of her family. God Bless you OhioRed ! Your Buckeyes beat Michigan today. Love, Julie (jules)