Hi Julie! Good to "see you" but sorry about surgery and surgical menopause>>. Are you not a good candidate for the aromatase inhibators for an additional 5 years??? You will be in my thoughts and prayers and hopefully you can feel my hugs come Monday.
Love ya, Marge
Hi Julie! Congrats on the brave decision that you have made! I know that it wasn't easy but if it will help beat this darn disease, then it was the right one. I had a total hystrectomy when I was 31. Not because of cancer but an infection after the birth of my 2nd dd. Menopause is not easy but you can handle it. After all, you have handled having cancer and all of the treatments and side effects. Right? Right! The "power surges" were tough as was the emotional aspect. One min I would be laughing and the next crying. But it did pass and I did survive,as you will. Do you know if you will have a vaginal or abdominal? I understand that the vaginal is much quicker to recover from. Either way, you will need to plan on NOT driving for several weeks. NOT lifting anything heavy. (don't want to tear those stitches!) Just take it easy and be treated like a queen. One thing that I do remember that helped was keeping a bed pillow close so that I could hold it agst my stomach when I got up or sat down or when my dog decided that he wanted to jump into my lap. Just remember, this will help you continue to beat this disease and you will do fine.
Lots of healing thoughts and prayers...Deb