What a choice! You are right. Is this a short-term thing, the suppositories, or is it a forever kind of thing? That would influence my decision. And then there's the whole quality question. Is the pain so bad that, hey, you may as well be dying of cancer, because THIS is not living? These are the questions I would ask myself. We have had a couple of women, I think, who chose to take hormones after breast cancer, and they are doing okay. Suzanne Sommers swears by estrogen, despite having had brca, and insists it is a quality of life AND health issue for her.
I took hormones for a very brief period (I think it was only 10 days or so...) so they could tell if I was having actual periods or some other reason for bleeding (turned out it was some other reason). I have to admit, I wasn't very comfortable with it, and the gynocologist insisted it would do me no harm. I think she could have skipped to some other method, but I think it was just the easiest route. I didn't come to that conclusion til later.
Only you can decide what's best for you, Ellen, but of course, you already know that.
Happy decision making.
Love and hugs,
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