Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Side Effects

If there is a single part of your body that chemo doesn't mess with, I want to know about it. Overall, I'm doing really well. I'm still having some emotional side effects, but I've pretty much physically gotten back to normal. My biggest problem at the moment is menopause. The chemo has thrust me headlong into menopause at the age of 33. I have minor symptoms like hot flashes and other symptoms that are much worse. I can't take oral hormones because of the cancer, so I'm pretty much stuck. This stinks beyond comprehension. I'm hoping any day now my ovaries will kick back into gear and start working again, but, the truth is, they may never start working again. I guess I'll just have to deal with that when I get there. Oh great, I'm having a hot flash right now.