Jul 28, 2012 - 7:34 pm
I don't have ovarian cancer, my dx was appendix cancer but had a scare in April thinking the cancer had spread to ovary so my right ovary was removed. Anyway, this surgery in April combined with the surgery last year on appendix/colon put me into menopause. Not on any hrt right now but started Remifemin about 6 weeks ago. Was beginning to feel better, hot flashes/night sweats decreased in intensity and frequency and anxiety wasn't as bad - no symtoms stopped but they weren't as bad until about 10-14 days ago when they all ramped up to high gear again. My new oncologist ordered blood tests (including one for the thyroid) - get the results on Tuesday this week. My question is, surely with all the ladies here who had surgery/hysterectomy/oophrorectory (sp) someone here also must be struggling with menopause brought on by surgery, I can't be the only one?
Some other background info: I'm 52 so definitely am due for menopause but everything was normal until the surgery last June 2011 - have only had 2 periods in the past 14 months (these 2 periods happened 21 days apart in Feb/Mar and triggered the right ovary removal). Nothing since that time.
Guess I just would like to know if anyone else is suffering with this and what did you do, if anything, about it. Thanks, Ruffy