Friday, April 13, 2012

Hormone Replacement Therapy

This is a small tablet that I'm supposed to take every day for 5 years.

It sweeps away my "egg-laying" estrogen in favour of "stable testosterone".

At first it was all about the roles coaster ride of up-down/hot-cold... The hot flashes were..
OMG!!!! hot, hot, hot, hot, hot, hot, hot, hot, hot, hot, hot, hot! Seriously! I hope you never experience the sensation of having the sweat glands on you knee caps open wide and start sprinkling in an effort to cool you down! It is gross!

Waking every night, every 1.5 -2 hours like clock work to find yourself swimming in a pool of sweat... not good for you or your partner! Mind you, once I cooled down and found that I had my own space for a change... :-)) It's all good.

Hot flashes only lasted 8 months or so... I still get flushed now and then but it doesn't compare. "oh no, my neck is hot and sweaty."
"Freakin' Front Doors! It's flaming hot... I could throw up it's so sickly hot!"

That's past. But now the upside of hormone replacement therapy. ;-))

OMG I feel 24 again. And it's hard because I keep looking in the mirror and that is clearly NOT a 24 yr old hotty! My hormones are off the charts! I like it, I hate it. I like it, it's so very, very frustrating. I like it... I'm such a cougar! A very, very caged and dangerous big cat.

On the bright side, I when from looking 34 (pre chemo) to looking 48 (ravaged by chemo) to looking my age. I'm a fabulous 40 (ish).

I stand by this request: I deserve a mulligan! did 40 twice!

Post Post Post Recovery

Wow... I had no idea how long it has been since I last blogged here.
ONce cancer treatments were over it was like... done now. I don't need to keep bringing folk down. I'm sorry that I haven't shared how easy recovery was.

I stopped being treated. My hair started to come in. Thank GOD for eyelashes!!!!!! Man! That was brutal! You have no idea how important those little dust flick-away hairs are! Seriously!

After some time my mouth's chemistry stabilized and things started t taste normal. I still get an exciting blast of chill that radiates across my chest when I drink anything chilled. But that's kind of nice (rush)