I felt marginally better today.
I did make it to my lesson, and Boss and I worked on the smooth tango routine given to me by the visiting pro and finally got it recorded so we won’t forget it. We actually got what we had (which is about 1/2 a routine) to the point where we could do it in time with the music. It was fun to work on and a good distraction.
I also finally heard from the oncologist directly today. He told me he doesn’t know why the menopause symptoms have come back even though I have been taking medication to control them, but that it was a definite sign that my ovaries are ‘dead’.
Not shocking news as it has been more than a year now since they showed any signs of starting to work again. Still a little hard to hear at 37.
Thankfully, he decided that instead of adding a new medication, it would be best to increase the dose on the one I am already taking to see if that helps to control the menopause symptoms. I like this strategy much better.
Having to increase the dose and get these symptoms under control means there will be a delay to my trying the hormone therapy again. It takes almost 1 month for the medication to reach full effectiveness and my oncologist wants to get my symptoms as much under control as possible before I start the HT which causes the same symptoms to be worse.
I will see the oncologist next at the end of May and we will go from there. The plan is to still start the HT at 1/2 dose and see how it goes.
I am still nervous for my surgery on Friday but I am really hoping it goes well and finally it will be the end of complications and that there will be an end in sight. I have decided to look forward as though all will be well and on the timeline I have been given and that when I return to dance in June I will be able to really commit myself and focus on moving forward.
Boss told me today that I will have an opportunity to do my silver tests in August, so that is something to look forward to for sure. I have some small plans for how I want to rebuild and I hope I will be able to carry them out.
I don’t know if I will dance tomorrow night before my surgery, but I hope I will have an opportunity. Just waiting to hear from Boss on that.