I will be entering a drug induced menopause by taking Lupron shots in my butt every month for the next 5 1/2 years! This will suppress my ovaries. I will be adding an oral drug (Femara) which is in the class of an aromatase inhibitor!
This may seem okay and not as bad as having a recurrence, right? But this is going to screw up my life big time--- there is a reason why we need those hormones in our body. They help with our mental and physical health as well as our metabolism.
Just today I dropped off Sahil at a day camp. The lady there said he was gorgeous and I need to have more kids to populate this world with beautiful children. Long before this new turn in treatment, we decided that our family was complete. We were thinking of adopting or gestational carrier briefly.
So this statement by a harmless stranger didn't get me, but the irony of it struck me!
Not excited but going to do it. This all because of one study called SOFT Trial (http://www.ascopost.com/ViewNews.aspx?nid=20664). See the results below. A few percentage point of "potential" progression free survival makes me think it may be worth it after all. I will do anything for this gorgeous boy of mine. With pursed lips I squeak meekly "bring it on"!!!