Saw the GYN today!

And do I LOVE this guy!! He was the doctor who delivered baby Cailin. He also did his homework! He asked how Cailin and Mary were doing and if being a Grandma was going ok!

The task at hand is to determine whether I have an ovary that might still be functioning enough to give off estrogen and thereby possibly being a source to trigger another cancer. His rule was that if the FSH test came back under 50 I was to have an MRI to see if the could find the ovary. My FSH levels are at a 45. Barely under the wire! I have an MRI scheduled for next Monday. Once found it will be removed laparoscopically.

The test results will also determine which medication I will be on for the next 5 years. I’m hoping it isn’t going to be Tamoxifen. That really didn’t work well for me. If I understand my oncologist correctly Tamoxifen shouldn’t be an option being that I am technically more menopausal that not. Does that make sense? :o)

I suspect I’ll have one of the following three as options:  Femara, Arimidex or Aromasin. There is another on (Herceptin) but we already know I don’t qualify for that one.

This is exciting news for me! I see light at the end of the tunnel! It is so good to be able to tackle what I see as the road blocks. I am especially happy that I can have the MRI! I really need to have an answer to the “missing ovary” mystery once and for all!

I’m off to dig my car out of the drive way…happy Monday!

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