My husband brought to my attention the article in the AZ Republic today. Thinking I would find answers to some of my medical problems, I quickly read the article only to find out about your web site. I have never written anything to a web site and doubt you have the space needed, but here goes. I am fifty-nine years old, married for forty one years to the same man, (top that one)and have medical problems that continue to amaze me. Like you Michelle, I had a complete hysterectomy, I was fifty at the time and had a benign tumor. I coded twice in surgery (found I have vasal vagal,) my bladder was nicked which required emergency bladder surgery.I wasn't allowed to eat because they couldn't hear anything in my abdominal area and thought I might have to have surgery to remove the blockage. I was so out of it from the pain medication they had me on for the first couple of days that I didn't really relate to my hot flashes I was having. They are actually more like hot flushes as the sheets had to be changed each time. I was given an Estridiol patch to wear. The hot flashes were still unbearable so I was given oral Estridiol as well as the patch. Prior to this surgery I had been using a compound of testosterone. My doctor said he had never seen anyone without it except of course me! So now my testosteroe and my estrogen are being added to by body for all intense purposes. Two years later I develop breast cancer. The cancer is estrogen receptor positive. This takes away all estrogen related products from my body. My hot flashes are horrific. My office thermostat is set at sixty two degrees and I have a fan on my desk that I turn on throughout the day,My job at the time is in upper management, in charge of all accounting and related reports for two high volume dealerships.I had to leave my job because it was had for me to solve complex problems. My memory was a pipe, everything flew out of my head.Management would tell me they had a convesation with me the prior week and I could not remember being there or that it even took place. I would promise to take care of something and by the time I walked out of the room, I would forget. Budgets became impossible for me. Even though I set them up I didn't remember how I came up with the numbers,So I decided it wouldn't be fair to the gentlemen I worked for to continue on. So I left my $150,000 job and moved to Arizona to retire.So here I am, missing my insides, my breast with dried up skin,hair loss,and worst of all NOT AN OUNCE OF SEX LIFE JUST GONE. I have told my doctors that it's all from no estrogen. I want back on it for a quality of life issue. I read several books a week but cannot remember the title or the authors name.Anywy, it's very hard to get a job when you have scrambled brains.
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