Some of you may remember from awhile back, that there have been concerns about Lizze going into early menopause. Lizze was adopted and so her medical history is a bit of a mystery.
One of the things we do know with relative certainty is that early menopause is something that her biological mother experienced.
Those of you that have been around awhile might also remember that Lizze have a complete hysterectomy a couple of years ago. Things with her internal mommy parts weren’t going well for her and after several consultations with multiple doctors, it was decided that she had to have a complete hysterectomy for medical reasons.
They took everything but her ovaries.
For some time now, there has been concern that Lizze was going through early menopause.
Lizze began experiencing hot flashes shortly after her hysterectomy. Over the last two years or so, they have been steadily getting worse. They are so bad now that she can’t sleep at night.
We called the Cleveland Clinic to find a new Gyn. They have the top Gyn clinic in the state. The waiting list for her new doctor is a couple of months. However, after explaining what was going on, they contacted us back and the doctor wants her in right away.
The wait went from several months to about a week from now.
Here’s the kicker, the reason she had to have the hysterectomy in the first place was because she couldn’t have hormone therapy, due to her history of blood clots.
If she is indeed entering into early menopause, I don’t know if they can do hormone replacement therapy. I mean, if they couldn’t before, why would they now?
Perhaps this time, the benefits will outweigh the risks.
This next week is going to be a big one for Lizze.
If anyone has any knowledge or experience in the area of early menopause, please feel free to share. I’m doing my own research but it’s no match for personal experience.
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