Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Radiotherapy - Induced Menopause

A month after the major surgery which was somewhere in January, i had an appointment with the Oncologist.

The Oncologist consulted the following :

1. 6 cycles of Chemotherapy; or

2. Continue with new medicine. The current Tamoxifen pills are no longer effective. However, in order to prescribe me with new pills, I have to be induced-menopause first!

What is the process to be induced menopause?

A. Minor operation to remove the 'telur' (immediate & can start with new pills asap); or

B. Radiotherapy 4x. Blood test after 1 or 2 months to monitor 'telur'. If confirmed menopause, then only will start with new pills.

There are thousand types of pills and every pills will be observed closely if they suit me well. Hmmmm...
  1. Induced Menopause Directory. Menopause is the end of a woman's menstrual cycle and fertility and is a normal condition that all women experience as they age. It occurs when the ovaries no longer produce estrogen and progesterone, two necessary hormones for a woman's reproductive cycle to function.
I got freak out hearing doctor's explanation. Removal of ovaries??? So, at that time, i told doctor i need time to decide which treatment to proceed with.

After 5mths, Decided to go with option #2B - new pill & radiotherapy. Has recently completed my 4x radiotherapy (9.6.2015 - 12.6.2015) in HKL. Feeling good so far. 

I guess I will be experienced all these??!! Hmm..

Can't imagine myself going thru the chemo again. Chemo might be the best treatment, however there are so many factors to consider before making any decision. So, radiotherapy it is. Done this before.  Of coz different targeted area. This time, pointed from top & bottom angles.

Anyway, I should have not delay any treatments on the first place. I should have done it right away mths earlier. I believe the cells are still there. I can feel them.

Giving up?? I don't know. Just follow with the flow. I am not sure how long i can stand. I am not sure how far my journey is. I am not sure if i can wait till my children grow bigger. But, one thing for sure I have done my very best for my beloved children and family. If it's time, i'll go with satisfaction. The kids will be in good hands.

Moga Allah permudahkan semuanya dan panjangkan umurku. Amin..


5 comments:

  1. Amin. Tuhan sebaik-baik perancang. Pray for u Just.

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  2. Amin.. I keep you always in my prayer moi.

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  3. Aminnn... Sia selalu ada ma ko aa... :)

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  4. This is so hard to go thru but i know you can do it. Chayo cahyo just..

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You're 'bout to corner... ;p