I spoke with my radiologist and he said that it’s unusual but not impossible for me to be starting menopause this soon. He mentioned if it were to happen quickly it would usually be at least six months down the road, but I should definitely have my hormones tested soon to be sure. From my own experience, I seem to be a lot more in tune with what’s going on with my body than I have previously thought.
About a year ago I had this strange idea that I might have cancer, but had no idea why I thought that so I passed it off as paranoia. And even though doctors were ignoring my reports of stomach problems, I still persistently asked to see a nutritionist and have allergy testing done because I was pretty sure my problems were food related, and it turned out they were. Last night when I was in bed with an ice pack on my neck trying to fall asleep, I was so hot and uncomfortable that I didn’t fall asleep until five in the morning. I do plan to get the tests done, but my body is telling me I’m starting the process. I predict this is menopause, and I also predict it’s going to be worse for me than the average woman. I hope for the best, and I expect the worst. I’m mentally as prepared for this as I can be.