the doc update
I’ve got a whole list of referrals now to make appointments for: blood tests (of course), two ultrasounds (one for the ovaries, one for the intestines), colonoscopy (how fun), and a CT scan. The gastro specialist I saw is pretty sure that the long list of things that are making my life miserable are down to the combo of the hormonal cocktail I was on and being slammed into pre-mature menopause. She wants to rule out two other possibles that pretty much have a lot of the exact same symptoms. One is celiac disease and the other is ovarian cancer and since I’m at higher risk for the latter (Aunt had it and the hormonal cocktail I was on nearly triples your risk) and one of my ovaries is slightly enlarged (has been though off and on for years due to cysts –I’ve had them removed and biopsied a couple of times already) it definitely has to be checked. It is unlikely though given the time that has passed since my ovaries were being followed in intense detail. She was like, if you were suddenly having these symptoms a year or two years from now, I’d be somewhat worried but even very aggressive ovarian cancer doesn’t develop to this level of symptomology this quickly.