Monday, March 07, 2011
Just been to the doctor to find out about my blood test results.
(As an aside, this was the second sample taken within 7 days, as the first lot went missing. According to the lab, I was never there. Obviously my blood grew legs and went walkies, which is quite worrying!)
Anyway, doctor's referring me for further investigation. Among the possibilities are early menopause and polycystic ovary syndrome.
I've already been investigated several times for the latter, with inconclusive results, so it's probably menopause. Of course it's very early to say anything as hormones are notoriously hard to interpret, and we'll see down the line.
But if it is, I will have to consider HRT. This is something that I've always been in two minds about. My mother had it and it was a godsend for her, but there are too many risks associated with it, and how do I weigh the pros and cons? And there's also the controversy about the treatment of pregnant mares for the production of some of the hormones, which doesn't sit easy with me at all.
I'm not looking forward to having to make a decision :s
Edited to add: Mr Gent has just texted me that if the referral appointment is on a day he's not working he would go with me if I like. Now, isn't that sweet!