During treatments, I went into chemopause – chemotherapy induced menopause. As weird as it may seem, it was one of the few benefits of chemotherapy. That and not having to shave my legs for several months. The hot flashes were horrible though. I would turn my thermostat down to 50, or even completely off, to help make the hot flashes a little more bearable.

I guess I was lucky. I was done having children when I was diagnosed. It didn’t bother me to be in menopause and I wasn’t upset knowing I would lose my ovaries in the near future.

It could be considered odd that I referred to myself as lucky, but I have learned that some times, life is a matter of perspective.