Sep 28, 2021 07:55PM LGR239 wrote:
I did not go though process but I did look into having my eggs frozen and met with doctor a couple times. I personally decided not to do it. A lot of it was timing - onc wanted me to start chemo right away so only had 14 days to do it (iirc it was a absoluteminimum of 10 days on hormones with blood work and ultrasound every other day and then collection is at least a day after that), plus it was a lot of money for something that wasn’t guaranteed/could fail at any point in process including implanting eggs/ivf later on. There are a lot of grants and funding available for both process and meds, but due to my timeline I just didn’t have the time to apply.
Also I guess some context might also help haha, I was diagnosed in March at age 34, and am currently single so wasn’t planning for family any time soon.
I did end up getting monthly lupron shots while on chemo on the suggestion of my oncologist. The lupron shuts down the ovaries so they’re less likely to be impacted by the chemo (kinda the same concept behind cold capping ). It will put you in medical menopause, I didn’t have it too bad with the hot flashes/hormone side effects, but the libido issues have been kind of a bummer. I’ve been off it for a month but have heard it can take at least 3 for your body to get back to normal.