After a really good day (of which more later) i catch up with a friend just back on hormones after a three month holiday. Personal reasons.
She suffered! It was horrid.
After just ten days, she tells me, she felt the effect: she lost her sparkle. She started to feel down.
OMG! I am due to be off hormones for six weeks prior to the op. ON the one hand, i will remain on anti-androgen, which should lessen the impact. On the other, the anti-androgen is likely to make it much more likely that i will experience hot flushes and a range of other side-effects.
I am so not looking forward to that!
No. Let’s put it more precisely: i am terrified of that bit.