Today was my first appointment with my gynaecologist Mr Lamb. I like him. Very matter of fact. I went in guns blazing talking about hysterectomies but he talked me through all options. He said there was no evidence that a hysterectomy would be more beneficial than just having the ovaries removed (oopherectomy) and would just require a longer recovery period. He said as I am only 30 in his opinion I don't need to make any decisions regarding surgery for at least another 5 years, and that he had never performed an oopherectomy in a patient so young for preventative reasons. That being said he was happy to perform the surgery if I wished but he suggested I initially opt for screening for the next 6 months to give time for it all the sink it.
I have to be honest, I feel a little like the fight has slunk out of me for now. It has been a really really rough few months between the gene stuff and problems at home. I don't know if I am mentally up to facing this all now, so I have opted to be screened. I feel a bit like I am ignoring the elephant in the room, but right now I don't think I can cope with facing up to this.