It has been almost six years since TAH/BSO. Preventing the potential development of ovarian cancer comes at a huge cost and this particular surgery should not minimized. With the passage of time, things have improved significantly. I have had to tweak hormone replacement therapy levels and seek out various sources for support to get me to the positive place where I am today. I am not the same person I was with my ovaries, but that is okay and I have come to terms with my body sans ovaries. I am grateful every single day that I have not developed cancer whilst I do everything in my power to reduce my cancer risks. I am happy that I am here to watch my son blossom into a handsome young man.
I try hard to reduce the stress in my life, eat a plant-based diet, meditate, exercise, and maintain a positive attitude. Helping people through my advocacy work in turn helps me, too. Most importantly, I keep up-to-date on all the latest information on Lynch syndrome. I have to come appreciate the value of meticulous, annual screening for the various cancers for which I may be at risk. Being able to go to an esteemed medical institution with knowledgeable doctors who are at the forefront of cutting edge technologies provides me with immeasurable solace.
Georgia M. Hurst, MA
Founder and Executive Director of ihavelynchsyndrome.org