Where’s The Sand??

I’d like to bury my head now, please.

I read this yesterday: Early ovarian surgery linked to dementia.

Further research is still needed, but this is kind of scary. The study suggests the sudden drop in estrogen for premenopausal women who have their ovaries removed can lead to dementia and that taking hormone supplements (estrogen) until the age of 50 can help.

Let’s break this down.

* Sudden loss of estrogen at age 39 due to chemotherapy.

* Resurgence of estrogen.

* Sudden loss of estrogen at age 41 due to total hysterectomy.

* Estrogen/hormone replacements of the devil.

* Already thought to be nuts by an overwhelming majority.

At least this little gem was in the article: The study did not include women who had ovaries removed as part of cancer treatment, and Rocca said the results do not apply to such women. Huh? Okay. I’ll take it, though it doesn’t make any sense to me.

Ya know, if it’s not one thing, it’s another.


  1. Travis Erwin on August 30, 2007 at 11:57 am

    MAybe there is an ovary fairy and instead of handing out money like the tooth fairy she gives out sanity tokens that you can cash in later when things begin to get fuzzy.Hey, its a theory.

  2. Becky on August 30, 2007 at 1:07 pm

    My ovary Haiku for you (sorry, I’m on a kick lately):Kids think mom crazyanyway. Mom’s job to makestories colorful! ;0)

  3. Bookwormom on August 30, 2007 at 6:09 pm

    Sounds a little confusing to me. Which women are they referring to, exactly?

  4. Barb on August 30, 2007 at 8:03 pm

    I haven’t had any of that stuff and my kids are convinced that dementia is setting in anyway. My 23 year old even discusses options for us with a friend who runs a nursing home, who sweetly advised her that if she waits awhile, we’ll die sooner once she does put us in. Vultures every one….

  5. Rosie on August 30, 2007 at 9:18 pm

    So we are supposed to take responsibility for our health by staying informed and yet when we stay informed we end up with lots of conflicting information. Where’s the sand? Got room for me?

  6. Eileen on August 30, 2007 at 10:28 pm

    Jenster, I get so overwhelmed and confused. I have to shut it all off. I had to have a total hysto. at age 42. I researched, talked to my gyn.(who I love and respect and TRUST) and decided to take a low dose of premerin until I’m in my 50’s. My family doctor had a fit, but I don’t love and trust him. The research was so confusing and one study contridicted the other, so all I know is I feel so much better, no more serious anemia and I keep up with all my other medical exams to make sure they stay ok (MAMO, CARDIO., BP, ETC) When more stuff like this comes off my brian just has to go CLICK or I will drive myself crazy. Maybe I will be sorry, but I don’t think so. My anxiety levels have to be normal for me to function.So there is my babble for today. Do you think my mind is starting to go already after reading this?HA. XOXO

  7. Swishy on August 31, 2007 at 1:02 am

    Seriously … sometimes I think people just want to scare us. I like the idea of fairy who hands out sanity tokens!

  8. Gretchen on August 31, 2007 at 1:04 am

    Don’t you mean, if it’s not one thing, it’s your mother? :)I know this is serious, and you have every right to be freaking, except, Jen, you have Jesus. You have victory over this. And…you have someone who will walk with you in any valley, holding you in the palm of his hand. I say this all, knowing that I have no idea how you’ve felt, nor do I have any idea that I wouldn’t be posting the exact same thing if I were in your shoes. You’re in my prayers for peace. xxxooogretchen

  9. Jenster on August 31, 2007 at 8:36 am

    Travis – I like your theory!!Becky – Both my kids have said they like me crazy. LOL Love the poem. Thanks for adding a bit of class to my blog. :o)Amanda – I guess they’re talking to women under 50 who have had their ovaries removed for reasons OTHER than as cancer treatment. And this makes sense how?Barb – What a bunch of ingrates!!Rosie – You’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t. My sandbox is big. Come on!Eileen – Trying to figure out what we should and shouldn’t do is enough to drive one crazy! That’s probably what did it – not the sudden loss of estrogen!!Swishy – I know! My sanity is precarious enough. I don’t need another little push. Maybe we can put Travis in a tutu and he can start the tradition!!Gretchen – *snort* You are right. I usually read something like that, have a little tizzy and then hand it over. I gotta blog during the tizzy phase – you know, the angst makes for better writing and all. :o)

  10. Monnik on August 31, 2007 at 10:42 am

    Eh, nothing wrong with a little dementia.I mean really, you could play this one up to your advantage for the rest of your life!

  11. Jen on September 4, 2007 at 2:29 pm

    I say you can get dementia just by trying to understand this article 🙂

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