After recent testing, the endo cancer is still present (not a shock). It looks like I'd need to be on the drug for about a year and MAYBE I'd be cancer free in 12 months and maybe then we could go through fertility treatments. Upon receiving the news, my husband and I immediately agreed - there's too much risk and no guarantees - it's radical hysterectomy time (it's scheduled and coming quickly).
Not having a biological kid isn't the end of the world for us. It is however the end of the world for everyone else.
"It's not fair, you should be able to have your own kids": Get over it. Sure, it stung at first but being alive seemed more desirable to me. We'll have kids through the gift of adoption and they'll be my "own kids". Thanks for being open minded.
"Well at least you won't get a period anymore": You're absolutely right - my immediate freefall into menopause in my mid-late 30's is so much better than having a period every 28 days and reaching menopause gradually. Not only will I have to go for continued annual colon, stomach and pancreatic cancer screenings (oh yeah, and that funky bladder duct cancer thingy), but I'll have to find a cardiologist now to make sure I'm keeping cardiovascular disease at bay while undergoing hormone replacement therapy and living without ovaries. Sounds like a freakin' party to me.