Okay, I exaggerate slightly. I am still having the occasional hot flash since starting acupuncture. However, I had a Lupron shot last week and usually the hot flashes get much worse right after the shot. This did not happen this time. Further, I am feeling cooler at other times of the day. Even before my breast cancer diagnosis, I was in peri-menopause. I often felt on the warm side. I feel a bit more like I used to before this hormone dropping part of my life.

I am cautiously optimistic. If the trend continues, I may never know for sure if it was a result of the acupuncture or some other reason/s. But that’s okay because a benefit of life as a tainted test tube is that I get to enjoy a positive outcome whether I understand the how’s or why’s behind it or not.