I had a tubal pregnancy which led to a complete hysterectomy. The huge swing between my body being flooded with pregnancy hormones & the total lack of hormones led to a severe clinical depression = suicidal thoughts. AJ can expect hot flashes, mood swings, & changes to her skin due to the lack of estrogen, at the very least. Plus there are more wonderful surprises just waitin' 'round the bend.
When I later had breast cancer plus my family history, my doctor suspected that I had the gene. At the time the test was $6000. I was lucky enough to have insurance that paid for it. Not all insurances do, and of course, a lot of women don't have insurance. (I didn't have the gene - YAY!) So while I am not an admirer of AJ and I suspect her motives in sharing so much in her "essay", I would not wish what she's going thru & will go thru on anyone.