I wonder about this situation where estrogen sensitive breast cancer rules out HRT. I can see where it would be so true when it comes to conventional HRT, and I if I were in your shoes I'd be very cautious too. But something maybe to research and ask your doctor about ... There is a less well known estrogen called estriol that's used sometimes in bioidentical HRT. It's the weakest of the 3 and used to be thought to not be very useful for that reason. But apparently (and I'm no expert) they are beginning to uncover it's virtues. I don't know if this would hold up to scrutiny, but it's said that one is it doesn't raise the risk of breast cancer while still offering other benefits. This list doesn't include cognitive benefits, but the part about MS and brain lesions and immune alteration is sure interesting...http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2008/aug ... gth_01.htm
My OB/GYN has been treating patients with BHRT for 18 years. All her customized patient formulas contain estriol in addition to the estradiol. I really wonder what she's say in situations like yours. Maybe all estriol?
On the other hand, according to Juliegee (since I don't know ya) you seem to be doing well ANYWAY!
ApoE 3/4 > Thanks in advance for any responses made to my posts.