During chemo, I had only one cycle and it lasted for 2 weeks straight and heavier than I had ever had in my entire life. That was last June and I haven't had anything since. I saw my ob/gyn once I finished chemo in October and he said he is pretty sure the chemo shut me down permanently. I was also having horrible hot flashes, but they have gotten less in intensity and far fewer, so I'm wondering whether I'm really not yet perimenopausal. Both my ob/gyn and oncologist say that it's possible that the cycle could start again after a year or so.
Re: sex drive. I had colon cancer...need I say more? Chemo caused horrid diarrhea so that killed any desire to be intimate. Now that I'm done chemo, I feel more comfortable and am back to my old self. My husband was wonderfully understanding and we talked all the time. I told him exactly the way I was feeling and he was great.