It all started one cold January morning. I was sitting at my kitchen table. Furnace blasting. Swaddled in a big blanket. (I so dislike the cold. I do not retain heat. In fact unless I am under a blanket I pretty much shiver till spring arrives. I consider it my cardio in the winter!) I was nice and cozy, reading the paper when it hit! Suddenly I'm immediately...more
This morning I had an appointment to get my hair done. I like the way my friend does it, so I have been sticking with her.
Jim had said why do I need a hair cut: it really looks nice. Never mind that I sweat profusely when the humidity goes over 85% and needed a hair cut. In addition, the ever popular hot flashes always seem to sway the vote for shorter hair.
A new study is finally confirming what menopausal women have known for years: hot flashes wreak havoc on your memory.Published in "Menopause" (the journal of The North American Menopause Society), the results were informative (and perhaps even comforting in a way, to women who were previously told it was "all in their head").A objective battery of 8 tests of attention and recall were given to 68 women between ages 44 and 62 who had at least 35 hot flashes a week. They also filled out questionnaires about symptoms, memory and mood. The results?...more
Oh. Dear. God. Above…I think I’m having hot flashes.Is it menopause? Perimenopause? Just-o’-pause?Come on baby, light my fire? I’ve never worried about the “change of life” before. Ever. I mean I’ve actually looked forward to it after years of Stage IV Endometriosis and cramps that have left me crying, cuddled in the corner like Baby on crack. But, that was before I knew I was going to be pushed up to the very razor’s edge of spontaneous combustion....more
Flash is an exciting word. A positive event. According to dictionary.com, a flash is:a brief, sudden burst of bright light: a flash of lightning.a sudden, brief outburst or display of joy, wit, etc. But now ’flash’ is also associated with high cholesterol. (Hot flashes, that is. And night sweats. And just like that — ‘in a flash’ I’d say, if I were a pun-ster — flash falls flat....more
For some reason, this week seemed to be tougher than most. I couldn't seem to do anything right, and it felt like the harder I tried...the worse it got.This was one of those weeks that was two steps forward, three steps back. Even when it came to basic housekeeping, I couldn't seem to get it together. I've felt scatterbrained and hyper-emotional all week. I HATE MENOPAUSE!!!...more
I noticed something the other day. Something that my husband has been saying for a handful of years, but I dismissed because I thought he was either exaggerating or is a big sissy. He wasn’t and he’s not.It’s freaking freezing in here....more
Hints of brain fog have been creeping into my life for a few years now. Not remembering why I came into a room. Forgetting what I was going to say moments after I was going to say it. Continue reading ...more