Sunday, April 5, 2009

I'm Having a Heatwave

How come friends and relatives will tell you everything you need to know when they find out you're having a baby but when menopause kicks in everyone remains silent? Is it because we are the first generous to really make it public? I know my mom went through it and her mom before her, but I never heard them talk about it. I do remember hearing someone once mention "the change." What they're changing into I haven't a clue. Are "the change" and menopause the same thing? If so, I really don't think I've changed all that much since it started. I can honestly say I don't miss my monthly friend (always liked that name for it. lol It was no friend of mine). I do know that I am feeling a lot more mellow than I use to. Which is a good thing in my book. This may be due more to my age and where I am in my life than menopause. I do have one complaint though and that is the hot flashes. I use to always be cold. It could be ninety degrees outside and I would feel chilly. Now, I have my own little tropical heatwaves. I've actually gone out in the middle of a snow storm and melted the snow around me. And when they strike my face turns bright red; which is not a good look for a blue-eyed blond. This is really my only complaint with the whole menopause thing. Oh, wait there is one more thing that I noticed I have a problem with since entering "the change", mentalpause (the other name I call menopause). I can't remember anything anymore. I write things down and still forget them. It's kind of scary. I know it's just a matter of time until I forget something important. But you know what, I'm not complaining about this symptom because I am a lot more mellow and it doesn't bother me in the least that my mind is blank half the time. In fact, I am enjoying my more relaxed lifestyle now that all the worrying is gone. Yep, I can honestly say that entering into menopause has been great. I wish it had started years ago.

1 comment:

  1. This was a great post!! You had me smiling from the very beginning. And I have to say, with the exception of being mellow, this is what pregnancy feels like for me all nine months (only add nausea, joint pain, and a spidey sense of smell).