Tuesday, June 06, 2006
I was reading another blog today about PMS. Im sure you guys know what that means...pre-menstrual stress. I dont have PMS anymore....now I have "the menopause" Just when you thought you couldnt get any nuttier along comes the menopause!
I can remember having PMS...and it did turn me into a total bitch. Sometimes I didnt even like me. I usually had it for about 2 days a month.
However, PMS is just a small part of the big picture when it comes to menopause. Not only do you have moods that come out of nowhere, you have hot flashes to deal with, and they are no walk in the park. You can no longer wear long sleeves or sweaters. Then there is the little things that go along with it...not being able to sleep, crying at the drop of a hat, when there is any confusion you just want to lock yourself in your bedroom.
They offer you hormone therapy to help you get through it but of course everytime you pick up the paper they are saying the hormones cause cancer. Whats a girl to do? The good thing is..it only last for about 8 years! And then at 50-60 your free to start having sex without the fear of pregnancy. The only problem is there is a shortage of men in that age catagory that still have sex!!!
I have to say when I went through it..I kinda had fun. I ran around with my friends a lot, we partied, we ate , drank and made merry! I was just newly divorced so I was dating and that was a new adventure! After being Mrs Mom for all those years my family thought I took a walk on the wild side. I bleached my hair blonde, I lost weight, I met someone whom I will always love.
I guess I would say I got my independence when I went through it. I took care of me, my daughter ( who was a teenager) and my house. I had a job ( after all those years of being a stay at home Mom). I decided I was not living with a man who made me miserable any longer. I guess I really did change my life when I think about it. And it wasnt so bad. I prayed for strength to get through it all. I didnt take any hormones. Even when my Doctor told me if it was his wife he would want her to take them. How do I know he likes his wife???
So if your on deck for the change of life ~ hang in there. There will definitely be changes !
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