Sunday, March 24, 2019

Boy Did I Get Behind!

What can I say? Life got busy, and I got out of the mood to blog.

And {drum roll} I FINALLY am having hot flashes! I don't WANT to have hot flashes, you understand. But I DID want to finally get properly into menopause, and it looks like that's where I'm going. They aren't horrible, but they aren't fine, either. I am already a person who does not do well with heat. I'm the person who is in shorts and a t-shirt in 40 and 50 degree weather. But I know it could be worse. My son's mother-in-law has been having really, really bad hot flashes for a year and a half now -- the kind of hot flashes that have sweat pouring off of her in buckets. When Thomas was undergoing his treatment and radiation for his prostate cancer, he had horrible hot flashes like that where sweat was pouring off him. And he is the person who is in many layers of clothing, coats, and hats when it is 70 degrees outside. He is so sympathetic to me right now lol.

A few days ago I had to gown up to screen a baby in semi-isolation, and I had a hot flash while I was doing the screen. When I came out of the room and took off the gown and gloves, they PEELED off me, and it was the first time that my clothing was actually sticking to me! I thought I was going to have to change scrubs. 



just imagine yourself on a nice tropical beach somewhere exotic on vacation. maybe it'll help.

Margaret said...

I really disliked those hot flashes, especially when I was in the classroom. They happened rarely. I had a brief issue with night sweats which were nasty too. It was an uncontrollable and uncomfortable kind of sweating. Hope you don't suffer too much in menopause. I had a relatively easy time compared to many women I know.