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Saturday, February 17, 2007

Run For Your Life

It’s a red flag moment. Stand back…don’t get near me. A red flag moment…I thought I was done with that. I thought, after I finally reached menopause, I’d be done behaving like a crazed maniac…I was wrong. For the past day or so, I’ve been one hormonal lunatic…of course, I’m not sure I have any more hormones left but I’m certainly acting like I do. Pity my poor husband. He’s feeling helpless and scared that this shrew of a woman is back after months and months of living with a wonderfully sane, calm, sweet wife. All I want to do right now is scream, cry and laugh…all at the same time. The only good thing…I know this will pass and that sane woman will return but will she stay?

6 comments:

Patti said...

Your husband sounds like a great guy and I'm sure right now he is trying to understand.

This too shall pass...

Lynn said...

All I can say is that I hope you feel better by Monday.

Renee said...

And here I was longing for menopause...no one told me about this part. I was just looking joyfully for the no more periods part.
And I need to find a better GYN cuz this one is all gung ho on artificial hormones...blech! I wanna try for natural menopause.

Joan said...

Patti: Since I spent 10 years suffering from perimenopause, my husband knows how to deal with me when I get like this. Bless him...he's a saint.

Lynn: I'll be better by Monday if it kills me!

Renee: The no periods part is soooo liberating. It's definitely worth the very occasional mood swings and hot flashes. I've done it the natural way (no HRT for me) and it's been manageable so I recommend that women try the natural way first.

Pam said...

Oh, the joys of being a woman... Bless those understanding husbands who know when to just shut up and get out of the way!
;-)

Midlife Mom said...

Meonpause isn't all it's cracked up to be. I thought I would love trading the cramps and periods for a few hot flashes but there are times I would gladly trade back! My husband is a saint too, I burst out crying a couple weeks ago on our trip because I found out our granddaughter was sick. I mean BURST! I'm not normally like that but those hormonal changes really kick in and all heck breaks loose!
BTW it was only a cold! lol