Thursday, May 17, 2012

Could it possibly be?

There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven--Ecclesiastes 3:1

There is a reason they call it "THE CHANGE." As in, not a change, but the change. The mother of all changes. No I don't think I can write about this, it is too painful. I have been on the other side of the change all my life. So far, I have dipped my toes in that river that takes me to the other side, and I don't much like how it feels.

It comes with certain symptoms that I remember seeing in my older female relatives. I am ashamed to say that I snickered when they suddenly bolted from the table, looking like might implode from the inside out. I am sure of one thing, I am much too young for this despite what I read on the Web MD. And if I hadn't read the symptoms? I would probably just have gone on denying it.

To make it worse, when I read some of these off to my very supportive best friend, she said, "That's nothing new, you've been that way ever since I've known you..." Ouch.

Usually once a night, sometimes more, I wake up and run for the freezer for my little handy ice wrap thingy. The other night I stumbled out there, the cats blearily looking at me, (they know by now that this is normal, and not time for food yet.)

I velcroed the wonderful coolness around my neck and feeling the chill,  fell back asleep. I really don't remember putting it on so tight, but I was really really hot. When I awoke awhile later it had lost it's coolness and felt like a warm boa constrictor. That set off a panic attack. I turned instantly clautrophobic and when I finally wrestled it off I had to laugh in spite of myself. What must I have looked like?

It was a tough night.

I just want to know why they call it Menopause, do Men go through the change too? Not that that is what is happening to me mind you.


  1. lol...Oh MY!!!

    I am absolutely LOVING this blog post! :)

    Now mind you I have been following you (from a far) for a while now....and have seen we have a bit in common. Though I have to admit, THIS post and YOUR avid admission of what you are NOT suffering through and the way you cool your self down at night..(don't you just LOVE those neat-o gel freezer wraps?!)

    Well, I think I may just be your # ONE fan now!


    Oh, and I have wondered the same thing about "why they call it men-o-pause"

    The best I could come up with was the possibility that a MAN titled this most "wonderful time period of our life" - and chose that wording because it marked the time when "men took a time out (pause) from their women!"

  2. Amy Colleen, Oh I am so glad you stopped by. So nice to get a wonderful comment after a long day. And from a new friend....that is why I love blogging :-)And honestly? I think men do have a change of life also, they just call it a mid life crisis! I will be hoping to hear from you again Amy! Love and blessings, Lori

  3. I'm not really laughing AT you Lori-but oh I can't help it!
    Hang on dear friend-it gets better....Will be praying for you.
    Love, Debra

  4. Oh go ahead, you can laugh, I do! It's good for anything that ails you....Lori

  5. bwha....

    it's awful -- but it does pass -- and as I used to say, there ain't no "mini" and there ain't no "pause" in the change -- it lasts long enough....

    I still have hot flashes, btw. *fans*

    Buy yourself a little turbo fan and put it by the bed... it will help -- a little.



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