Tuesday, October 25, 2011

what's going on?

I'm almost 43 years old.

And I swear to ya,
I'm a blender-full of whirling hormones.
And it's killing me.
Along with everyone around me.

Sleep is a gamble each and every night.
Last night I was so blasted hot
I wanted to climb into my deep-freeze but there wasn't room,
what with all the chicken and roasts and all.
If only the people here wouldn't insist on meals.
Darn it all!
So I was on a slow simmer until around 3 AM.
Then had to get up at 6 AM.
The math just does not work in my favor.

Anyway, I don't know what's going on.
*Well, actually I suppose I do*
I just want it to get over with.
I'm okay with not being able to have babies anymore.
Believe me, I'M OKAY WITH THAT.
And I'm okay with everything shutting down and drying up into a fine dust.

Let's just get on with it, already.

And how was your day?


Holly said...

LOL!! Okay, it's not funny, I'm sure, but it did make me laugh. : ) I don't like it that I am getting closer to where you are! Oh well......

Joanne Reddell said...

Yes, girlfriend, I've been there & done that.....well, without a house full of kids, that is. And, I gotta be honest with ya, it ain't a whole lotta fun, fer sure. But, as they say, this too shall pass. Now, don't you feel so much better??!! (smile)

You CAN get thru this cuz you're the amazing, remarkable, fantabulous, incredible Mrs. G!! And you can do ANYTHING!! I'm convinced of that!

Anyhoo, I hope that it passes quickly so that your discomfort will be minimal. Sending you love across the miles from here to there. ♥

Anonymous said...

Glad I'm in Wa. state...Be grateful
winter is coming on and do you have
a bedroom window you can open?...lol..
Whoops, I just ducked that shoe that
wasn't aimed at Obama , but me...lol
There are some,mild hormones, I think
that can help ease the worst of it..
Take care from mm in vancouver, wa.

Madeleine said...

OK. SO, I just turned 44 last month, and though I have no heat issues, the sleep thing...


I average about 4 - 5 hours of sleep a night. On a good night. And about once a month I sleep 7 WHOLE HOURS!!! I feel like a new person.

My Dr. told me I was perimenapousal.

I told him he is making things up. Including that word.

And to do something.


Welcome to the world of being a woman. It is glorious. And a HUGE pain in the neck.

And to tell you the truth, I can't wait to have the heat. ( so I say now. Remind me I said this when I start complaining.) But I am always cold. My body temp is usually so way off, I keep my flannel sheets on year round. My husband melts in his undies. :P

Sally-Girl! said...

You need to get the book, "What the Doctors will not tell you about Peri-Menopause." By Dr. Lee. It is my most well used, well read, well worn book right now.

I was a mess last April in Philly. This time I am handling it fine grant it the real hard stuff starts tomorrow, but I am convinced part of my inability to cope in April like I normally would have been able to was due to peri-menopause and my nutrition.

Good luck and join the club!

Karin said...

I am cracking up!! However...I know it is no fun at all to experience the symptoms. I had everything yanked at 39, so my symptoms started rather abruptly. I can tell you that melatonin and valerian root help with the sleep issues. I still take them both at night. For hot flashes (and I soooo know what its like to soak the sheets---ugh), black cohosh helps some women. There are also so blends of things that you can buy (the name escapes me at the moment--also a symptom of I-don't-have-any-more-working-hormones). Just wait until you get the pot belly and sagging skin. So nice. I'm there. And I don't like it.

Kelly Marriott said...

Can't stop laughing....but know how you feel! Welcome to the club. I started at 42 and am now 52 and I swear I just now "crossed over" to the better side. Whenever I'm in a bad mood, my kids still all whisper to each other "it's the menopause" and then they keep their distance.

Healy Family said...

I keep looking for the magic pill...at my annual last month the doc *refused* to check my hormone level. I was left with nothing but the offer of an antidepressant which i do.not.want to take. I have only mild hot flashes (I'm 46) but what I lack in hot flashes I more than make up for in irritability and anger. How does one really get help with this??? I do not want my kids to spend their last years in our home (before college) with an angry mom!

Does anyone out there have an answer??? Hello????

AJ said...

With 50 around the corner I know the feeling and I love tea and drank tons that helped. It was called Tranquil Dreams I still drink it today in the evening. 4-5 hours was always normal for this night owl so that was not a biggy really for me it was the sweating and being soaked every morning that still happens. I am in shorts while the rest of the family is bundled in all the blankets. I only hope it is all done soon. The sagging and all has already come so cant the other go??? God said he will never give us more than we can handle but must we, really?

Anonymous said...

I hear yah sister! This no sleep thing stinks! And it is not fair that 20 years ago this amount of sleep was just fine!

Faye Verquer said...

Take benedryl so you can sleep and put some ice packs in your pillow case!!!

Jean said...

God Bless ya!! I remember all of those special times, too!

I used to stick my head in the freezer just for relief!

Sleep in super thin, short sleeved cotton Pj's! Yes even in the winter!! Turn the heat down in the winter and the air up in the summer! Tell everybody else to put on a sweater!!

Oh and I had a pretty good day!

Tesseraemum said...

Amen to that! The whole drying up thing!! Get it overwith! Its not good to have hormonal teens and a those last flashes of mom hormones in the same house!! I have asked for years if the dr would just take all of that out and he won't... Darn it! Sheri

Anonymous said...

I've noticed that hormonal anger surges don't mix too well with homeschooling 2 kindergartners. No wonder God made it so that most of us don't have kindergartners during this stage of life! I've had to lock myself in the bathroom and do deep breathing exercises lately or apologize when I've vented my anger on my little ones instead of locking myself up somewhere!

Hezra said...

deep freeze.... locked in... take that brewing vanilla. lol I hear alcohol doesn't freeze! So you could have a lovely cold beverage while chillaxin in your freezer. lol

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