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As I said in my About Lynn page, people are seriously uncomfortable with this subject. Ok, I’m just going to say it out loud – M E N O P A U S E – Awkward! Now it’s out there folks. In our face! So let’s get past it and own it. We’re going to talk about all of our concerns, fears, questions, and have a few laughs while we’re at it.
Hot flashes and weight gain topics are certainly the most common ones I’ve come across. Before it was my turn to experience all these symptoms, I really had a hard time understanding what women were going through. People made little jokes about it as if it were an unspoken understanding that women go through some kinda metamorphosis but exactly what it was, no one said. As time goes on and things happen with my body, it’s hard to know if it’s related to menopause, just getting older, or just normal, or
what is normal now, would I have had this when I was younger? (I’m so confused)
And I want to apologize to my Mother right now!
When I was young and she came home from work, sat in front of the TV, then all of a sudden started stripping off her clothes, and I thought “what a drama queen”. I’m so ashamed of that now but I really couldn’t understand why she was so uncomfortable.
Don’t worry Mom, I sure know it now!