Thursday, July 06, 2006
Rainbows and mood swings
If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
~Dolly Parton~ I'm not much of a Dolly Parton fan .....but I must give credit where credit is due being that I did like this quote....
Ya know I've gone thru menopause. I know that's a shock but yes I have. And I just don't understand something. Everything I read about it is bad. I mean they talk about the hot flashes, the night sweats, the mood swings, the weight gain, the decreased sex drive, the dimishment of calcium in the bones....yada yada yada........and yes, I've gone thru some of them....but all in all this is the best period of my life. I've crossed a threshhold, I suppose, and it doesn't matter what people think about me anymore. I've come into my own so to speak where I have a say about what direction my life is going and there's no holding me back. I believe that menopause has brought me to this moment. I did experience severe mood swings and went into a mild depression at first.... altho life itself was spireling down around me at the same time which didn't help. I left my husband, changed jobs, lost weight, dyed my hair, bought a new car.....just like going thru puberty in reverse lol.........yes I do get hot flashes (right at the most inopportune time) I get night sweats...(they don't bother me)......I exercise so i hope my bone loss is kept to a minimum....I've lost weight.....and my sex drive has actually risen!!!!!!! So all in all this menopause thing has not lived up to it's reputation and I'm sure glad it hasn't. Have a great day!