Wednesday, January 21, 2009


I have been sweating my way through the first few weeks of the new year. Not from hard work but from menopause. Menopause that started as chemopause 7 years ago. And I am not even 40 yet. I don't know which I dislike more, mind numbing cramps (I used to have) or night sweats. I have been waking up drenched multiple times during the night. So much for sleep. Hot, cold, warm, heat on, heat off. Driving in the car with the window rolled down during the dead of winter. As I sit here right now the heat from my laptop has triggered another hot flash. I can feel the heat in my chest right up to my ears. My favorite is when I get out of bed most mornings mid flash and feel my heart racing.

Anyone out there feel my plight? What do you do for relief from the heat?