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Friday, September 27, 2013


At the risk of violating the TMI rule, I think I've started the big change women go through.

I wouldn't have thought so a week ago, but a couple of things have happened to make me think I've started the journey. I've never been afraid of it or worried about it, frequently saying, "bring on the hot flashes" since I'm always cold.

But Jen, you're only 45. True, but still within the normal range for the onset of--let me just say it--menopause.

Since I started getting periods, I've missed three in my whole life. Knowing how many kids I have, this makes perfect sense. My cycles have also occurred on a standard 28-day rotation. In August, I swear I didn't get one. At least not when I should have. It was late... I didn't think about it until it showed up. But then three weeks later, I get another?? Me thinks there's something rotten in Denmark. (And I can say that cuz I'm Danish, tee hee.)

Then yesterday I almost had a meltdown for no good reason.

There may not be enough evidence for a medical doctor to agree with my diagnosis, but I know me, and all other things being equal, it seems the most likely diagnosis.

Anyway, enough of me and my true confessions.

It's Friday, and you all know what that means--Friday Night Lights!! And we're finally gonna see a marching show tonight. I'm looking forward to it.

Have a great weekend.


Regina Richards said...

Have fun at the ballgame!

Clover Autrey said...

If it is menopause, then congratulations.

mtnchild said...

Oooh my baby is old enough for THAT??? Now you can go from on top of the world to the bottom of the ocean in about 3.2 seconds!! I really hope it goes easy on you sweetie.
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