Friday, October 26, 2012
Halftime in the Chemo Ward
"I almost forgot -- I've been feeling extremes of temperature. Really hot, then really cold."
"That," she said."Is your body going into menopause."
"Have they talked to you about that?"
"Not much," I admitted.
So we talked about it. I knew that it was possible my period would stop (temporarily), but I guess I wasn't really thinking about it right. I was imagining just a really long time between periods, like that three month long birth control injection, which I was pretty okay with. Na-uh. It is full blown menopause, guys! Hot flashes, mood swings ::whispers:: vaginal dryness.
Who said that? Maybe Mabel:
Apparently another symptom of menopause is you have to live in a fun house mirror.
Needle sticks: 2
Recorded heights: 72 inches (??), 68 inches, 68 inches again in case I my body lied by growing really fast.
Pumpkin muffins eaten: only 1, but it was heavenly.