Menopause Stinks

by | Apr 30, 2011 | Blog | 1 comment

My husband is right. God is a man because no woman would do these things to another woman. What you ask? Let’s start with Ralph, as I call it; you may call it Aunt Flo, the Visitor; your friend (gotta love that one). This topic is a chapter all of its own and frankly I am not sure I have the time, effort or energy to discuss it, especially since Ralph has left the building.  I had a full hysterectomy in 2004.
BUT, being cast into full menopause while still in the recovery room has its own set of issues, one being memory loss.  That leads me to today’s topic, “Menopause Stinks”.  Since I had the surgery, aside from hot flashes coming at the worst time, I have had memory loss.  I buy gifts for my family and hide them and then cannot remember where I put them.  This Easter I bought iTunes gift cards for the kids and I cannot remember where I hid them.  I found my husband’s (February) birthday gift in July. It is like I live in a little gift happy land and find things months later.  This time the kids suggested I email myself and tell myself the hiding place.  Too late! 
Maybe I will find them mid-summer or if I am lucky, for Christmas.  In the meantime, I am off to Target to purchase the iTunes gift cards that the Easter Bunny should have brought.  All I need now is a good hot flash while I am waiting in line to pay for them so I can explain to the 22 year old cashier that no, I do not need assistance getting to my car.

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1 Comment

  1. Jackie Mannato

    You crack me up, Karen! Too funny! I have memory loss too like walking into a room and forgetting why I went in there!

    P.S. I also bought my kids I-tunes cards for Easter…great minds think alike!!


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