Hi everyone! So... today's topic is old age. As some of you may know, I just celebrated my 5oth birthday!!! Yay! I'm good with being 50 years old. But, what I'm not so "good" with is what comes with getting older. Those of you who are looking at the tail end of their 4o's may understand better what I'm talking about. I am not so fond of the wrinkles that I'm seeing more and more of. Or the graying hair. Or the fact that I've begun to grow sideways instead of upwards. Or the fact that the ground is getting closer to more parts of my body. And at the top of the my list of grievances with getting old is..... Hot flashes!
I am really not liking how my own internal thermostat is going all wacky on me. I dress in layers. Not because it's a fashion statement. But because at any given moment I may become super, stinkin' hot and removing various articles of clothing is an attempt at self survival! (Not that it helps all that much to tell you the truth.) But after the hot flash is over, I may end up being a bit chilly in a room that is air conditioned. So, back on goes the clothes, until the next time. All this is also making me a bit cranky as well. (That may be yet another perimenoposal symptom. The hormonal crankiness......) So, far though. I am not sweating enough to where I'm dripping with sweat. I don't look like mini-water falls are irrupting from my body (Thank goodness. I've seen women who do though, and I feel badly for them) And I pray that that will not be my lot.
I'm not planning on taking any Hormone Replacement's anytime soon. I'm currently trying out the herbal supplements and for the most part it does seem to help. And one of the good thing about having made it to 50 is that I've become wise and I've learned not to spew uglies when ever my temper flares (which seems to be far too often lately!) I am able (for the most part) to keep my yapper shut and just glare at the offending person (which more often than not happens to be my poor husband)!!
I just hope he appreciates my new found wisdom!! ;-)