These winter mornings are so pleasant. I wake up on clouds of coolness. This is a real change for me. In the warmer seasons, an unpleasant warmness wakes me up. Who am I kidding, the seasons have nothing to do with my wakeful warm flashes. I don’t necessarily get hot flashes. My meanopausal symptoms just include perpetual warmness. I do have other less than pleasant symptoms, but this waking up hot is my least favorite. I will leave the others unmentioned! The am isn’t the only time of the day that I feel hot, it is just the worst. I really hate waking up like that. The next step in my day is the shower. This presents a problem for me. I only like hot showers, you see. The problem…, it makes me hotter. So, after drying off, I have to wait for the body temperature to come below spontaneous combustion. Then comes the blow dryer. See the problem? Now it is time to get dressed. As I step into my closet , I mentally curse my builder for not putting an air conditioning vent in there. If I ever build another house, I’m hiring a menopausal woman contractor. There would be vents in every room and every closet. I may put several vents in my closet!
I work in an air-conditioned office and live in air-conditioned house. How in the world did my grandmothers survive these southern summers before air conditioning? I don’t even need warm sweaters in the winter. No, ma’am. These days I wear the sleeveless long cardigans that are so popular. Meanopausal, I meant menapausal women get a bad rap about their crankiness. We are cranky because we are HOT all the time! Are you feeling my pain? How do you deal with your meanopausal symptoms?Which makes you the most cranky?