In our small groups in church Wednesday night the question was asked, “Which Fruit of the Spirit do wish you possessed more of?” My immediate response was patience. I feel like one of the most impatient people on the planet so when my husband told me that I had come a long way in that area it meant the world to me. As I reported, I am now trying progesterone cream for relief from my hot flashes and night sweats. I’ve been using it for two days and am already asking, “When is this stuff going to start taking effect?”
I worked behind the bar yesterday for the first time in what seems like forever and I truly enjoyed it, for the most part. My darn hot flashes came at the most inconvenient times and made me feel lame. I was helping a couple with some t-shirts when my body temperature jumped to what felt like 120 degrees and not only did I have to stop and find something to fan myself with, I had to step outside in the cooler air for a few minutes. Thankfully the lovely lady I was waiting on understood my grief completely.
If it’s possible to say a good thing about menopause, and I hesitate to use the words good and menopause in the same sentence, it is the camaraderie and empathy that we women dealing with it share. It’s like childbirth in that; if you haven’t lived through it you will never understand it. I haven’t gotten through it yet and from what many women have told me I could be dealing with it for years to come.
I’m not taking it lying down. Speaking of which, I’ve never washed my sheets so often in my life. I’m trying everything on the market until I get some relief. That reminds me, I need to take that I-Cool back to Rite-Aid for a refund. I’ll keep you ladies posted on the progesterone cream and I’d really love to hear from my kindred spirits out there. Whether it’s a remedy that has worked for you, or you just want to share your tales of woe to make me feel better, I would love it if you would leave a comment. Thanks, Cat