Some days, I feel like I’m living in a bizarre reality show as I slog through menopause. I can hear the little announcer in my head with the commercial:
Announcing a new season of SURVIVOR – MENOPAUSE ISLAND, the reality TV show where contestants (all female) are forced to participate. This is the most difficult and harrowing SURVIVOR to date. Life altering challenges await participants around the corner of every new day. Flaming ‘flashes’ of heat, palpitations, drenched sheets (and not with passion), dry everything else, lost libido, palpitating hearts, emotional tilt-a-whirls, bone-crushing fatigue, and a host of other horrific hurdles have become part of midlife womens’ daily life. The only way to keep from flipping out during a stay on this hormonally challenged island is to LAUGH and commiserate with our ‘team’ of sister goddesses. (Because the kicker is – you can’t be voted off the show. Even if you desperately wish it.)
SURVIVOR – MENOPAUSE ISLAND – coming soon to each woman near midlife. Stay tuned.
I told a friend the other day who has not quite got here yet .. It is nothing like you think it is goin to be …You have NO NO NO control over these things … you no longer get to regulate your own body tenperature…your weight …. your moods .. your skin…. Your ability to remember or organize things …and can't quite figure out why .. it just happens …eventualy it all evens out but getting through it is a challange … kind of like Bootcamp .. without your mother sending you cookies.