Friday, August 7, 2009

Menopause ... Schmenopause!

Those of you who are morning blog readers are probably wondering what happened to me! Well, it was almost 11:00 before I woke up. That's because I was awake for a good part of the night. As you might have guessed from the title, I suspect menopause is causing me some sleeplessness. Now that I'm off steroids, something has to pick up the slack, right? Keep me on my toes, wondering what my body is doing now?

I was told that chemo would put me into menopause but since the symptoms can vary considerably from person to person, I don't really know what to expect entirely. I described my night to a friend on the phone this morning and she told me that's what she experiences and why she has trouble sleeping, so I suspect menopause is the culprit.

Really, with this weather, our house is not at all too hot at night but some nights I have such trouble regulating my internal body temperature. I thought menopause would mean "night sweats" but this isn't that. I'm just a little too hot sometimes and so I stick a foot out. But within minutes, I'm too cold so I tuck it back in. Then I stick an arm out. Then it's too cold. Then I take my toquie thing off and that helps for a little while but then I put it back on. Last night it seemed like I was playing the hokey pokey all night. Maybe that IS what it's all about.

Regardless, I ultimately did get enough sleep I think. It just took a lot longer. So here I am at almost lunch time. But I feel pretty good. That's the main thing.

The poppies I planted for Hannah have finally bloomed. She loves poppies.



  1. Hi, Heather.
    I posted my first blog but I put it under All is Well.We will see if I can do it again!!!
    Anonymous as in Cratchet!

  2. Yippee, Sylvia! I knew you could do it! Thanks for persevering!


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