SO! You’re probably wondering what the “M” word is, right? Maybe you’re not. Maybe you’re thinking it’s “Marriage” or “Money” but it’s not.
Now, some hard core, wanna get pregnant OR don’t wanna get pregnant women will know what that means. And, by the way, I am NOT pregnant. CD80 = Cycle Day 80.
It has been 80 glorious days I have NOT had my (I apologize guys) period.
Perhaps this is where men tune out.
I get the distinct impression women just don’t talk about menopause at least not someone other than their doctors. Is Menopause the “elephant in the room” women only talk about in hushed, embarrassed tones? Should I be embarrassed to be writing about the fact that I AM GOING THROUGH IT?
Okay, so maybe it’s not full fledge menopause. I might be labeled as “peri-menopausal,” like a ten year old wants to be called a “pre-teen” but they still pout like a toddler demanding, as they shake their fist, to be recognized as an almost teenager. Hmm … chasing rabbits there.
Any way, I am “premature” for menopause but I say I’m an over achiever. Let’s get this party started!!!
Pffft -peri menopausal, please! It’s that stage in a woman’s life when you skip your period and think God is playing a cruel joke on you. It’s a joke because the “baby” of your family is 8 years old and you told everyone (including the husband) you were done.
I swear, when PM first reared her head I was quick to bargain with God, pleading NOT to be pregnant. Then I resorted to threatening Him that I would need to be institutionalized if He did this to me. You just don’t want to go there, Lord.
I had gone 52 terrifying days without a period. I told myself it was PM but then doubt creeped in and I started to worry. No! No, I wasn’t going to take a test. It was ridiculous to think I would or could be pregnant this late in life.
I called my OB/GYN and the nurse asked if I took a test. I was flabbergasted. “No. Something else is wrong.” Besides I would need to be in the presence of a professional should I be wrong. No, I’d rather wait for the horrible news. Yes, I said horrible. I. was. done. Need I remind you? DONE. Continue reading