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The OB-Gyn Should Never Say
02-03-09, 12:51 am
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…Some women scream.

  I was speechless.  Sorry if it’s TMI, but I have to get it out.   I had a small girly problem.  I assumed it warranted a blood test to check hormone levels, or maybe an ultrasound.  Nope, I need an endometrial biopsy.   The doctor said she could do it today, but didn’t have any pain medication on hand.  She warned me since I never gave birth, she may not be able to ‘get in’ to do the test.  I wussed out, and made an appointment for next week.  She suggested 800mg of Motrin, and a Vicodin an hour beforehand.   I Googled as soon as I was home, and ohmygawd I’m screwed.  I feel better now that I’ve shared with the entire world.  🙂


Cold Flashes
04-29-08, 12:12 pm
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 I am a cold woman. 🙂 This post is about physical cold.  Husband jokes that I’m cold from October through April.  He, of course, runs hot.  I think it’s a rule that opposites must marry.  My hands and feet are always cold, and usually my nose and ears. I get goosebumps a few times each week.  It is wonderful to have a soft BadLab to keep my toes warm in bed, and under the desk.  (GoodDobie is a weenie, and must be covered with a blanket.)

I’ve been having periods of bone-chilling coldness for over nine months now.  It feels like I’m cold from the core out, starting inside my chest and ribcage.  Nothing makes it go away unless I take a HOT shower or just go to bed-it goes away overnight.  It’s a bit strange, but I just assumed I was really cold, and my internal thermostat was a bit off.  The chills are becoming more frequent. 

I’ve had nightweats occasionally over the last few years, but I’ve always attributed them to bad dreams.  I have some horrific dreams.  (hostages, mass murder, automatic weapons, torture, etc.)

For the last 2 weeks, I’ve been getting…hot flashes.  The first few times, I thought ‘This is nice, I’m finally warm.’  Then I started getting suspicious.  (I go from fine to sweat running into my eyes in less than a minute. ewww)  I looked up menopause and perimenopause.  OH.HELL.NO.  I’m too young for that crap.  Oh shit, I guess I’m not.  Peri-menopause lasts from 2-8 years, and can begin as early as mid-30’s.   More swearing, much more swearing.  

Now my chilly episodes have a name-cold flashes.  They are the opposite of hot flashes, and apparently not as well known.   It’s dawning on me that I am ~horrors~ middle-aged.