Monday, January 9, 2012

Growing Old Sucks

No doubt about it, growing old sucks.

First, women have to suffer with menses for a very LONG period of time.  (Um...about 40 years.)  And then we are blessed with menopause, which is like having a volcano exploding inside you 5-10 times a day, bringing with it lots of heat and no comfort.

So far the only thing good about menopause is that it has allowed me to start collecting fans. Boy, do I have a LARGE collection of fans.  I have electric fans placed strategically in my house. . . .

. . . but I also have a lot of the hand-powdered models, too.

Of course, not only do I have rattan ones like that above, but I also have quite a collection of paper fans that I've picked up at yard sales all over the area.

They come in all shapes and sizes, and one thing they have in common is that they are pretty.  And they actually work, too.

I don't believe in hormone replacement therapy, but I am trying Flaxseed Oil capsules.

... so far so good.

What natural remedies have you  used to fight off the dreaded hot flashes?