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#138210 - 01/16/08 05:54 PM Wrote a poem about hot flashes
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Registered: 01/09/08
Posts: 16
OK, ladies -- so I experienced my first hot flashes this weekend. Which really surprised me since I won't even turn 44 until March this year.

The only way I could react to this surprise was though humor and I wrote a haiku poem that I included in a blog post.

"Insolent hot flash!
Nocturnal, uninvited
I am hot and cold."

Well, it's funny to *me* anyway. The entire post is at

Her Circle Ezine

Take care,
Diane

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#138211 - 01/16/08 06:10 PM Re: Wrote a poem about hot flashes [Re: wordscribe]
ladyjane Offline


Registered: 08/22/07
Posts: 1761
Loc: Southern Maine, USA
Welcome to the joys of menopause, wordscribe. You've joined a very elite bunch and we're all in it together!
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#138212 - 01/16/08 06:33 PM Re: Wrote a poem about hot flashes [Re: ladyjane]
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Registered: 01/09/08
Posts: 16
Thank you, Lady Jane!

I was kind of taken aback by this. I have an appointment with my doc in February. Do you know what I should expect, will I get tests taken for hormone levels?

Diane

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#138213 - 01/16/08 07:06 PM Re: Wrote a poem about hot flashes [Re: wordscribe]
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Registered: 12/30/05
Posts: 3027
My aunt would visit
Throw open our window
Saying “Isn’t it hot?”

We did not do this
Our family were
Quiet… reserved

I thought how odd
Not understanding
Storing away the scene

I stand at my window
Flap my nightdress
Remembering my aunt
Mountain ash

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#138214 - 01/16/08 07:27 PM Re: Wrote a poem about hot flashes [Re: Mountain Ash]
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Registered: 01/09/08
Posts: 16
Beautiful poem, Mountain Ash!

It's interesting how we understand people and their behaviors more as we get older...

Take care,
Diane

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#138216 - 01/16/08 09:07 PM Re: Wrote a poem about hot flashes [Re: ]
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Registered: 01/09/08
Posts: 16
Woohoo! That's funny!

This is fun...

Diane

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#138217 - 01/16/08 09:29 PM Re: Wrote a poem about hot flashes [Re: wordscribe]
Saundra Offline
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Registered: 11/18/05
Posts: 1796
Loc: Daytona Beach, Florida
I had my first hot flash (power surge) at 50. Ten years later I'm still having them. I work outside and it was in the 60s yesterday when I started to feel bad and pulled off clothes while my male partner (for the work day) laughed.

This afternoon I got dizzy while at my computer just before a hot flash. Anyone else had this experience?
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#138218 - 01/19/08 02:03 AM Re: Wrote a poem about hot flashes [Re: Saundra]
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Registered: 06/27/05
Posts: 2561
Loc: Alabama
One night I sat down at the supper table butt naked, not a single stich of clothing on...my husband walked in, stopped dead in his tracks and a huge grin stretched across his face. "Calm, down", I told him nonchalantly..."I'm expecting a hot flash any second and thought I'd be prepared."
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"They will be able to say that she stood in the storm and when the wind did not blow her away....and surely it has not.....she adjusted her sails" - Elizabeth Edwards

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#138219 - 01/19/08 12:16 PM Re: Wrote a poem about hot flashes [Re: Dee]
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Registered: 06/05/06
Posts: 4136
Loc: American living in Europe

Lying in bed; legs straight up in the air,
Spinning my hot divot around;
I turn the blanket to find the cool side,
Back and forth, to and fro, up side down!

Agh! It’s hot! I’m sweaty yucky,and cranky,
When I hear Hubby joke from his pillow.
“Hey Honey, didn’t know you’re so darn lanky!”
“Very funny”, I growled while I willow and willow.

“Did YOU turn the damned HEAT up last night?”
I screeched in a high pitched tone.
“I’m outta here,” Hubby escapes in flight,
Each step accompanied by my moans.

My head has turned into a flaming torch
No makeup could cover up this sight.
Tossing the divet, I move onto the porch,
My face leads the way like a red light.

A breeze in the night cools before I get hotter,
All is still and twinkly and at peace.
Hubby brings me a cold, clinking, glass of water,
Wow, he has accomplished;… Taming the Beast.

Quietly we return to our comfy slumber land
But what are those surring and burring sounds?
On the floor and burros, Hubby set up spinning fans
To help prevent any further nightmare rounds.

by
Angelika Schwarz
(Hannelore)

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#138220 - 01/19/08 01:21 PM Re: Wrote a poem about hot flashes [Re: Edelweiss]
ladyjane Offline


Registered: 08/22/07
Posts: 1761
Loc: Southern Maine, USA
Love it, Hannelore! What a wonderful description of how I (we) feel!.....here in Maine we've dipped down into sub zero night time temps. I always used fans year round until I found this man that I have. Last night he noticed I had a fan going....low to the floor on my side of the bed. He thinks I'm totally nuts. But I wake up so many times a night to throw the covers off and flip my pillow. Many nights I can barely throw a sheet over me...and I sleep in the buff! He's over there wrapped to his eyes in a heavy comforter and an extra blanket. Some night I could go stand out naked on the porch just for relief!
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