Tag Archives: menopause

One in a Thousand…

The morning after, and I was up early, taking care of the last minute chores, emptying out the garbage and the compost; running the vacuum one last time; drinking as much fluid (and a couple of cups of black coffee) … Continue reading

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Patching myself back together

I saw the endocrinologist today, and – lo and behold! – I left with a scrip for Climara, a low dose (.0375 mg per day) estrogen patch. It was not a decision she made lightly, and she wants me to … Continue reading

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three down, two to go

One more doctor down – an equally lovely doctor in her own way, Dr. Lorilee Schoenbeck, and equally unwilling to prescribe. She offered me the possibility of black cohosh and ayurvedic remedies*, soothing salves made from calendula and cocoa butter, … Continue reading

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Pillar to Post

And back again. Lovely though Dr. Everett (the onco/gyno) was, she was NOT the right doctor for me and my delicate condition- and so I’ve been passed down the line. Onward to the endocrinologist and naturopath! It’s a less than … Continue reading

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turn and return

I’ll be going to see my oncologist this coming Thursday for the normal scheduled check-up. I’m utterly dreading this – not because of the perhaps more usual fear of recurrence (I’m really not concerned; if there’s anything brewing in my … Continue reading

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Just a Dash of Estradiol

Most everything’s the same, and yet everything’s different – I’m still having hot flashes, and night sweats, and general body aches, none of that has altered; the old problems are all still there, along with some new ones but – and, … Continue reading

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fraying at the edges

“Natural menopause is a fender bender, whereas medical or surgical menopause is like hitting a brick wall at sixty miles an hour.” After talking with some other folks on this carnival ride, I’m not sure of the veracity of the … Continue reading

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Back in the fray

Scotland in early winter – it was an excellent idea, after all. I stayed with my most marvelous host in the cozy cabin; I ate many clementines, and much toast, and many other tasty things; I cut and split wood*, … Continue reading

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