Wednesday, July 30, 2008

My body is possessed!

I am convinced that my body was possessed by these Seven Dwarves. I started this last year(2007) having irregular periods. I usually had them like clock work. I was 46 years old.(I had a tubal when I was 26, after having my children, a boy and a girl, my family was complete.) Then last August I had what I think was my last real period. Then the hot flashes started. I didn't really know what it was, I just know I immediately was hot, and thought everyone else should be too. I was constantly asking, is it hot in here, or aren't you hot? After people looking at me like I was crazy, I started thinking it was just me. Then in the middle of winter and I was freezing my husband out, it just hit me, it's a hot flash. I took some advice from another menopausal woman, that taking black cohash and vitamin E helps, and it really did!

I kind of stopped having hot flashes, but other things were happening, (See above). I didn't sleep much at night, my sex drive was all but gone, I retained water, and yes, I felt possessed. My body was no longer my own. Plus I have gained about 10 pounds and cannot lose it! That really pissed me off.

Then in May I got a sore throat, the soreness went away, but I felt like something was in my lower throat, like when you swallow a pill and it gets stuck. Not all the time, but it comes and goes. I decided end of June to go to the doctor. Man, did I unload on him. After telling him all my symptoms, he asked if I ever had my Thyroid checked, which I said no. He said my Thyroid was a little enlarged, thus my throat thing. And all the symptoms of menopause are alot like thyroid issues, which can be brought on by menopause. I had a blood test, and my thyroid which should be between 0 and 3.5 was 35.

So now I am on Thyroid medicine. Hot flashes are gone, and in August will be a year since my last period, so I hope I am on my way. Now those pesky 10 pounds. I will hopefully get to work on that and taking control of my body again. Bye, Bye, seven dwarfs! (I hope)

Monday, July 28, 2008

Manic Monday

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Manic Monday #127
Every person you have ever slept with is invited to a banquet where you are the guest of honor. No one will be in attendance except you, the collection of your former lovers, and the catering service. After the meal, you are asked to give a fifteen-minute speech to the assembly.What do you talk about? That's pretty easy, I would talk to my husband.

What's your favorite thing to do on a rainy day? After my house is clean and everything in order (I'm kind of weird like that, can't relax until everything is in it's place) I bake something like cinnamon roles, and sit down with a good book.

Are you a window person or an aisle person? Why? I am a aisle person, my husband likes the window seat, so I usually take the aisle.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Friday Fill-Ins

1. I believe whatever doesn't kill you will teach you something and make you a stronger person.

2. If you're good at something share it, pursue it, and strive to do it better.

3. Why so doom and gloom? I am a very optimistic person per my blog name. I know you have to be realistic, and bad things do happen, but tomorrow is always another day.

4. Something is out there, it's just waiting for you to find it.

5. If my life were a sitcom, it would be titled "Let's Party".

6. Sitting on my back porch [if you don't have one, use your imagination] I see my 2 yellow labs, Gus and Jake, my grouchy yellow cat, Tico, a margarita or Bud Light on my patio table, and husband, Bill sipping along with me.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to a bar-b-que I'm having with a few friends (on same patio) , some good margaritas, and some good times. Tomorrow my plans include catching up around the house, and going to the Miss Baca County Beauty Pageant which kicks off our County Fair. And Sunday, I want to clean house, and play and sing good at church, and relax the rest of the day!

Posted by Janet at 9:17 PM

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Brisendine Family Reunion

My mom was from a family of 6 children and 2 older half brothers, both of which are deceased. Needless to say when we all get together there is alot of family running around. My mom, the oldest of the 6 kids, passed away in 1998. That is when we decided we needed to get together for reunions every now and then. This last month we had ours in Burlington.

As a kid growing up I was the oldest grandkid of 13 (also we have 5 cousins from the half brothers). Every year we all got together for most holidays at my grandparents house. My family is really into taking picture so every year we had a picture of every generation year after year. I wanted to scan an old picture of all the cousins when we were little, but can't get it to work, so will have to settle on this picture that was taken at the reunion. This isn't everyone, a few cousins are missing. Now we all have kids, so there is another generation of cousins, and it just keeps growing. My kids are the oldest great grandkids, and someday we will start having great-great grandkids.

We are also a very musical family, and every reunion we have our own talent show, my Grandma Brisendine played the piano by ear and sang. Most of us have inherited that talent. It is so amazing! What a great family I have!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Been awhile!

Hi, boy I've been gone and busy, and haven't had a chance to post. But just watched this clip on an e-mail and it really got to me. Thought if was worth passing on.

Been out of town to meetings, and then a family reunion, so I will post some pictures of this soon!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Manic Monday!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Manic Monday #123

What sound or noise do you love? I love laughter, when someone if laughing that deep all over type of laugh you can't help but feel good also.

What sound or noise do you hate? The typical nails scraping on a chalk board, really curls my teeth! Really, they do curl.

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? I think it would be really fun to be a flight attendant. I love to travel, you could really see the world, but not such a great job with a family.

What profession would you not like to do? I don't think I could work in a nursing home or alzeimers unit. There are special people that have just the knack and compassion for that.