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Popsicles… my secret weapon against hot flashes

It came as a shock to me that chemotherapy might knock me into early menopause. When the oncology team told me, I sort of didn’t believe them. I thought it would be one side effect that wouldn’t hit me.


I was shocked… Well, honestly, shock isn’t a strong enough word for the feelings I had at the time.

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Well… I think they are evil. Every doggone night I look forward to interrupted sleep (assuming my eyes actually think about closing without a sleep aid)… waking up drenched in sweat is not my idea of sexy nor fun. But it is my night-time reality.

Last night I took two advil pm pills so that I could sleep. [I finished my prescription of ambien a couple of weeks ago and am now relying on over-the-counter sleep aids to get me through the night.] Two hours later,

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Hot flashes are for the doggone birds!!

Another hot and sweaty night. Five years of this? Oh well… before I get too down on myself, I am reminded that five more years of night sweats is five more years of life too.

Guess I can deal.

Hope you’re having (or had) a good night’s rest. If so… say a thank you to the Creator for that small miracle.

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I’ve been trying to “play nice” and just go with the flow.

I’ve been trying to convince myself that this ache and this pain, in the middle of my upper back was temporary. And if I just soldiered through, it would eventually go away.

Its not going away.

Its not getting better.

And I’m very damned annoyed about it.

My typical day goes like this…

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