Oh, how wonderful it is to be an almost 52-year-old woman with ALS.
At my age, I am a prime candidate for MENOPAUSE. Since I rid myself of the monthly manifestation of my miserable menses (all hail the great and powerful endometrial ablation), I have no visible indicator to tell me if, in fact, I stand on the brink of hormonal hell.
What I do have, what I think I have, are hot flashes. It's the strangest thing -- I feel as though intense heat radiates out of my body; I imagine wavy heat shimmering up all around me. There is no pattern, no particular time of day or night, it just happens and it's very uncomfortable.
And it's a pain in the AL-ass. If it happens while I'm sleeping I can't kick off the covers... well, I could, but I would never get them back on. Cecilia, who helped me get up just after one of these episodes, complained that I was all sweaty. Lovely.
So tell me, do these sound like hot flashes? If so, I guess I can check menopause off my list of things to do.
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