H is for Hot Flashes!
NO… I am not getting hot because I ate Hot Peppers! I am not really sure what’s going on, but I can honestly say I know what a hot flash is because they are becoming more and more frequent these days! When did I get old enough for hot flashes, that’s what I’d like to know! I could be sitting there, doing nothing, nothing at all and all of a sudden, I’m sweating! And by sweating, I mean, fanning myself and changing from long sleeves to short sleeves, long pants to shorts, socks to no socks! Then, to make matters worse, I ask my kids, “Is it hot in here or is it just me?”…. I am not happy with the answer. “No, it’s just you Mom”. It just confirms what I already know…change is coming!
In the winter, normal people would sleep with a sheet and comforter, or just a comforter. Me, I slept with a thermal type blanket, you know, the ones with the little holes in it and short sleeves! I just couldn’t sleep all bundled up even if it was 21 below zero outside!! It bothered me so bad. I have been sleeping with my Chillow at my head and my feet! I think I need a second one so I don’t have to keep moving it from my head to toes! I know this isn’t the most fun topic to discuss but it’s a part of every woman’s life and there for, it needs to be talked about openly and honestly! I’m guessing these hot flashes are just the beginning of a whole new stage of life for me and I am not sure what to expect moving forward! If any of you women out there are reading this have any tips or advice for this life “changing” mama, I certainly would love to hear them! I know I’m not alone in this so I hope you are willing to share what you’ve experienced by leaving a comment below.
Until then… I’ll just go sweat myself away!