Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Come on Baby Light my Fire......

Great news I had my physical last week and I’m in great shape and the doctor was thrilled I’m right on time with MENOPAUSE!
 Ladies, ladies, ladies I’m here to say it isn’t as bad as you think. Ok everyone is different but I am thankfully suffering from one thing and one thing only…..HOT FLASHES! 
I discovered something that was a tad unpleasant during the heat wave last week….heat brings on hot flashes! You would think Mother Nature would take pity on us and not try to evenly roast us inside and out! But life goes on and with busy lives we don’t have time to stand in front of fans all day.
Now I’m not trying to freak you guys out there but I found a little something that would work for men too on a hot day……personal necklace cooling fans! You hang this puppy around your neck and it blows cool air on you and I have to say it’s a very nice comfortable COOL air. No hands required so Mister man could wear one when riding around on the tractor to keep himself comfy and cool too. So I ordered us each one and nice price too around ten bucks.

So next time something is wearing you down, even men, take a look around on the Internet and I bet you find a helpful answer to your problem. If not you’re about to make a million by designing what you need. Try a personal fan I have mine hanging around my neck and I’m smiling!
I hope you’re all having a wonderful workweek!


Pura Vida said...

cute...I had cold flashes and they are not fun either...I did this craziness when I was 46!!!! can you believe...so over it for a good long time :-)

cindy hattersley design said...

You know I have found them to be not that bad either....the sleep deprivation is a little irritating at times!

Woodside Park said...

Congrats on your great physical!

Debra, I have seven sisters with the same names: itchy, bitchy, sweaty...

Just kiddin!!!! Not really. Yes, totally a joke! :)

x Loi

Karena said...

Debra at least I can say that I lived through it!! Now the only issue is my entire body is falling apart! Ha!

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zanetastyle said...

Hi Debra,
I am laughing with your humor again! That is the best approach to not so pleasant life experiences.... you are good at that I see.
Good luck with the heat and enjoy being in great shape!
hugs Z

Leslie said...

Mine come and go .. and I feel them most at night {night sweats, ha!} I wonder if there's a choking hazard if one attempts to wear it at night? ;)

I'm with ya friend and congrats on the physical. At this point in life I am always happy to hear positive news with regards to my health. Priorities change as we mature and a sense of humor is VERY important. Keep up your walks, deep breaths, and eat your breakfast:)

Loved this post Debra and I appreciate your being upfront and telling it like it is AND having a sense of humor!


Loved this post Debra!

The enchanted home said...

Hysterical and who cannot relate to this that is over 45? I am peri I believe and have had a few hot flashes that were about to send me literally INTO my freezer. It was crazy. I have no shame, I grabbed (and keep very handy) my sons portable little fan with water spritzer for those unexpected flashes..this does the trick! Whatever it takes......

Boxwood Terrace said...

OMG Debra. I just had my physical last week and had the same discussion with my doctor. I was thinking today too that it seems like some women don't like to discuss menopause, so this is refreshing. My mother told me she didn't get hot flashes, so that is good news. I think mine are warm flashes--not too bad. My sleep patterns are off now though, so I'm trying to adjust. Thanks for the laugh!


Anonymous said...

So funny! The only good thing about them, is that they don't last forever, though you think they will...

debra @ 5th and state said...

don't last forever......HAH!!!

this winter gal is dying in this heat, am so getting this fan which i didn't know existed. THANKS deb!


martinealison said...

Lorsque je me trouvais aux Philippines je me souviens avoir utilisé un ventilateur portable à eau. C'était vraiment génial...
Je ne sais pas si sur le net on trouve ce genre d'article ?...
Merci pour cette publication ... et courage pour les coups de chaud!
Gros bisous

Goldie Stetten said...

My flashes were totally affected by my sugar intake, including wine. White wine as opposed to red had less of an effect on them.

Karen said...

Hilarious. Thankfully, I'm done with this lovely span of life's journey. What I want to know is why, oh why, can't they develop a pill for the hot flashes...that is the only ill effect of the whole process I experienced, and I don't even like summer weather! :D

Taylor Greenwalt said...

You are to funny...loved this post! Hot flashes aren't to bad...its the aging that goes with it!

I Dream Of said...

Debra you are making me laugh! I'm a fan. (Ha!) I hope that you can keep your cool! XOXO

Stacey said...

Lol! Love this post Debra! Hurray for a great physical! I think we could all use one of those fans in this heat!:-)

Unknown said...


So happy to hear you are healthy, though over heated!! :) Love the fan idea and will remember that when my time comes. Soon, I'm afraid!!!!

xoxo Elizabeth

michele said...

ha! and now you've gone and made me hate you for breezing thru yer menopause wit yer fan necklace. oh that i could be so fortunate! all 5 years of my peri and now the surgical menopause is a beyotch. the hotflashing i can handle, but the other symptoms can kiss my grits.

i feel better now.:)


Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

Ain't it grand?!! I think men should go through it too.
I think your little fan is fabulous, and I will be getting one of those.

therelishedroost said...

My poor friend just had her ovaries removed and went into instant menopause!! UGH!! I get hot flashes at night.. so off with the blankets for me! Hang in there girl!'Best,

Fashion-isha said...

Haha! I love your positive attitude! Should I say congrats on this milestone?? Why not! Everything in life is worth celebrating!

Feel good and keep cool!

La Petite Gallery said...

This too shall pass. I love your Blog.


Loretta Fontaine (EcoHappy Blog) said...

Debra- Congrats on the great physical!

Sending the thought of cooling breezes your way!


Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...


Oh great, something to look forward to. I HATE to be too HOT or too COLD.

The joys of aging. I guess the good news is that you only have hot flashes.

I hope that you have a great week! I am looking forward to some of your blueberry recipes/ideas as you have a huge crop of them.

Take care, xx Elizabeth

Jeanne Henriques said...

I am laughing in my Tahilla Farm boots Debra...absolutely cracked me up! I can fully appreciate what I call the 'M' word. Saying that...I have been happier for the cooler weather of NH, even in the heat wave. Vietnam puts a whole new meaning on hot flashes.

Loving your side of the world...PB is just delightful. If you are around over the next few weeks, let me know, would love to meet over coffee. I am desperate for some decorating tips!

Happy Sunshine...from the other side of PB..

Jeanne xx

stone garden ornaments said...

Thank you so much for this post.
I was looking for something and found your blog.
Good job!

Anonymous said...

SO not looking forward to it, especially the hot flashes and sleep problems. I hope you're sleeping well at least!

Sara Louise said...

Hot flashes during a heat wave?! Now there is something to look forward to (not)!
Best of luck staying cool. I hope lots of lovely breezes blow your way :)

Sharon Lee Johnson said...

I guess you are longing for your snowy winters. Will you be wearing your fan then, I wonder. As long as your sense of humour is in tact, it's all good! xx Sharon

La Dolfina said...

Thank you for this post!
I too am experiencing hot flashes, especially those induced by hot weather! The fan sounds heavenly!
What has been worse though is the fatigue.
I started taking Estroven (not Estrogen) last week and it is really helping with both the hot flashes and fatigue.
Stay cool and positive my Virgo sister!

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Hello Debra!

Just checking in to see what you are up to! Are you surviving the wet summer weather or have you actually seen the sun?

I loved the new pillow that you posted on FB, beautiful!

Have a great day!

Unknown said...

This made me laugh outloud. I've been over it, through, back into it, then menopause was gone for years, now the hot flashes are back! sorry, but they are like your worst enemy. Hope yours are too bad and short lived.
xo Nancy

Ira said...

This is fantastic!

Home Design said...

So funny! The only good thing about them, is that they don't last forever, though you think they will...

Anonymous said...

I feel like I am at the top of my game as an antique dealer but now this menopause stuff has really put a crimp in my life and work,everywoman goes though it but I find a lot of women have little sympathy for each other, hey girls cut a break it will soon be your turn! Nice too see so many supportive comments here

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Happy, hot New Year-HAHA! This made me laugh like crazy as it seemed all i said all summer is "do you think it's hot in here?"

I hope you all are doing well- miss you!

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