Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Me a hypochondriac? Nooooo….

I read an article in the oh so newsworthy magazine of Cosmo about a girl in her young twenties who went through menopause. The magazine described the symptoms in detail and offered support groups to those dealing with this so young in life.

The symptoms:
Hot flashes, insomnia, headaches, body shape changes around the abdomen, water retention, emotional ups and downs, and forgetfulness.

A few days later, I went to the theater with the girls to see 27 Dresses and as soon as we hiked to our seats, I was roasting. I yanked off my sweatshirt and started fanning myself. I looked around at the girls as they sat there peacefully in their thick sweaters and thought…

Oh. My. Gosh.

I have all those symptoms!

I am absolutely roasting in JANUARY, I can’t sleep, I had a nasty headache yesterday, I’m getting pudge in my tummy, I retain water, I’m emotional, and I forget everything!

I’m going through menopause!!

Then I start thinking about how much Chris and I want a kid. Well, I guess we could adopt. American adoptions are kinda out of the question though, it would take too long. I’ve always wanted a baby from Africa. They are very hip these days. I wonder if I should start that process because I heard it takes a while. Should I just go to africanbabies.com or something? Hmm. I wonder if they have those menopause support groups in Santee?

All this, and the previews still hadn’t finished.

By the time I got home, I was worked up to a tizzy. I burst through the front door and yelled to Chris, ‘Honey! I’m going through MENOPAUSE!’


His eyes rolled to the sky and I literally heard him think, ‘Lord, why me? Why? She is absolutely nuts.’

He asked why I thought I was while desperately trying to hold back a snicker.

He failed.

I told him about the symptoms and how I had every one of them and he said:

1. You were wearing a sweater in a heated theater.
2. You’ve never slept well.
3. You didn’t drink water and you got a headache.
4. If you think that’s pudge, you’re stupid.
5. You retain water because you eat the equivalent of a salt lick daily.
6. There are therapy groups for the amount of emotional you are.
7. There is a lifetime supply of post-it notes all over this house that prove you have a bad memory.


I guess I’m not going through menopause.

Bummer. I was really looking forward to that African baby.


sewcreative said...

I praise God every day for that boy.....except when he drinks. I'm still struggling with that. But maybe he took that up out of necessity. Sorry Becks, but he does have his hands full at times. About that African baby, that's a lovely thought dear, but are sure you sure that you aren't just trying to get out of actually dealing with real childbirth? What's the real deal here hmmmmmmmmm? And Ashmystir, don't encourage the girl. She just may want to return to Vegas and bet BIG. If she ever hits the 2 cents or nickel machines she's done for.

Love always, mom

Anonymous said...

Africanbabies.com? Early menopause? Water retention? You're either very funny or an escapee from the looney bin! Maybe both! =) Here's to your humor..DON'T LOSE IT! =)

Lizzie M. said...

Nice try getting out of birthing your own children. Thank GOD for Chris!

Nicole said...

My question is, what are people going to do with all of these African babies when they aren't cool anymore? You just saved yourself from a major trend fopa! Oh, don't worry, I'm pretty sure I've had several fatal illnesses in the past year:)

Lisa C Magnus said...

You know if there is that chance, then maybe you should get started trying to have a baby NOW. :)

Anonymous said...

Uh oh! Am I in trouble? =)