Sunday, December 30, 2012

Older than my years

OK, I just want to put all that behind me. It was basically me getting all paranoid about something that turned out to be nothing.

I think that is a side effect of having had NF. I somehow believe that the unusual, rare things are the ones that will happen to me. Just because that happened twice (nf & pvns), it doesn't mean it'll always be that way. Also, I *stupidly* believed something I read on the internet, which turned out to be wrong information. I can't believe I fell for that. I want to go back into that "reputable" site and write a letter correcting that information. It sent me into a tailspin for nothing. It happens to me a lot- that I think Very Bad Things are happening to me when it really turns out to be a simple thing. Don't know if I'll ever shake that one.

Anyway, aside from feeling kinda low-energy and virus-y, I am over that emergency which wasn't an emergency. Oh, and we've got sick kids at home, too. We were up almost all Friday night with a fevery little boy.

I think that if I didn't have the kids, it would be hard for me to find a reason to go out and be lively each day. Thank Gd for the kids. Sometimes, though, I do need to hide away and take rest days. Usually my body tells me to by feeling fluey and swollen glands (like today). But, sometimes it is just because I can't take life anymore. My system goes on overload and I just gotta check out. That is what happened on Friday, after Thursday, when I thought I had a big health problem. Thankfully, I don't.

Just like I need to "check out" sometimes, it seems that my body is doing the same thing. It no longer wants to be fully functioning while it needs all these medicines and to deal with pain.

The doctor told me I am going into early menopause.


  1. 45 is already fair game for anyone... How close are you?:)

    1. 44. My mom started peri-menopause at 50, and the doctor said it was "early", so darnmint, I am still young!

  2. Yup, that will do it. Just add that to your list. Actually, menopause doesn't have to be a big deal. You'll get past this too.

  3. HUGS!!!! Early menopause is that kind of thing that on the one hand is part of life but that would freak me
    out to hear, too!!!!