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10/19/08 5:52 P

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My daughter and son-in-law live in Denver. I wonder how far that is from NM. I really love your views. Actually we are giving thought to moving to Denver in a few years or whenever we get a grandchild.
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But with the economy, our house nowhere near being ready to sell, and our empty lake it will be a while before we can even think about that. Our house backs up to a small lake. Over time we've had a lot of silt wash in from the highway and then some beavers put holes in the earth dam. So we had to drain the lake, throw out the smelly dead fish, and dredge out our end that had all the silt. It cost the neighborhood $40,000 to fix it. The whole neighborhood paid for fixing it but the people like us who are actually on the lake had to pay double that. All of that to say I don't think we could get anything near what the house is worth with just a swamp in the backyard. It's going to take a lot of rain to fill it back up. But if we have a typical Alabama winter, there will be plenty of rain. Well, I think I am rambling.
I think I was in my 40's when I started menopause. And the worst thing for me was the hot flashes and crying. Thank goodness I never had night sweats. They must be awful. If you want to know what my doctor has given me over the years, let me know.

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10/19/08 3:33 P

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I have 3 girls, 2 boys, in that order. I'm in NM. (in the mountains) :-)

I got a lot of nasty remarks when I was preg. with #'s 3 and 4 but then when we adopted #5, they didn't know what to say! LOL!! I don't know why people think it's any of their business anyway.

My hormones started sputtering when I was 35 y.o. About 3 years ago, I started having hot flashes (10-12/day). There were other things, too, but the first doc put me on Prempro but then the gyn doc said I was too young for that and then she put me on Yaz. Now my (new) family doc doesn't want me on it for more than a few more months. I think I'll ask the gyn's opinion. LOL I don't know how I'm going to deal with having those hot flashes again, not to mention the crabbiness and sleeplessness!

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10/18/08 11:49 P

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I just looked at your spark page. ((I guess I forgot.)
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Where do you live?????????? Those views are spectacular. I live in Alabama and we never get anything like that. I would love to live somewhere like that. MaryAnn

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10/18/08 11:41 P

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I had my first at 33 (not for the lack of trying) and second at 35. I definitely think they kept me young until they left home and I have pretty much been in a heap on the floor ever since. How old are your children now? How many of each?

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10/18/08 10:14 P

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My mom will be 65 in one month. She talks about having senior moments all the time. LOL A friend of mine calls her forgetful moments, "Half-heimers."

Yes, my handful keep me busy! It gets rather insane at times. I guess it keeps me young, right? LOL

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10/18/08 10:48 A

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How old is your mom? I'm 62 and I know some of my forgetfulness is age. I have had a lot of "senior moments." I have them everyday. So I'm getting a double whammy--menopause and age. I would think with your family history you would be somewhat anxious. I just looked back at your spark page and you have FIVE children. Keeping up with them and all their activities would be hard on someone 30 years old! emoticon

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10/17/08 10:37 P

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Thank you! That's so good to know. emoticon

My mom is extremely forgetful and we don't know if it's early Alzheimers or menopause. It's hit every male, not sure about women, on her dad's side of the family.



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10/17/08 4:23 P

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I have been told by a doctor that if you are afraid you are getting Alzheimer's then you aren't. But I can certainly see your concern. It was nice talking to you and we need to continue.

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10/17/08 3:04 P

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Thanks, I'm glad I'm not the only one! I had just been through a very stressful time about a week before I backed the car into the van. I wonder if that made a difference. Oh yes, I make sure I'm 100% focused when I'm backing the car up now! LOL DH was able to pop the dent out in the car but there's still a slight dent in the van. I feel better knowing that this isn't abnormal, at any rate. Alzheimer's runs in the family and my forgetfulness had me worried!


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I also have depression and anxiety for which I take medication. I asked my therapist if that medication was making me so forgetful. He said no. It was menopause. I just wonder how bad it would be if I weren't on Climera Pro patch. The only thing that has worked for me is to try to remain as calm as possible. Because for me it is much worse when I'm under stress. I also find it helps to actively think about what I'm doing if it is something like backing up a car or when driving. I think I will have to give up singing to a CD in the car because it may be distracting. Hope this helps.

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I also have depression and anxiety for which I take medication. I asked my therapist if that medication was making me so forgetful. He said no. It was menopause. I just wonder how bad it would be if I weren't on Climera Pro patch. The only thing that has worked for me is to try to remain as calm as possible. Because for me it is much worse when I'm under stress. I also find it helps to actively think about what I'm doing if it is something like backing up a car or when driving. I think I will have to give up singing to a CD in the car because it may be distracting. Hope this helps.

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10/13/08 9:36 A

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Lately I've been so forgetful, it's starting to worry me! Most of the time it's just small things like forgetting to take my reusable bags to the grocery store with me and forgetting to give the cashier my coupons but the other night, I forgot the van was behind me a ways and I backed the car into the van!

I'm on Yaz bc pills for hormone replacement therapy and all the late forgetfulness was after my period was over. Is this normal for perimenopause??

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Marci

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