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March 02, 2014


margaret lesh

Laura, so many thoughts on this subject. It is your time now. It's been four years for me since they've started. I never thought I'd miss my monthly period (I still don't), but I have thought about the loss of my body's ability to reproduce and felt momentary sadness. I gave up the idea of having a second child years ago, but the idea of the possibility being forever closed seemed sad somehow. Also, the idea that our bodies are changing and, basically, not in top form with all of the hormones and things working to support the baby factory. (Doesn't that just suck? It's like: You are no use to me now, so I will seek my revenge.)

I have to say, your thoughts on the change are much more poetic than mine have been. Mine have involved more cursing.

A wet bandanna around the neck is a wonderful thing.

May your hot flashes be rare and interesting.

Laura of Rebellious Thoughts of a Womann

Up until about a month ago, my well-maintained monthly system and the need to be on the pill if there were to be a dalliance felt like a mockery. This new phase seems right, and I'm ready to bid goodbye to mad rushes to the store for tampons. I haven't sweltered enough yet for the wet bandanna, but thanks for the heads-up.

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