Tuesday, January 04, 2011

A New Season

New Year’s Day we went to Lawton to buy some building materials and had lunch at Chilis. Upon entering the restaurant, I went immediately to the restroom. When I came out, Toby and Jesse had been seated in the bar area so we could keep up with all the bowl games on TV. You know how Chilis’ tables are – long narrow with three chairs down each side? Toby was in the middle chair on one side and Jesse in the middle chair on the other side of the table as usual. I always sit next to Toby, but this time I had a moment’s irritation, because he seemed to be taking up lots of room. When I sat down, I felt that my chair was out in the aisle, but I put the irritation aside and sat down. About that time Toby had to go to the restroom, and I got up to let him out. Aha! This was my chance to get the middle chair and a little more room, and so I did. I pushed the unused chair against the wall and made plenty of room for both Toby and I to sit on the same side of the table without sticking out in the aisle. When Toby came back, he seemed to be crowding me, which was bothersome, but okay. We had a nice lunch with Jesse being very funny and keeping us entertained. Towards the end of the meal, I started feeling funny – kind of clammy – cold and hot at the same time. I broke out in a sweat. I thought it was maybe my blood sugar, but that couldn’t be right. Then I started shaking. All sorts of thoughts were racing through my mind. Then I realized that Toby’s leg was pressed up against mine, and he was doing that impatient man thang - shaking his leg – which really irritated me. So I said, "Are you shaking your leg?!" I realized my tone of voice must have been a bit off, because Toby gave me that look that said, "Yeah, what of it? Wanna fight?"

So in a better voice (but not much better apparently) I tried to explain, "Something is wrong. I’m cold and clammy and sweating, and I thought I was shaking too. It really freaked me out."

Toby reached over and touched my forehead. "Wow, you’re burning up. Are you okay?"

Jesse spoke up about this time with, "Menopausal moment."

Ah, that would explain the irritability and the wacko temperature gauge. It is a new season for me.

6 comments:

Deb said...

Been there Lou, only mine strike in the morning after I get out of the shower and while I'm putting my face on. It's always wonderful to be blotting the sweat from your upper lip so you can continue with the beautification process. (that and worrying if your deodorant is going to carry you through the day) And why the hell do they put furnace registers in the bathroom any way?!?!

Buck said...

I missed out on THAT fun... The Change... coz of circumstances beyond my control. I'm thinkin' I didn't miss much.

Hang in there, Lou.

Andy said...

Ummmm....Lou, you are a few years older than Pam, and she started this junk about 5 years ago.

I'm not saying you're a slow learner or anything, but...well, I really should shut up.

But, I'm ME, and I can't. Good on ya'! I know from living with, and listening to all the girls in my life that I love that it can REALLY suck.

However, I understand from all this listening I've done that once you hit the exit door, life is a whole 'nother kettle of fish in many ways.

Pam has determined that she's not gonna take the hormone junk that her Momma did (which screwed up the natural processes), or kill any of the flock of males around here that continually make things worse.

I'm pretty sure she'll make good on at least one of those determinations.

I'm hoping for both.

Deb said...

Andy, I'm with Pam on this one. The medical profession can screw up so many things trying to 'help' that it's not funny. Stayin' all natural even tho' it can be a royal pain in the petute.

Bag Blog said...

Deb, I have had a few night sweats in the past, but not sitting in a cold restaurant on a freezing day. It just took me by surprise.

Buck, I'm sorry you missed out on TSMP going thru this. I could fill you in on how it goes, but it wouldn't be the same as being here :)

Andy, I'm not planning on doing any doctor induced drugs. This morning I cried when Jesse wouldn't give me a hug. I'm not sure if tears were warranted or not, but I figured the hormones were not helping me, so I tried to cowboy up.

Christina LMT said...

Yikes...more things I have to look forward to. But I guess growing older beats the alternative!

What about bio-identical hormone replacement? Isn't that supposed to work and not mess you up?