Tag: personal

A Friend Asks How My Family Is Doing

A friend asks how my family is doing Family—I ponder the word, for if I had childrenI’d probably share their progress and accomplishmentsBut instead I try to make sense of the wordFor, what I hear is a question about the relationshipI have with my… Continue Reading “A Friend Asks How My Family Is Doing”

Should I Get a Hysterectomy?

Like many women, my younger life was pretty uneventful as far as my health was concerned. Then, everything changed in 2001 when I got pregnant at age 35. As my pregnancy progressed, the doctor became concerned that I had a growing fibroid. It was… Continue Reading “Should I Get a Hysterectomy?”

Diary of a Menopausal Woman: Perimenopause is Lit 🙄

I haven’t had a period for ninety-nine days. I know this because I’ve set up my iPhone health app to keep track. Once I started having menstrual cycles twice a month, I thought this app would be a good idea. Turns out, I was… Continue Reading “Diary of a Menopausal Woman: Perimenopause is Lit 🙄”

It’s the Sweat and Itch for Me, Sis! by Tyran Butler

by Tyran Butler I used to sleep like a rock. I used to be as sharp as a tack. I used to be relatively easy to get along with, in most cases. I used to be younger. Perimenopause has changed my life. None of… Continue Reading “It’s the Sweat and Itch for Me, Sis! by Tyran Butler”

Diary of a Menopausal Woman: January 2021 (Fear)

I am afraid. I fear the mental illness that’s coursed through my blood will surface at last. Thus far, I’ve escaped my mother’s schizophrenia, my aunt’s clinical depression, my sister’s depression, my niece’s trichotillomania, my other niece’s bipolar diagnosis, and my daughter’s anxiety. For… Continue Reading “Diary of a Menopausal Woman: January 2021 (Fear)”

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