Saturday, March 28, 2009

Hot Flashes THEN Baby, for me...apparently

If you have talked to me at all in the past month or so, I have told you the story about the crazy-bitter-wench of a woman (who also goes by the title of "doctor") who basically suggested that I was going to need God's good grace and the luck of the Irish to have 3 babies after the age of 30. I realize that my body is not in the prime baby-making condition that it was 5 years ago. I'm even aware that it's not in the same quick-recovery condition that it once was. One night of tequila shooters will tell me that! But I cannot help it that I didn't stumble across Neal's hotness until the age of 27 and that he did not finally meet me at the end of a sandy boardwalk until I was 28. Likewise, I cannot help it that when Uncle Sam calls, you don't say "just a minute. Can we have about 18 months to work on this? Thanks." So, here were are. It is somewhat gratifying to know that my mother had me at the age of 30 and I turned out relatively OK. But what we're looking at is me plus 2 and apparently that is what floored dear old Dr. GYN.

This bring me to the second story of the good but daft doctor. While doing some light filing in my office, I came across some paperwork that she had given me during our first visit. It looked like a photocopy of some Journal of Medicine article about Vitamin D. OK..fine..maybe you can't tell by the impending case of melanoma that I've got going on from years of bathing in baby oil on the beaches of Hilton Head, but I'm definitely not skimping on my Vitamin D. All the same, I folded it away and stuck it in my purse. There it stayed until today when I took it out, unfolded it and realized that it wasn't just about Vitamin D, it was about Vitamin D and pre-menopausal women!! Since WHEN did the age of 30 qualify a woman as being pre-menopausal? There is something odd and troubling when I have to wash down my pre-natal vitamins with my Vitamin D for pre-menopause. Yes, I now have a few gray hairs and some wrinkles across the forehead, but I'm pretty sure I'm not pre-menopausal. Although looking back, maybe I wore my bathing suit around the house a little too much last winter....


  1. I am deep trouble if 30 is considered pre-menopausal...I will be 32 in May...I guess I had better get started if I am going to reproduce!!If you think about it though, any age prior to menopause is "pre-menopausal".

  2. Hahaha...I hadn't thought of it that way. I guess we all are "pre-menopausal"!! ;)


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