MENOPAUSE “COUGARS” – FACT OR FICTION?

I only heard the derogatory term “cougar” as it pertains to women a few years ago.  However, when researching the subject, I discovered that it has been in use for at least 20 years (well, the last time I was single and looking for love in all the wrong places was 1974, so I’ve beenContinue reading “MENOPAUSE “COUGARS” – FACT OR FICTION?”

COOLSCULPTING FOR MENOPAUSE PAUNCH – PART II

I had my first session of CoolSculpting and found it to be a thoroughly pleasant experience.  Of course, most any procedure would be, compared to the spine and knee surgeries I have had, plus injections in my feet for various maladies! The procedure was done in my dermatologist’s office and performed by a very pleasant,Continue reading “COOLSCULPTING FOR MENOPAUSE PAUNCH – PART II”

COOLSCULPTING: FOR WHEN FAT IS NO LONGER FIT (OR WHAT TO DO ABOUT A MENOPAUSE PAUNCH)

“If you can squeeze it, we can freeze it,” so states the Cosmetic Skin & Laser Center on their website. Where do I sign up??? If you have read my previous blogs (“Fit Fat – During Menopause and After” and “Do You Have Menopause Paunch?”), you will understand my frustration over the last few yearsContinue reading “COOLSCULPTING: FOR WHEN FAT IS NO LONGER FIT (OR WHAT TO DO ABOUT A MENOPAUSE PAUNCH)”

MENOPAUSE PRAYER: PLEASE GRANT ME SLEEP

Little did I know that, when I started experiencing insomnia in my mid-forties, it was a pre-menopausal symptom.  At the time, I attributed the insomnia to my job, more directly to my boss.  Even after I discarded the boss, a good night’s sleep was out of my reach.  My doctor suggested long, warm baths andContinue reading “MENOPAUSE PRAYER: PLEASE GRANT ME SLEEP”

BONE DENSITY AND MENOPAUSE

Due to spine issues that affect my balance, I have fallen several times over the past 10 years.  The details are too nasty to go into, but the last incident involved spilled blood and a brain scan (milkshakes and soups were my diet for about two weeks).  Thankfully, I never fractured a bone during anyContinue reading “BONE DENSITY AND MENOPAUSE”