It’s 94 degrees today with the humidity off the charts and I always get crabby when it’s like this. I cant’ stand thick heat. Give me a nice cold winter day any time. Snuggled up in three layers of clothes is much more fun than exposing my almost sixty year old body in shorts and tiny tops to stay cool. And will someone please tell me how my gramma’s arms got on my body?
I didn’t really come here to complain today but it was actually the heat that reminded me to share some info with you that you may or may not already know.
I had a hysterectomy at a very early age and have been on hormone replacement for almost 40 years. When I was younger, every July I would end up at my gynecologists complaining about the heat and all the hot flashes and brain fog I was having and he would give me an extra shot of hormones. Within 24-48 hours I was back to normal, my mind thinking clear again and the hot flashes no longer flashing.
One year I asked him why I was always there in July complaining about the same thing and he said that women use their hormones to cool off their bodies in the heat and we run out of hormones quicker in July and August.
It seemed logical enough and I always appreciated the extra boost of hormones to get me through July and August.
I tell you this because you might be getting crabby and forgetful during the heat and I just want you to know it’s not your fault that you’re crabby. It’s your body doing her best to keep you cool and yet stay balanced hormonely (sp?).
(My modern day gynecologist doesn’t agree with this theory so who knows who’s right).
Either way……………….take it easy during the heat and don’t get down on yourself if you get crabby and forgetful. It’ll pass and before you know it, we’ll be snuggled up in our flannels.
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