Menopause Stories

I’m looking for menopause stories. Yours or someone else’s.

Funny, sad, scary, ironic, apocryphal, enlightening, dubious, charming, educational, poignant.

Anything.

But mostly funny because let’s face it — menopause is a hoot!

Here’s an example … my female dentist of a certain age has to be sure her first appointment of the day is also female because she ALWAYS has a hot flash when she gets into her office in the morning. Men get freaked out, but women get a good laugh from it.

Speaking of men, I’d love to get the male perspective too.

And I want this message to go viral, squirming its way into every nook and cranny of cyberspace. Help me out, peeps.

I will tell you what I’m doing with these stories when you provide one (and if you care). I know this can be a sensitive subject, so please ask for anonymity if you so desire.

There are several ways you can contribute.

One — comment on this blog. Keep in mind this is a public forum, though.

Two — email me directly at AmpersandPress@aol.com with “menopause story” in the subject line.

Three — send me a private message on Facebook.

Four — if you’re my mother, you can call me. I promise to return your call just as soon as I’m able.

There’s no strict timeframe on this … well, not much of one, anyway … so please forward this link to all your far-flung friends and enemies. I want a lot of stories, so viral this, baby!

Thanks so much!

0 thoughts on “Menopause Stories

  1. Claudia

    Okay, Becky, I have to ask, are you saying it is YOUR personal experience that menopause is a HOOT? Because the level of insanity I always associated with you has just jumped off the scale.
    Oh yes–I have stories, they are not for the faint of heart–and I challenge you to show me the “hootishness” of them.
    I will email–not because it needs to be anonymous, just to protect the weak.

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    1. beckycc

      “Protect the weak.” You’re funny, Claudia!

      Actually, I am a mere slip of a girl and I have no personal experience with menopause, hence my request. And I haven’t yet learned how to make people see the air quotes when I post them on my blog.

      Obviously I know it’s not a hoot for many women or their significant others, but I believe we can always find humor even in the worst of circumstances. That’s humanity’s blessing and curse. Much like menopause itself.

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  2. Martha Lancaster

    It was many years ago for me, but I remember well the chaos this caused in my household. I was going through menapause at the same time my husband was having a midlife crisis and my two teens’ harmones were raging. Everyone was angry and yelling and slamming doors. But we managed to survive, somehow!!

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