Menopause Musings

Well Woman Exam- What to Expect after 40 and What Might Be Missing.

Posted by on Sep 29, 2012 in All, Healthy is Sexy, Making it work, Menopause Musings, Sexual Education, Stuff Your Mom Never Told You | 3 comments

Well Woman Exam- What to Expect after 40 and What Might Be Missing.

  Ah yes, the yearly Well Woman visit, about as popular as April 15  and the tax man and yet a very important part of over all health for women of all ages.  ( I see you cringing and looking at the calendar.. yes you are over-do.. stop now and call to make an appointment!) For those with insurance a Well Woman visit is usually a fully covered once a year event that is part of your basic insurance package. For those without insurance things are more difficult but worth pursuing in a bid for over all health care.  Two resources are Liv Aware for finding free or low cost mammograms and of course Planned Parenthood for help with yearly exams and birth...

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The Possibility of Post 40 Passion

Posted by on Sep 24, 2012 in All, Making it work, Menopause Musings | 4 comments

The Possibility of Post 40 Passion

  I woke today feeling sore and  bit tired.. no, not the effects of old age creeping up on me. Around these parts birthdays are a week long event and you bet that means lots of after dark celebrating to go along with the cake and ice cream. The husband turned 59 this weekend.. call me a party animal. Oh, but wait.. the world does not want to read about or think about what my dear friend Chloe calls “Old Lady Sex.  You know, sex that anyone who is more than 10 years older than you is having. Good lord knows that as far as media is concerned we all might as well sew up the lady-goods and pick up the knitting needles since they seem to feel that no one wants...

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Exercising for Better Sex – Menopause Musings

Posted by on Jun 21, 2012 in All, Healthy is Sexy, Menopause Musings, Uncategorized | 1 comment

Exercising for Better Sex – Menopause Musings

In January I will be 45 years old and while I am blessed to be holding my age well  ( from a distance on a cantering horse as they say!) I am diving deeper into some of the issues of being a woman making her way to middle age and menopause. While some women make this trek gracefully .. one day they have a period and then then next day they don’t- magic! Some of us take the more difficult route that takes us through excessive bleeding, hot flashes that look like we are morphing into a comic book super heroes, skipping cycles, then triple cycling in one month ( oh joy!) as well as other various pains, freaky weight gain and all the emotional stability of...

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