As a woman I’ve often heard about hot flashes.
These are things that happen to older women and they’re often met with an eye roll.
Like they’re not really happening and should just be shrugged off.
I admit, as a young woman, whenever an older woman complained about a hot flash, I thought she was over exaggerating.
This is the product of women diminished.
Especially women over 40.
I, 46, have been experiencing hot flashes lately.
They’re nothing like I thought. It’s physical not mental. Guess what, I can think and function during a hot flash. I can even make informed decisions.
You’re hot if you’re in a full tuxedo in July, in New York, upstate, in a tent, for so many hours.
The heat is from the outside in. It can be changed by the temperature changing.
A hot flash, is opposite.
It’s like your bones are radiators and the heat is coming from within. I’ve never been so uncomfortable.
I just hope,going forward that my co workers are sensitive to this.
Not that I was ever sensitive to the ones before me.
It’s just not a thing, but I hope it can be.
At the moment,anyone that thinks it’s not, will have to deal with my very reasonable wrath.
Just trying to live my best life. Just trying.
Seriously, I’m sorry for all the women that came before me, going through menopause and I didn’t understand.