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7 Dwarfs of Menopause

Postby minniepauz » Sun Jun 12, 2005 10:58 am

The Seven Dwarfs of Menopause arrived at my door without
warning: Itchy, Bitchy, Sweaty, Sleepy, Bloated, Forgetful and
All-Dried-Up.....One by one they crept into my own private cottage in
the woods and started to take over my life.

The first to arrive was Itchy. I developed this itch on my
right calf that was so irritating, I wanted to scratch the skin right
off my body.

Then Bitchy came to my door. No longer was my PMS contained
to one or two days a month--it felt like constant PMS. Then I would
swing from Bitchy to weepy. For Goodness sake, what was wrong with me?

Ding-dong......It's the middle of the night and Sweaty has
crawled into bed with me. Oh, yes, Sweaty brought embarrassing hot
flashes and introduced me to night sweats where it seemed as if a faucet
had been attached between my breasts.

Of ! course Sweaty brought about Sleepy because I was tired
all the time. I would wake up so many times in the night and not be able
to get back to sleep.

Bloated crept in slowly. My once-svelte figure got thick
through the middle section, even though I was following my weight-loss
program that had worked so well for so many years!

I can't quite remember when Forgetful arrived, but one day
my brain stopped working. I considered myself a pretty focused woman
until Forgetful came and I could not keep a coherent thought in my
brain. Am I getting Alzheimer's? I wondered.

Last, All-Dried-Up slowly encroached upon my happy marriage.
This was probably the most unpleasant of the dwarf family. Sex was no
longer on the top of my list.....or on my list at all. My husband would
give me that knowing look, and I would think,........ "Frankly, I'd
rather have a smoothie"!!!!!!!

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Going Nuts!

Postby kdo » Sun Jun 26, 2005 6:46 pm

So, how do I live through this? I've been in therapy, 12 step groups, read, can't work, am so angry - everything pisses me off... I feel totally insane !!!!!
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Postby minniepauz » Thu Jul 07, 2005 11:31 am

kdo....how are you doing, Girl???
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Postby Seventeen_At_Heart » Fri Sep 28, 2007 9:15 am

haha that opening post is so good.

You are very creative Dee :D
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Postby minniepauz » Fri Sep 28, 2007 10:02 am

I have to be honest here....I didn't write that piece and didn't draw the cartoon either. :) But thanks!! LOL
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Re: 7 Dwarfs of Menopause

Postby Tina12345 » Sun Jun 15, 2008 4:12 pm

This is very funny. I enjoyed the 7 dwarfs of menopause...what a great way to explain all the things us menopausal women have to go through. I'm finding your site very inspiring.
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Re: 7 Dwarfs of Menopause

Postby minniepauz » Mon Jun 16, 2008 8:01 am

That's great, Tina!! I love to inspire people! :) If you haven't signed up for the newsletter yet, you might want to do that http://www.minniepauz.com/signup.html The newsletter is a monthly extension of the website and also allows you to see over 350 MP cartoons! :)

I hope you'll hang around with us and let us get to know you a little better!
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Re: 7 Dwarfs of Menopause

Postby Jann » Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:56 am

Hi, I'm new to Minnie Pauz, The 7 dwarfs of menopause perfectly describes how I feel most days and I got a good laugh out of it, Thanks for sharing it !!!! :D
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Re: 7 Dwarfs of Menopause

Postby minniepauz » Tue Oct 07, 2008 6:24 am

Welcome, Jann!!! Glad you found us :) Where are you from?
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Re: 7 Dwarfs of Menopause

Postby Jann » Tue Oct 07, 2008 7:46 pm

Hi Dee, I'm from Australia. I found your site while surfing the web for some more information. Your site is very good. I found my biggest help was my female doctor who understands what I'm going through as she's already been there! :rbow:
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Re: 7 Dwarfs of Menopause

Postby groovygrandma » Sun Feb 22, 2009 6:11 am

I'm only new to the site, and while I was looking around I found this thread and the 7 dwarfs of menopause. Boy, that is so much like me that it's scary!!! I can relate to every single one, and I'm sure my husband would agree 100%.
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Re: 7 Dwarfs of Menopause

Postby minniepauz » Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:17 am

welcome Glenda!! I hope you found the men's page for your husband. And keep laughing with us!!
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Re: 7 Dwarfs of Menopause

Postby groovygrandma » Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:49 pm

Thanks Dee, I have found some very useful info, but haven't found the page for my hubby yet, so I will keep looking.
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Re: 7 Dwarfs of Menopause

Postby minniepauz » Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:53 pm

Silly me, I should have given you the url.....


http://www.minniepauz.com/male-menopause.html and of course, don't forget this page, although he might not appreciate this one! :)

http://www.minniepauz.com/Seven-Male-Dw ... pause.html
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