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Monday, June 8, 2009

Thanks Eve For The Hot Flashes!!

Okay........this is exactly what a hot flash looks like. They have been running through my body JUST LIKE THIS!! I would like to give my very own personal thank you to Eve for this rubbish merely because I'm not entirely sure who else to blame. I would like to know what I've ever done to you? Thanks gal!!


Between hot flashes, I've been working on my gardens and have to show you this Gladiola be-yoot that is blooming in one of my rock gardens...........


A few snapshots from my organic garden. I make my own organic insect repellent to keep those little suckers off my veggies.........

My eight gi-normous blueberry bushes are chock full of blueberries this year.......


My eggplant are full of blooms that will soon produce..........


My yellow Heirloom cherry tomatoes have millions of tomatoes on them (okay........maybe not millions.....but thousands.......)


I have loads of squash already...........


I'm off to weed my garden. Helps the hot flashes you know? I am determined to get the rest of those suckers gone today so that more can take their place. Still, I find gardening very therapeutic and soothing. Doesn't hurt that I sell my veggies either. That's always good incentive, lol.

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Have a beautiful Monday and do something that makes you smile today.

Steady On
Reggie Girl

37 comments:

  1. Mmmmm...squash! One of my faves. Also tomatoes! And blueberries. And...what else you got there Missy???

    Sorry to hear about the hot flashes. I have been lucky - my treatment kicked me into menopause and I was worried about the hot flashes. But I have been lucky - I call mine "warm" flashes. And they are very infrequent. Hope it stays that way!

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  2. what helped me with the 'meeny menos' was cutting out starchy foods and sugars, as these somehow made my body warmer and so the flahses increased. also i used 'evening primrose oil' capsules which also helped. who'd want to be a woman?

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  3. I suffered from hot flashes for well over 10 years - while I was in what the doctors called "perimenopause", kind of a practice session of menopause. Why the hell anyone needs to practice that sucker is beyond me. Anyhoo, I started taking Estrovan, a natural herb/vitamin supplement that you can buy over the counter, and it really helped. Well, I guess I've been a good little student (obviously not a fast learner) and after 14 or so years in the perimenopausal state, I've finally graduated into menopause. Missed the cap and gown ceremony, though. I'm still taking the Estrovan, but my hot flashes have come back so I don't know if I need to get the extra-strength next, and after that the "forget-it-there's-no-hope-for-you" ones. We'll see.

    Love the gladiolas.

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  4. What beautiful glads and oh your veggies look so good. I like time alone weeding in the garden too. A good time to think and commune with God. I have to get out really early in the morning or after about 4 in the afternoon because of the heat these days. Be careful and have fun.

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  5. HI Gina..(:)
    OH fun hotflash post and pretty flowers too (:)
    well thanks dear on my recovery.. each day is better than the one before.. Jun. 17th I go back to get an x-ray to see if I can start to try and walk again..HOPE SO (:) hugs,Patty

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  6. Wow! Your garden looks fantastic! We've tried several years to grow one but just can't seem to get it right here in Arizona! Would love to try a blueberry bush though.

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  7. Thank you for your garden tour, very pretty. Good luck with those hot flashes I get them also, but not so bad anymore. But I'm at that age I'm sure they will be back.

    Have a beautiful week.

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  8. Ackkkk hot flashes and other lovely things that go along with them!!
    Wow girl....your garden is popping!!! I adore blueberries off the bush - yummmmmy!!

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  9. Yup, I know just what you mean, girlfriend!!! That photo is perfect!!! And I love it that you garden!!!! I think I need your recipe for organic pest control!!! We're just starting our vegetable gardening this year, but I'm allergic to pesticide...Have a wonderful week! ~Janine XO

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  10. I went through the 'Eve Torture' pretty early - 43. Have you ever seen the movie 'Ghostrider' starring Nicholas Cage? That's what mine felt like, all of a sudden it would swoosh up to my head and it felt like it was burning up.....but I don't ride a motorcycle!

    Your flowers and veggies are beautiful! Have a good Monday..hope you can 'fight the flash'!

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  11. Your garden is amazing...thanks for tempting us with your pics...
    And the hot flashes...I just remember to take my meds and I'm OK. Happy Monday ~Natalie

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  12. That is awesome! I don't have a green thumb and I kill every plant I touch. (So I promise never to go into your garden!). Have a great week!

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  13. Garden looks great! Whats the organic insect repellent?? I sure would like to try that. Do you feel like sharing? I was lucky in the hot flashes department.Was 30 and had surgery but every thing had almost completely quit functioning. When I did have a small one I kept a small fold up fan and girl did it do wonders of course it didn't work if it happened when I was sleeping!

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  14. Hope you get rid of the hot flashes, Reggie. Luckily, I missed most of that when I was your age.

    The Glads are beautiful. We tried to grow them --but they didn't do too well... (too shady)

    I love yellow tomatoes... YUM!
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  15. I love your garden! how awesome does it look!!! Ours looks about a 10th of the size, still little teeny plants. Must have a green thumb there lady...

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  16. What a great garden! I am jealous. I won't be showing this post to my 2 little tomato plants, my 2 pepper plants and my 2 pansies. They might just give up already!

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  17. Beautiful flowers. BLessings and prayers, andrea

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  18. No hot flashes here yet, but I hear they are terrible.
    Yum to all your fruits and veggies...they look great!

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  19. Great garden. You are well ahead of us. My cherry tomatoes are green and the regular have just started to flower.

    Have two blueberries but the birds like them, too. And the bunnies got my watermelon seedlings. But I would rather live with them, birds and bunnies are good. So I stick to things that the bunnies and voles will leave alone.

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  20. Beautiful even the veggies. Reggie I want to join the shootout gang this week! I have some free time now that we are on summer break and are moving until the end of the summer. I always click the puppy even if I don't have time to comment.

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  21. I am IN LOVE with your gladiolas!! I have loved them since I was a kid when my grandmother had her garden FULL of gladiolas. I even thought the name was neat! Gorgous. And all those fruits and vegies, yum!! Makes me miss the delicious blueberries that NJ is known for, big ripe blue ones as sweet as any summer night! You sure do have a green thumb, which is more then I can say for myself. Hope all is well with you dear friend!! thinkin' of you, and suffering those hot flashes right along with you, they can be a real nuisance to be sure!! Debby

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  22. Lol, when I was in labor with my first son, I apparently told everyone that I had not been the one to give Adam the apple.
    Your garden looks great!

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  23. This is good! So I need to be pulling weeds too? Hope your day is full of blessings!

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  24. Hot flushes ...power surges ...yes I have them too!

    Love the blueberries you are so blessed.

    love you, ...Going back to work today it's 6.24am aghhhhhhhhhhhh.

    Sarah Lulu

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  25. There's a neat essay in the New York Times about a man who had to take hormones for something and ended up experiencing menopausal symptoms. I think it's called "My Life as a Woman." I haven't read it but my hubby thought it was great.

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  26. Your glads are beautiful!! Now for the dastardly hot flashes. Keep a food diary, and you may find a common culprit. Garlic and Licorice are mine..both things I really like too..but are they worth the flashes..usually no..but if I have a hidden garlic..I am sunk and may as well have some licorice too! They are buggers..:(

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  27. I'm with you on the hot flashes. I tried to go the natural cure route, but it didn't work and I couldn't take it, so I went with HRT. Couldn't live without it!. Anyway, your garden looks wonderful. I wish I could do a vegetable garden, but the deer would eat it all. I'm jealous.

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  28. Okay so now I am totally jeolous of your gorgeous garden. We are mid house right now and I can't wait to get into my garden when our house is built. Maybe you can share some tips because I am not a green thumb...

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  29. AH, hotflashes, only I called then Thermo Nuclear Meltdowns. Some days I truely thought I'd burst into flames. Was on HRT for 5 years. Have been off for 5 years. Haven't had hot flashes since coming off them. THANK GOODNESS!!!

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  30. What a great garden with a lot of delicacies! Hope the hot flashes will pass soon. Have a wonderful day, Reggie :)

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  31. Hoping your hot flashes pass soon, but your cool garden certainly must bring some relief. Would love for you to check out our blog http://changemenopause.blogspot.com and post some comments, if you feel compelled to. Want to help spread the word!

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  32. I have to admit, I've figured out a few things about women over the years but hot flashes has never been one of them. So they are like lightening? Shocking.

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  33. Another great day in the life of Reggie Girl. I am so jealous of your garden. I want some of that squash.

    Hot flashes: Never had them. I read where long time vegetarians don't get them. Not sure if that is true, but sure glad I can't relate.

    Still waiting on my tech guy to fix my computer. I am lost without my main computer-that is where all my photos are. If I lose them, I am going to kill someone. Hear that tech guy? Actually, he is good. It is Dell that has been jerking me around for weeks, to the point that I can't get even get into the computer. Arrggghhhh.

    How ya doin' RG?

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  34. My heart goes out to every woman, wherever in the world, who is living with those flushes from the inferno. (I read somewhere that Chinese women don't get them!) I think you're doing well - I ranted and raged. I'm sure the garden helps and yours is beautiful!

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  35. I love your flowers and veggies they all are so beautiful. I am up north so it is still spring here and all my veggies are just starting off, as well as my Glads. I do have 4 tomatoes though I am so proud of. Thanks for sharing those great pics.

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