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Kate’s Story—Her Brain Went Fuzzy

Are you kidding? Menopause was a piece of cake! I only got hot flashes if I drank a (tiny) little too much of any kind of alcohol, and the flash would always come in the middle of the night. (Why couldn't the flash be some hot super hero like it sounds?) Or when I was about to speak in front of a large group of people, like the NH House. My biggest problem was the word loss.... I would say things like, “OK. I am the committee chairwoman, but you should all know that I have this brain/body chemistry issue.... so when I go blank on a word, you are all allowed to shout out what you think it is. For example if I say: "I'm thirsty, I really need a drink of ..... it's clear, and you get it out of a tap....." You can shout out "water" or "Gin" or whatever. ..... Thanks, now let's begin our meeting." Because my word loss was that bad. I also used to refer to my kids thusly: "You, you, the middle one....”

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