That “certain time of life” for women is aggravating. As my body began to adjust to the new realities of getting older (and I think wiser), I found myself annoyed to be the only person in a room to experience a full body heat wave.
It is not always feasible to remove multiple layers of clothing to adjust to the rush of heat coursing through my veins; yet, during hot flashes I need cooling. Fanning the air using anything within reach does help – sort of. The problem is that it is too obvious to anyone around what I am experiencing (nothing subtle about my hot flashes)!
It’s not as if I have a lot of control over my menopausal hot flashes; nor, do I want to demonstrate that I am experiencing hot flashes. After all ladies, when we reach a certain age, hot flashes can become a common occurrence; and, we certainly don’t want to advertise that we have reached that age – especially in the very competitive job world we have today!
At times, I feel trapped in my own little hot flash hell. Although, it is somewhat comforting to know that I’m not alone. Statistics indicate that 50 million women in North America are in the peri-menopause or full menopause stage of life.
At times, I almost embrace the idea of getting older so I can grow out of this menopause phase – but, that’s crazy thinking. Fortunately, I discovered a very quiet, discreet, compact little fan that helps me instantly relieve hot flashes as soon as they begin. With my BlowMeCool mini-fan, I can manage hot flashes with some style – I prefer grace under pressure.