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The Menopause Mobile

Hey Ladies,

So it’s official, hubby and I purchased a new vehicle this weekend for me to drive in Houston. My  20005 Subaru Outback Turbo has now been designated as the beach car and she makes a great one since she’s the perfect height to load our paddle boards or bikes on. We had a lot of trouble with her this year due to the turbo( which may explain why they don’t make the Outbacks  with turbos anymore) and she has more than 100,000 miles on her now. We broke her in 3 days after buying her in 2005 by driving and camping all around Utah for 3 weeks, with 3 bikes on top, 2 coolers full of food in the back seat, tons of bottles of water, and a tent in the back. Needless to say she has been good to us and it was time to give her some rest.

We were originally looking for a 2015 Subaru Outback( what can I say I love my Subies) but hubby wanted me to look at the 2015 Toyota Highlanders and I pretty much stuck my fingers in my ears and did the lalalala…I can’t hear you,… lalala. I had a one track mind and it was running in the direction of a new Subaru. I appeased him and test drove both but my bum just felt at home in the drivers seat of that Subaru.  Problem was none of the dealerships in Houston or Pensacola had more than one or two and they weren’t in the colors I liked and/or they didn’t have navigation. This girl wanted nav and Bluetooth after having a 2005 with nothing but AM/FM and a CD player for 10 years, hahaha.  We did find one Subaru we liked with everything I wanted, hubby emailed back and forth with a gentleman at the dealership about it and by the time we got there to buy it…it had been sold :-(. I was heartbroken and mad since I had asked him the night before when we saw it at the dealership( it was a Sunday so not open) that what happened if somebody bought it before we got to it? He kept calling me Negative Nancy and I just told him I was being realistic.

Anyway, we always say everything happens for a reason and that has pertained to a lot of aspects in our lives these last few years. If things didn’t happen the way they did we wouldn’t be where we are today.  We also always say  ” If it’s meant to be, it will be there, if not, than it wasn’t meant to be.” Sometimes it’s easier to swallow the latter than other times, this was one of those times. Well,… he was right about the Toyota * grumbling under my breath*.   I just happen to be at a stop light and I saw a white Toyota Highlander go by and thought, well that looks snazzy. Now mind you, my hubby loves his cars in white, both of our Subaru’s are white and I wasn’t going to buy a third white Subie so I was looking for another color in that car.  Soooo, needless to say, when we got here to Pensacola this Labor Day weekend we once again headed to the Subaru dealership and once again…nothing.  We went ahead and  got the card of one of the gentlemen there who said he would see what he could do and  then went over across the street to the Toyota dealerhip just to test drive the white Highlander( yes we got IT in white, lol, happy hubby). There was one major selling point besides all the other bells and whistles that sold me. Now to all of you ladies out there with horrible hot flashes that take over your whole body from head to hooha listen up…Are you listening???  The seats didn’t only heat up for the winter but…they cooled too. I put that puppy on level 3 and it was nice and cool in seconds. I didn’t care what else this car had at this point, I would have bought it just for the cooled seats. It was pure heaven I tell you, pure heaven. Toyota dealerships around the world better watch out because I have a feeling there will be a lot of hot and bothered ladies running, not walking, to check this out.

So, as you can probably guess I didn’t go for the Subie after all.  We  bought the Highlander that will fan my bum nicely when needed, hence the nickname I gave it, the Menopause Mobile, lol. It will take some getting used to although I felt pretty comfy driving it yesterday. I have already enjoyed the Bluetooth both for the music and receiving text from the hubby and not having to wait until I get home or stop at a light to see what he text  me. I will have to see how I feel driving it around the crazy city of Houston.  I’m sure once I turn those seats on I will be just fine ;-).

As for those pesky hot flashes, I’m on day 13 of the new regimen and still having them every 25-45 minutes, if I’m lucky an hour thrown in here or there. I got spoiled a few times this weekend with sleeping at least a whole 3 hours before one kicked in. However, I wasn’t so lucky last night, up every hour on the hour starting at 1:50 a.m. and at one moment woke up to late and was sweating, fun times…fun times. I’m hoping that this new regimen kicks in soon because this girl needs her sleep. I still did my workout of T25 yesterday and today, no skipping no matter how tired I am. I always feel better afterwards, even if I have a hot flash in the middle of the workout and sweat even more than normal, it’s all worth it. I hope to hear from you girls. If you have any questions about anything just leave a comment and I will try and answer the best I can. If there are any ladies in the Houston area let me know if you want the info of my doctor, she’s well worth the drive to Sugar Land, Texas.

I know all of you ladies out there going through this know this is definitely not for sissies. Again, just know you’re not alone. Do your research if something doesn’t feel right, ask your doctor questions that you may have about something you read. It never hurts to ask, it hurts more not to ask is my motto.  If you have a doctor like I had in the past that didn’t like you asking questions it’s time to find a new one.  Preferably one that does bioidentical hormones and not a one size fits all patch or worse yet a synthetic progesterone that is made of pregnant mare urine( premarin)  or Provera. I had to go through a few bad apples to find the good one in the bunch, one that listens.  According to my doctor, this is the number one most important thing when it comes to your health and well-being. Don’t do what I did and stay with a doctor out of desperation. Call the closest compounding pharmacy near you and find out the best bioidentical hormone doctor in your area since they are the ones that work the closest with these doctors since they are the ones making your hormones for you. I want to thank the lady who gave me that info a month ago via email and I actually found her by reading comments on a blog.  This was part of  my inspiration for starting my own blog and I’m really hoping my blog helps somebody. {{HUGS}} but not a long hug because we both might start getting to hot, hahaha. Good Luck Ladies!!!




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