View Larger Image Hot Flashes Hot flashes Warm flashes Tears held inside Emotions fragile Menopause is a bitch But this bitch can handle it Kitt O'Malley2016-09-03T23:03:09-07:00September 3rd, 2016|Categories: Grief, Health, Poetry|Tags: emotional fragility, hormones, Hot flashes, menopause|16 Comments Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterLinkedInTumblrPinterestEmail About the Author: Kitt O'Malley Bipolar Writer & Mental Health Advocate Related Posts The ALPIM Spectrum Gallery The ALPIM Spectrum Self-Love and Self-Care Tips Gallery Self-Love and Self-Care Tips Overwhelmed by Grief and COVID19 Gallery Overwhelmed by Grief and COVID19 #Grief, #COVID19 & Fever Gallery #Grief, #COVID19 & Fever Grieving, Not Writing Gallery Grieving, Not Writing 16 Comments Berni September 5, 2016 at 12:11 am We can’t beat ourselves into doing something positive. Self-respect is an essential ingredient of success. On the other hand, nothing is evil. If we thank God, it is good for us, even if it harms us. If we don’t thank God for it, it’s harmful, even when we believe otherwise. That’s one thing I learned from the story of Joseph, son of Israel. Besides, we men can’t love God or Jesus Christ so I preach “Worship of God & Women”. I can’t preach “Worship of God & Bitches”, can I? My ex-father sent me to clean His ladder. It’s women who are our ladder to heaven (story of Israel). God has put Cherubim to guard the way to the Tree of Life (Holy Spirit) lest a man eats from it and live forever. Isn’t God funny? He gave women, the most humble servants, the greatest throne. And He let Church leaders (and followers) not know His secrets. In the movie Titanic, they only save women & children and I like that. tmezpoetry September 4, 2016 at 2:50 pm haha Kitt O'Malley September 4, 2016 at 11:48 am You know, I haven’t had my hormones checked. I’m 53, so I figure it’s about time. Plus, I don’t recall the last menses I had… So, yeah, must be happening. Kitt O'Malley September 4, 2016 at 11:44 am LOL. I wrote the poem in July and added the last lines last night. I agree. Decided to start taking draft material and publishing it. Kitt O'Malley September 4, 2016 at 11:43 am Thanks. You can discuss with your pdoc and gyn. Honestly, my symptoms are fairly mild. Some have it much worse. Kitt O'Malley September 4, 2016 at 11:41 am Actually, I’ve procrastinating video recording and posting my In Our Own Voice presentation. I have the text typed up on cards (but the margins are all wrong). Now I need to set up a camera and read from the cards… Midwestern Plant Girl September 4, 2016 at 9:03 am According to my hormones, I’m not in menopause… my body thinks otherwise with being hot, migraine (visuals, no pain… yet), moody and pessimistic ? I try to hide it tho!! ? Leslie September 4, 2016 at 8:36 am It is a bitch! dyane September 4, 2016 at 8:30 am That’s the best part! dyane September 4, 2016 at 8:30 am Your timing is uncanny in publishing this post. I think I’m finally starting perimenopause. Night sweats. Losing lots of hair. Holding tears inside. And more. Not sure if it’s finally comin’ round, but I hope so, because I want to get it over with! I’m scared about how it will affect my bipolar disorder…. p.s. I particularly LOVED the last two lines! Bitch is such a powerful word when used by a powerful gal such as the great Kitt O’Malley! Berni September 4, 2016 at 8:17 am It’s positive but I didn’t like the curse word. Paladin September 4, 2016 at 7:13 am Remember responding to your “Thoughts Intrude” (https://kittomalley.com/2016/06/21/thoughts-intrude-2/) Post on 21 June, 2016 which previously dealt with menopause from your “Leave Me Alone” Post of 3 May, 2015. It was as follows: “Some woman never know they even went through menopause, but your description sounds like a severe El Nino. On the + side there does not seem to be any mention of migraines and absolutely no procrastination. Hope you are better now.” Enjoyed your geeky reply, Kitt. Hope you do not mind me adding another + observation now. There did not seem to be any “Delusions of Grandeur” either. Hope you celebrated a great 52 last month, youngster. God Bless + Namaste. vanbytheriver September 4, 2016 at 3:48 am You can handle this. Yes. Yes, you can. ? Stevie Turner September 4, 2016 at 1:14 am Even this will pass… Kitt O'Malley September 3, 2016 at 11:59 pm Thank you! mihrank September 3, 2016 at 11:43 pm amazing words… Leave A CommentComment Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.