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  •  I'd be among those mothers who (20+ / 0-)

    didn't discuss menopause.

    At 67, I think I am well past getting any menopausal symptoms. The only one I experienced was a cessation of menstruation and that was 10 years ago. I had co-workers be menopausal  and it was a rough time working with them. No doubt it was rough on their end as well.

    Sometimes I wonder if I had it so easy because of the cancer and chemo I had when my daughter's twin turned into a malignant, invasive cancer (she was born 22 weeks early because of it, and they surgically removed the evil cancer twin at that time - it came back with a vengeance 11 months later).  

    Or maybe because I had no problems with starting menstruation, no problems with menstruation, no problems with pregnancy other than the cancer, no problems breast feeding until I had to start chemo, it was inevitable I'd have no problems with menopause.

    My daughters all started as casually as easily as I did, so I hope they'll go through menopause the same way. I did warn them how easy I had it so if it's not easy for them, I won't have any personal experience with it.

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    by Noddy on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 04:13:29 PM PST

    •  That's something, Noddy. (7+ / 0-)

      I am familiar with the phenomenon but the name escapes me. You're lucky you came through all right in the end. And I'm glad you did, and the baby too.

      I have to ask, though. Doing the math from the stats you provided: a pregnancy brought to delivery 22 weeks early means an 18-week fetus. Is that what you meant? We're talking med textbook stats here, to say nothing of legal implications.

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      by peregrine kate on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 07:13:23 PM PST

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