Am I referring to the simple yet entertaining family object location game? No I am not. I am referring to the impact of my syringe-induced menopause on my ability to regulate my body temperature. I go to bed comfy and cozy under my covers only to wake up at night overheated. So I throw off the covers but quickly get too cold. Then I wake up again too hot. It’s like the Goldie Locks regulation system with only Papa and Mama Bear settings.

The good news is that so far I have been spared from hot flashes. Dr. Rinn told me that after 6 weeks on Lupron, I’d probably have enough experience to know what side effects I would experience. Yesterday was the 6 week mark. But as you know, these are only estimates so keep your fingers crossed.

If I end up going through menopause again after I am done with the two years of Lupron shots, I wonder if it will be the same? My undereducated guess would be that it would not necessarily the same. The shots work a lot faster than the body does on its own. I had already experienced a couple of years of peri-menopause and it can go on and on and on. I’ll just have to see how it goes. Hurray!

In the meantime, I am enjoying a lap blanket right now and feeling “just right.” Maybe there is a Baby Bear setting that stays on for brief stretches of time.