Jump to content
  • Announcements

    • Dearest

      GUIDELINES FOR MESSAGE BOARD, CHAT & BLOGS. **RELIGIOUS/POLITICAL DISCUSSIONS ARE NOT PERMITTED**   11/02/2007

      Please Follow The Power Surge Message Board, Insta-Chat And Blog Guidelines   This is the newest of numerous Power Surge message boards. The board is divided into individual subjects or Forums. We recommend you first look around, familiarize yourself with the new format and features. Select subjects of interest to you and post to your heart's content, but please read these guidelines before posting.   When you registered for these boards, the "default" was set to leave your E.mail address "private." We do so for your privacy and protection. However, if you chose to make your E.mail address public, you do so at your own discretion. Should you decide to make your E.mail address private, click on MY CONTROLS on the menu at the top of each screen and under Options select E.mail Settings.You can change the option to keep your E.mail address public or private. Should you desire to get in touch with someone whose E.mail is private, you can send them a Private Message or "PM" by clicking on "PM" at the bottom left (under their user name) of that person's posted messages.   Under NO circumstances will Power Surge EVER give out anyone's E.mail address or personal information. Please read Privacy Statement.   Guidelines:   1) This is a public forum. Please conduct yourself in the same courteous, respectful manner you would in any public arena.   2) MESSAGES AND/OR MEMBER PROFILES LINKING TO COMMERCIAL, RELIGIOUS, E-COMMERCE, PORNOGRAPHIC, OTHER MENOPAUSE SITES AND/OR ANY OFFENSIVE SITES ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED AND WILL BE REMOVED IMMEDIATELY.   3) NO ADVERTISING. Messages advertising products, or linking to Web sites selling these products and services are not permitted - including other menopause sites. This means not only blatant advertising, but the advertising that seeks out women in need of help, endears them to the poster (seller) with their guarantees for success with a product. Beware of those asking you to E.mail them for more information.   4) Messages requesting participation in and information for books, newspaper, magazine articles, school papers, surveys or theses are not permitted.   5) Profanity and/or crude language are not permitted on the board, in insta-chat and in the blogs, nor are links to sites containing pornography or anything offensive. Anything deemed to be inappropriate or harmful for viewing by children will be removed from these boards immediately. There have often been children or young relatives of women going through menopause looking for information to better understand, or to find information for relatives who may not be on the Internet.   6) Please do not harass or attack other participants. Messages of a confrontational manner are not permitted and will be removed at the discretion of the Board Administrator. Continual harassment of any other member will result in the termination of your username. If you take issue with the nature or theory of a message, address the theory, but do not attack the person proposing the theory.   7) Multiple member names are not permitted use on these message boards. Masquerading as more than one person, or as a person of the opposite gender is strictly prohibited. User names with "Doctor," "Dr." or "M.D." are not permitted to post on this board. Unless Power Surge is associated with a doctor or other health care practitioner, we have no way of knowing if you actually are a doctor, who you are and/or what your medical credentials or beliefs are. Our health care practitioners can be found in Ask The Experts, in the Transcript Library, and in articles in the Educate Your Body area of the Web site. If you are a doctor who wishes to be associated with Power Surge, please contact us at this link. Thank you.   8) Those found to be harvesting E.mail addresses from these message boards for the purpose of selling products or sending out spam will have their account/username terminated immediately. Power Surge does not share E.mail addresses of our members with anyone. We do not sell or share your E.mail address or any information you provide during registration with anyone else.   9) This is not a religious site nor political site. This is a non-sectarian and non-partisan community. We are women from every ethnic background. This community respects everyone's personal beliefs; however, discussions about, references to and proselytizing (i.e., "Turn to God, he will heal you," "In the name of Jesus Christ, amen," etc.), about religion and links to religious sites are prohibited. The same holds true for political discussions.   10) Messages which do not comply with the Power Surge Message Board Guidelines will be removed at the discretion of the Board Administrator and members who disregard our guidelines may be banned from future participation without notice.   11) This message board can be read by anyone. It is also indexed by the various search engines. Avoid posting anything too personal, such as real name, address, telephone number, or anything you wouldn't want someone to read on the Internet.color>   12) When new members sign up for the message boards, they are automatically sent an E.mail validation letter from Power Surge. E.mail addresses must be validated, or the member won't have access to many features on the board including the inability to post. If the E.mail address they registered with is not a valid one, their username will be deleted.   13) It is strictly prohibited to reproduce or reprint copyright material -- articles, images (photos, avatars, icons), poetry, or any other copyrighted material from any Web site, newspaper, magazine, newsletter or any other written format. Any such reproductions will be removed by the board administrator. This constitutes copyright infringement.   14)Do not hotlink to images on other Web sites. Hotlinking is posting a URL to an image on another site in order for that image to appear on Power Surge. Even the alleged "free" clipart Web sites have their own terms and conditions -- one of which is: DO NOT LINK TO IMAGES ON OUR WEB SITE. Be sure to read the Terms of Use on ANY site that claims their images are free, including royalty free.   15) It is strictly prohibited to reproduce or reprint any material found on Power Surge on another Web site, in any newsletters, newspapers, magazines, or any written format, or at any public menopause groups, seminars, meetings without the express permission of Power Surge. Doing so without permission constitutes copyright infringement and will be dealt with legally.   16) Men are welcome in Power Surge and may post messages and start topics in the forum created especially for them, Men, This One Is For You! Since this is a site for women, and many women have expressed their discomfort with men interjecting comments into their personal discussions as many of their discussions may be regarding very personal and intimate issues they don't openly choose to discuss with the men in their lives, or any men, please post only in the above forum. Since men can read anything on the board, if there's a forum discussing a particular subject you'd like to comment on, feel free to create a similar topic in the forum specifically created for men. Thank you.   17) If anyone takes exception to these guidelines, please do not discuss it on the boards or in insta-chat. Messages of such nature will be removed at the discretion of the board administrator. If you wish to comment on these guidelines, you can contact us through the contact page.   18) Power Surge reserves the right to edit or delete any message that violates the guidelines of this board.   If you have any questions about these guidelines or how these message boards work, first check out the HELP area at the top of every page. If you can't find an answer to your question, visit the Board/Site Info, Questions, Problems topic or Contact Us Here and INCLUDE YOUR USERNAME AND THE SPECIFIC NATURE OF YOUR PROBLEM.   Thank you for your cooperation. We hope you enjoy the Power Surge Message Board. For newsletters, guest transcripts, FAQ's, resources, polls, Ask The Experts and a whole host more, be sure to visit the entire Power Surge Web site. To get back to the Main Board at any time, click on Power-Surge Forums on the menu at the top of each page.   We'd love to meet you, so do stop by and introduce yourself on our Welcome, Introduce Yourself topic.   This Web site and these boards are a haven for support and friendship. They are NOT for salespeople pushing products. ADVERTISING IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED ON THIS MESSAGE BOARD, IN THE CHAT AREAS, IN THE BLOGS AND IN YOUR PROFILES/PERSONAL SIGNATURES. color>   Thank you! Power Surge
    • Dearest

      WELCOME NEWCOMERS: READ FIRST!   09/14/2008

      A very WARM WELCOME to new members of Power Surge's Message Board.  Before you jump right into the board discussions, I strongly recommend you to take a few minutes to READ THIS NEWCOMERS MESSAGE to help familiarize you with the board and site.   This message board is just one area of an enormous, multi award-winning Web site with a wealth of information. You can visit any area of the site by clicking on the "Power Surge Quick Links" drop down menu at the top of each page of the message board, OR by clicking on the links on the MENU on every page of the Web site.   After you've read the Newcomers Message, CLICK HERE TO CHOOSE FROM THE MANY FORUMS available to discuss any subject you wish.color>   Again, a warm welcome to Power Surge to women in all phases of their transitional years, and to the men, children, friends and others in their lives who want to gain a better understanding of menopause.   I can promise you one thing . . . if you felt alone before finding Power Surge . . . you won't feel alone any longer   Dearest Power Surge Founder
  • Who's Online   1 Member, 0 Anonymous, 1 Guest (See full list)

Sign in to follow this  
Dearest

The Place To Start Your Day #2

Recommended Posts

Wow! ?I feel like a million bucks!

Hi Everybody and thanks for missing me! ?Yes, I was totally lost. ?It didn't even occur to me that there was a new board. ?I just assumed everyone was as busy as I've been!

? ? Pauline, ?thanks for rescuing me. ?I was out there on a raft alone and didn't even know I'd missed the boat. ?So GEE - I Missed you Guys!! LOL

? ? Dearest, you are wonderful. ?I really had been using my e-mail notifications to get to the board and just completely missed the new one. ?You do a terrific job of giving us all a safe haven. ?You are truly a blessing to all of us who feel safe and secure here among friends who understand what we are all dealing with.

? ? Gee, so much to catch up on! ?Gem, my mother would so love to be having Christmas with you. ?She would surly get homesick just reading all the things you are preparing for Christmas. ?Marzipan and minced pies! Certainly some of ?her favorites. ?Perhaps I'll surprise her this year and try my hand at making a minced pie! ? She always makes sausage rolls for Christmas eve. ?No matter how many ?she makes, they last for about two minutes with our family.

? ? Its been a crazy, busy couple of weeks. ?Perhaps that's why I just assumed everyone else ?was not on the old board. ?Gee LOL I really have to laugh at the image it brings to mind. ?Totally meno! ? Me & no brain lost in the netherworlds of the internet! ? ? ? ? I fought the bug and think I have finally won. ?It sure had me challenged though. ?Between feeling yucky and not wanting to get Christmassy and having tons to do anyway, And missing you ladies, I was a mess!

? ? Finally, though, the tree is up. Some decorations are in my front yard and a few presents are under the tree. ?I even have a pile of Christmas cards ready to go out thanks to my daughters helping. ?It's beginning to look alot like Christmas.... la, di da, da dah. ?Now everybody sing along! :) (Ahh, its nice to have my voice back!)

? ? ?Still sticking with the juice here. ?I skipped it a day or two when I was feeling bad and caught Mr Hyde trying to slip back in the door. ?I hope those of you giving it a shot are having some success. ?I know when we feel so horrible, we're willing to try anything to feel better. ?This seems to be working for me for now, thank goodness. ? Here's a quick recap of my drink, I try to have one in the morning and one in the evening: ?

- ?A cup of V8- A good dash of: tobasco, soy sauce and lemon juice

Hugs and prayer work well in conjunction with the above! ?Together, this has been helping me keep the "psycho monster from hades" ?from darkening my door, and (knock on wood) no hot flashes or night sweats for a few weeks - yay!

Still have lots of shopping and cooking to accomplish in the next few days, so if I don't get back before then, I hope peace and happiness will find each of you this ?Christmas, especially through the next few days.

Sending BIG Christmas HUGS to all of you!! ?xxOOOOO!! ?JR

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi To Each And Everyone Of You,I would like to wish you all a VERY HAPPY CHRISTMASand HEALTH AND HAPPINESS in 2003!So glad I am well enough to do this before Xmas came and went. Just been through a mini hell with pain from the old fibroids.You all sound so busy and happy I'me glad to see.It's amazing how we manage to make that exra effort at Christmas even though we are not as we would like to be.I sincerely hope you all have a good time and Santa brings you everything on your list!Thank you Dearest for P/S.MERRY XMAS.Love, jennimarie.xxxx

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi all

JRS lovely to see you have found your way back  and are ready for christmas.Hope everyone else is doing fine and keeping wellsitting here and its dull with rain pouring down how i would love to be where Lolly is.

Take care Pauline

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Jennimarie,     Glad to hear from you.How are you and your husband doing.I hope things are well for you. Let us know and Merry Christmas and Peace Cabo

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just wanted to say "MERRY CHRISTMAS" to everyone :)It is the morning of Christmas eve here, although I know it is still 23rd where most of you are.Glad you found us at last, JR! :biggrin:Sorry to hear you have not felt well, Jennimarie, good to see you amongst us though.Hope everyone has a happy, healthy, and peaceful Christmas, and Santa takes the meno stuff away for us, for a little while at least. ;)"Happy Holidays", to borrow an American term!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi All

Hope everyone is ready for christmas. Here's wishing you all the very best for now and the new year. and i hope to get to no you all better over the following year.

Take carePauline  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm taking a few minutes this morning of Christmas Eve to wish you all the best.  We're getting ready for a big storm here in the East.  We have travel plans for tomorrow, but we may be staying home.  Doesn't look too good for travel.  Doing a little dinner with some family tonight, so that may be our celebration.  I always thought it would be neat to "celebrate" the 12 Days of Christmas, which begin on Christmas Day.  Might be doing that this year, with visiting the relatives I won't see tomorrow, if it's as bad as they say.  Best wishes to everyone!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Merry Christmas!

The weather outside is frightful but the fire is so delightful. Let it snow! Let it snow, let it snow. What part of Virginia are you in Susie, I forgot? I'm in Fredericksburg. We might end up with just freezing rain.

We're all together at Christmas and I'm enjoying every minute. Hubby got here Sunday and so it feels right.

We'll worry about the surgery my daughter's having after Xmas. Staying positive and for now, everyone is happy.

It's great to be online and see everyones posts. Bless all of you.

Chris

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Merry Christmas Everyone!

? ? All is Calm, All is Bright. ?The turkey's in the oven and Santa managed to get the stockings stuffed before the children woke. ?I'm just enjoying a few quiet moments before the rush of the day. ?

? ?Chris, I might have known you'd be "here" before the rest of us ! ?Hope you have a wonderful day with your family. :)

? ? God Bless each of you today with warm friends and family, good health and great memories! ?Love to All, JR :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good Morning Everyone!  After a lovely Christmas Eve dinner of all kinds of seafood, we're having a very quiet Christmas this year.  As the East coast storm looms near, we've decided to stay home.  It's supposed to get worse as the day progesses.  I must be feeling better these days, I'm taking it in stride.  I do think of all you lucky ones with little ones running around now, all excited about what Santa brought.  Enjoy it, it goes too fast!  Will be calling my grandson later to see what Santa brought him.  This was the first Christmas Eve since he was born that we didn't spend some time with him, but I took that in stride too!  Merry Christmas everyone!  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!

I am new here, so don't know you very well, but am looking forward to it.  I had a miserable night with the sweats and chills, and nightmares, so it is wonderful to come to a place where I don't feel so alone. I will be trying lots of the remedies I am hearing about, and look forward to feeling better, as well as making new friends.

My new hubby and I will be spending a  quiet day alone, but as newlyweds, that is a good thing.  Hope you all have a wonderful day!    :smile:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Allhoping all are safe and well. Here in Uk we have seen the dreadful conditions that is happening right now in parts of America. I myself have a rotten cold and very dizzey at the moment. keep safe.Take care Pauline  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good Morning All, ? ? ? How did everybody survive? ?

? ? I had a pretty tough time these past couple days. ?I notice when I eat or drink 'splurge foods' , I get to feeling a bit rough. ?Actually, that's an understatement. ?I was ready to kick the dog and bite someone. ?I lost it and yelled at my daughter who knows how to push all the right buttons. ?I felt terrible, but later apologized. ? ? ? ?All things considered, I did fairly well. ?Made a beautiful turkey and my gravy turned out perfect. ?I was very proud. ?The kids were all happy with their gifts and we enjoyed time with friends a family. ? ? ? ? ?Doubling up on the V8 and keeping other meno relief remedies close today. ?Feeling a bit fragile.

? ? Roxiebear, welcome to the board. ?There are many beautiful women here and we're glad to have you join us. ?

? ? Jenimarie, it was great to see you back in. ?Hope all is well with your husband, and you are feeling strong. ?We're all still here for you.

Happy Boxing Day to our British ladies! ?Hope you've had a good one! ?Warm regards and big hugs to all, ?JR

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Everybody,Thanks JRS. Yes, hubby is doing well. That was my most exiting pressie this xmas!Thanks also to all that have been asking where and how I am. I have tried to keep up with you all but with these dammed fibroids and xmas in one hit I haven't done all that well. Hubby and I had a lovely xmas. Lots of good food and family round us. We are visiting hubbys brother and wife this evening for more of the same. Having said that we are quite looking forward to a quiet evening in tomorrow...just the two of us.I hope everyone had a good time.Just wanted to know if anybody has had a hysterectomy recently? As mine is booked for 10th Jan 2003 would like to hear from other 'victims'. See my post in the fibroids etc. forum.Happy New Year to All,Love, jennimarie. xxxx

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Everyone,Glad to hear of your happy Christmases ! Ours was great too. We had family from both sides come to our house for our usual get together. It was nice.I too get a little fragile, JRS . I have the same reaction to the good food and drinks. Also too much stimulation from all the people bothers me now. It doesn't seem fair, does it? I'm sorry that you experienced it too but at the same time relieved to find that someone else had that reaction and it wasn't just me!Nice to hear from you too Jennimarie! Glad hubby is doing better!!!!!Welcome to those of you who are new. Glad to see all the posts. We are definately all good friends here !Love,Suzie

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Just wanted to know if anybody has had a hysterectomy recently? As mine is booked for 10th Jan 2003 would like to hear from other 'victims'.
jennimarie, you might want to check out the Hysterectomy / Premature Menopause for other women who have had hysterectomies lately.  Best of luck to you on the 10th!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Okay I have seen this mentioned before, what is boxing day? I've tried to figure it out and thought okay it's when you put all the boxes away and take things out of boxes but I'm not sure so please tell me . What is boxing day?                    GG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi there GG, I am copying here what I wrote on another thread a while ago. Boxing Day is December 26th, a national holiday here along with Christmas Day, New Years' Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, and a handful of other Mondays.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Some time ago we discussed Boxing Day on here. This is some info I just saw on it ?"Boxing Day originated in England in the middle of the nineteenth century under Queen Victoria. On December 26, boxes were placed at every church to collect money for the poor. It was also a time householders gave boxed Christmas presents to servants and to the providers of such services as postal delivery and trash collection - thanking them for their work. ?Today, Boxing Day is a holiday in Britain, Canada, and other Commonwealth nations. It is spent gathering with friends and family for food, fun and the sharing of friendship and love. Government buildings and small businesses are closed, but the malls are filled with people either exchanging gifts, or buying reduced priced Christmas gifts, cards, and decorations. Throughout the Christmas season, many organizations follow the original tradition of Boxing Day by donating their time, energy, and money to fill the Food Bank, provide gifts for poor children, or to help a family in need. Happy Boxing Day!"

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good Morning Everyone!  Just getting brave enough to venture out after our big snowstorm.  Must put in an appearance at work (payroll needs to be done!).  This was quite a different Christmas, but I believe it had a message.  For us, we were home here, no presents, no big Christmas dinner.  Kind of like the Grinch Stole Christmas.  But guess what?  Christmas came anyway!  It is definitely in the heart, not in the pocketbook!  I'd been feeling that all along, and this just reconfirmed it!  Tomorrow we're going to my Mom's, where some presents await.  However, it's all anticlimatic.  We had a lovely Christmas.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello ladies! ?I don't post often, however I like to keep ?up with everyone. ?I had one of those rare times during this week where I felt just fine. ?No sweats, no anxiety, very little stress (or I didn't let it get to me.) ?and in hindsight, I feel very lucky to have this coincide with the holiday. ?My last year's Christmas was a disaster which I didn't want to repeat. ?I'm also glad to read about everyone else's wonderful holidays. ?We got some really bad news over the holiday also, about the death of a friend, ?and I really had to reflect on how blessed I am to have a wonderful hubby, close family and good friends. ? Although I know this meno ride isn't over yet I hope this positive feeling will last a little longer (hmmm - guess till PMS sets in!! lol)I wish you all in the Power Surge community a Happy New Year - good luck to all with upcoming surgeries - I hope all goes well. ?Hugs((()))

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Everyone!      It's nice to see new names on this board.   The weeks around the holidays are very busy for me, but  January and February will be good times to catch up on rest when it is more inviting to stay inside.   I'd like to add my well wishes for everyone's upcoming surgeries.  Tex, we are thinking of you as your daughter's surgery gets closer.   Jennimarie, hope 2003 is a very healthy year for you and your husband.   I hadn't had a fullblown hotflash(just what I refer to as unexpected warm times) in months, but christmas eve wham as we were putting out the presents.  Then I got to thinking I was likely dehydrated so after downing a couple of glasses of cool water my thermastat went back to normal.  Sometimes I think the simplest things get me the most often.  LOL   I've been noticing on the boards that colds and flus are making the rounds.  Everyone take extra care  so even if a bug catches you it won't last long.          ~Helen

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you for the welcomes.  This seems like a wonderful group of women.  I am happy to be here.

i have been having having major problems with the night sweats-although they are not just at night.  The only thread I could find about it was the one with the problem between the thighs.  My problem is from head to toe.  Is there a thread about it that anyone knows about? I don't want to say much about it here, but I need to talk about it, so if anyone knows about a thread, I would appreciate it.

Christmas was stressful, and it involved some encounters which were not great.  My new husband and I are finding it sometimes difficult to blend families, but we are trying.

I appreciate being able to come here in the morning.  I definitely do not feel alone anymore.  Thank you ladies!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi All, ?Hope everyone had a wonderful and also not to hectic Christmas. We need to keep it simple if possible. Why do we all go crazy for just one day? It is over so soon. ?I think I need to find another way to celebrate Christmas. Not trying to be a scrooge but seems there must be a better way. I really don't do to much so guess I should not complain. ? ? My husband and I went to my oldest son's house and my youngest son and wife were there also. They are expecting their first child in March. My third grandchild----a boy. We had a good time there and had a great meal. ? ? Greetings to all the new lovely women to this site. My best to all of you. ?Prayers go out for those who will be having surgery in the near future. ? ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

WHOA! Don't know how my post got here but I was thanking Beth for the explanation of Boxing Day, then when I hit submit it went to a different spot.                    GG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi allWell its all over with for another year .hope you all had a nice christmas. Not to good here daughter (19) started to feel ill on christmas day by friday could not walk and was in terrible pain taken to hospital and admitted but she has a fear of hospitals so come home has a kidney infection still not looking good as she cannot stop being sick  so cannot keep antibiotics down so may end up back in hospital just of to chemist and see if i can get anything to stop her being sick. I also had a bad cough but hopefully all will be better for the new year.Take carePauline    

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pauline, ?So sorry your daughter is not feeling well. Hope you found something to help her. Has to be awful to be afraid of hospitals and then have to go there. ?I wish you all good health in the new year :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  

×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy.