Quotes About Menopause

Quotes tagged as "menopause" (showing 1-30 of 30)
Florence King
“A woman must wait for her ovaries to die before she can get her rightful personality back. Post-menstrual is the same as pre-menstrual; I am once again what I was before the age of twelve: a female human being who knows that a month has thirty day, not twenty-five, and who can spend every one of them free of the shackles of that defect of body and mind known as femininity.”
Florence King

Celia Rivenbark
“I'm what is known as perimenopausal. "Peri", some of you may know, is a Latin prefix meaning 'SHUT YOUR FLIPPIN' PIE HOLE".”
Celia Rivenbark, You Don't Sweat Much for a Fat Girl: Observations on Life from the Shallow End of the Pool

“[Hot flashes] are the prime cause of sleep disruption in women over age fifty, Suzanne Woodward of Wayne State University School of Medicine reports. Her studies show that hot flashes in sleep occur about once an hour. Most prompt an arousal of three minutes or longer. Independently of their hot flashes, women who have them still awaken briefly every eight minutes on average. The sleep process dramatically blunts memory for awakenings, Woodward said, and in the morning women seldom realize how poorly they slept. Instead, they often focus on the daytime consequences of poor sleep, which include fatigue, lethargy, mood swings, depression, and irritability. Many women and their doctors, Woodward said, dismiss such symptoms as "just menopause." This is a mistake, she suggested, because treatment can reduce or eliminate hot flashes, aid sleep, relieve other symptoms, and improve a woman's quality of life. Treatment also helps keep frequent awakenings from becoming a bad habit that continues after hot flashes subside.”
Michael Smolensky, The Body Clock Guide to Better Health: How to Use your Body's Natural Clock to Fight Illness and Achieve Maximum Health

Dorothea Benton Frank
“The first indication of menopause is a broken thermostat. It's either that or your weight. In any case, if you don't do something, you could be dead by August.

God, middle age is an unending insult.”
Dorothea Benton Frank, Sullivan's Island

Lisa Jey Davis
“I call the Change of Life "Orchids" because menopause is such an ugly word. It's got men in it for goddsakes.”
Lisa Jey Davis, Getting Over Your Ovaries: How to Make 'The Change of Life' Your Bitch

Israelmore Ayivor
“The menopause of Sarah became her menostart; this is feminine beauty! The death plot against Mordecai became his life spring; this is masculine beauty! A kind of life lived in God's word is a life of miraculous beauty!”
Israelmore Ayivor

“I am not going to give you disclaimers about what you can expect to find in my story. I went through menopause recently and find I don't much care about anyone's sensibilities anymore. I am called BadSquirrel for a reason. Considering how incredibly rude and grouchy I have become, I expect all of you to be extremely grateful to the QMBG (Queen Mother Bitch Goddess for those of you who haven't kept up) for all of the good warm fuzzy bits of my story. If you like it, it's because she went through it and took out all the really disturbing parts and made me behave.”
BadSquirrel, Warriors of the Heart

“On a planet where for thousands of years, even today, a woman's worth has been judged exclusively by the productivity of her womb, what the hell is the point of a barren woman?”
Elissa Stein and Susan Kim

Lisa Jey Davis
“When I was suddenly thrust into what everyone calls menopause (Orchids) earlier than my body planned, I decided someone needed to take charge on so many levels. It was time to not only change the vernacular, but to speak up and say "Hey! This isn't an old lady's disease! We aren't old! We are strong and dammit, we are beautiful and sexy too!”
Lisa Jey Davis, Getting Over Your Ovaries: How to Make 'The Change of Life' Your Bitch

“Estrogen deficient woman are nothing but the walking dead.”
Marie Hoag MBA

“It's time to stop grouping up and complaining about all our estrogen deficient symptoms and demand real answers and plenty of estrogen.”
Marie Hoag MBA

Staness Jonekos
“What you believe can change your experience.”
Staness Jonekos, The Menopause Makeover: The Ultimate Guide to Taking Control of Your Health and Beauty During Menopause

Fannie Flagg
“Evelyn stared into the empty ice cream carton and wondered where the smiling girl in the school pictures had gone.”
Fannie Flagg, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

“Perimenopausal women don't make eye contact, don't want to be touched, they slouch, they scuff, and avoid any social interaction if possible.”
Marie Hoag MBA

Patricia Posner
“Our mothers were largely silent about what happened to them as they passed through this midlife change. But a new generation of women has already started to break the wall of silence.”
Patricia Posner

“If I hear of one more article sourcing the WHI as the standard by which hormone replacement therapy advice should be generated, I think I'm going to puke.”
Marie Hoag MBA

“Estrogen deficient women are the walking dead.”
Marie Hoag MBA

“The women's health initiative standards for HRT is nothing but an embarrassment to all physicians, and I'm not sure why they have not retracted all the statements that came out of that joke of a study.”
Marie Hoag MBA

“Stop exhuming the women's health initiative for which doctors prescribe hormones. The WHI for HRT standards is a dead and irrelevant paradigm to modern HRT that needs to be buried.”
Marie Hoag MBA

Lisa Jey Davis
“You can do this (this thing, where your body will cease to produce hormones and your skin, hair, muscles and bones... basically every part of you will notice, go into withdrawals, and stage a coup). Be prepared for this mentally, and you'll own this "thing.”
Lisa Jey Davis, Getting Over Your Ovaries: How to Make 'The Change of Life' Your Bitch

“Citing the WHI for Hormone Replacement Therapy standards equates with attending the Flat Earth Society Conference and listening to people try to prove the earth is flat.”
Marie Hoag MBA

Robyn Carr
“She'd always had a short fuse but lately she was positively electric and could burst into flame anywhere, anytime. ... When she was out of the shower, dry and cool, she had one of those reprieves that came regularly - she felt perfectly normal, sane and in control. Then came the inevitable guilt . . .”
Robyn Carr, Four Friends

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Retirement is the menopause of an employee’s mind and hands.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, N for Nigger: Aphorisms for Grown Children and Childish Grown-ups

Azar Nafisi
“Shouldn't he want to know about something that has happened to his mother, that will happen to his wife, his sisters, his daughter and, I went on morosely, if ever he has an affair, even to his mistress?”
Azar Nafisi, Reading Lolita in Tehran

“The goal is to get your estrogen where it should be so you don’t have to hang out in social support groups that do nothing but chew the cud on how miserable they are without estrogen.”
Marie Hoäg, MBA

Lorrie Moore
“No, we’re not getting married,” I told my mother on the phone when she asked. “He’s going to California and I’m staying here.” Usually she doesn't phone. Usually she just does things like send me notes with histrionic scrawlings that read, “Well, you know, I can’t use these,” and along with the notes she encloses coupons for Kotex or Midol.”
Lorrie Moore, Anagrams

Helen Gurley Brown
“If you're not a sex symbol, you're in trouble.”
Helen Gurley Brown

“I’ve seen estrogen make princesses out of witches.”
Marie Hoäg MBA

“Estrogen decides everything.”
Marie Hoäg, MBA

Germaine Greer
“Sorrow is not itself evidence of maladjustment but of the adjustment process itself.”
Germaine Greer, The Change: Women, Ageing, and the Menopause

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