No I did not rush straight to the chemist first thing this morning since I had an appointment to remove a nasty lump off my knee at the local health centre in the next town. Catching up on fixing all the irritating flaws now that life seems worth living! A breeze after the first injection but we were all surprised by the size of the lump which came out! Like an iceberg so much was hidden, no wonder it was such a nuisance. The Doc was surprised at how little bleeding there was, so was I since I just hate to clot. This seemed a bonus so I drove away happy and with plenty of time before my next appointment 15 miles away so I decided to pick up my patches. The odd sensations on my leg I put down to the numbing injections but when I looked my clean pale linen slacks were turning a strange browny red! High tailed it home and headed to the bathroom to investigate and sure enough the dressing was soaked in blood and the lower leg was covered in the same. I quickly decided what needed to be done and it was not fix the leg! Heck I have waited nearly forty years for the hormones and I don’t see the point of waiting any longer. The read me sheet is the size of a newspaper so I gave that to my wife to read and slapped the first sticky patch on my hip. For the record the new phase of life started at 10:17 GMT on 19th March 2010. Blood is what girls are better at and I am now officially slightly closer to that designation and therefore better qualified to fix the leak which I did quite quickly since I had to go off to be shown how to breathe, more about this another day.
No doubt this will take a while to start showing signs of working, I will not miss the hot flushes once they stop, if you have anyone suffering these, give them sympathy, they are sometimes interesting but can stop you in your tracks in an instant or leave you sleeping in a warm puddle! Not everyone takes to the hormones, I certainly hope I do not have that problem having waited so long and knowing what awaits me if I ever have to stop.
As if to celebrate with me the first rhododendron decided to burst into flower today and so many of the other shrubs have buds glinting with signs of new life after this harsh winter.
Lots of new life starting...