Perimenopause Can Suck It #12: Is This The New Me?

THIS: CAVEAT UNO: The following post will contain unladylike words, as The German would say.  This will serve as your only warning.  On the upside, perhaps a new drinking game is afoot with every “Bitch!” I utter. Perimenopause (#s 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11) is a bitch (drink!).  […]

Perimenopause Can Suck It #11: Breast Cancer and Heart Disease Risks

Dang it.  Just when we’re almost ready to say ADIOS, AUNT FLO! we encounter an entirely new, sometimes foreboding landscape facing our health. Ladies, let’s pay attention to our changing health needs as we march forward (like the fierce warriors we have grown to be) on this sometimes perilous road in our journey. Breast Cancer […]

Perimenopause Can Suck It #10: Losing Muscle Mass

As we age, we lose muscle mass.  It’s a natural occurring process known as sarcopenia, a diagnostic term derived from two Latin words, “sarco” for muscle, and “penia” for wasting. For women, this muscle mass reduction and the overwhelming symptoms of perimenopause such as crashing fatigue, depression and hormone loss, can lead to weight gain.  […]

Perimenopause Can Suck It #9: The Dreaded Brain Fog

I can’t believe that we’re already up to nine posts on the subject of how Perimenopause Can Suck It. This series started innocently enough with Post #1 and here we are, eight more later.  Just so you know, it’s not over yet.  I still have a few more informative (horrifying?!) posts to bring you up […]

Perimenopause Can Suck It #8: Negating the Negative

Oh, perimenopause, you are a cruel mistress.  How do you sucketh? Let me count the ways: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7.  Dang, that’s a whole lotta suck. Most women know that perimenopause can start in their 30s (THE HORROR!) and continue on until their 50s (THE HORRIBLE HORRORS!).  What you may not know […]

Perimenopause Can Suck It #7: The Kegel Edition

CAVEAT: Some material within may not be safe for work, as it contains frank talk about lady’s Southern regions. Yep, perimenopause can still suck it.  She’s hanging around, trying my last nerve some days, but today we’re gonna beat her back with Kegels. You either just groaned, giggled or rolled your eyes.  My kinda readers! […]

Perimenopause Can Suck It #6: A Waning Libido

The Perimenopause Can Suck It series is one of the most popular on this site.  I’d like to believe it’s because we’re all either on the crazy train or about to board.  Either way, you can gain useful information within these posts to use when the the doors slam shut and there’s no getting off […]

Perimenopause Can Suck It #5: It’s All The Rage

Mrs. Tucker is a sunny gal, y’all.  Easy to get along with.  Full of happiness and optimism.  Silly².  Except when she ain’t.  Witness Part One, Part Two, Part Three and Part Four of my perimenopause journey. Perimenopause is the bitchiest of bitches.  She will cut you.  Can I get an AMEN?! I just recovered from […]

Perimenopause Can Suck It #4: Sexy Time Talk

CAVEAT: This post contains the word “lube” and frank talk about sexy-time, during perimenopause.   Enter if you dare. Oh, my. Lube?  This is what I’m talking about these days?  L-U-B-E?! The German (my mother) is horrified: Pat-TAY!  Have you no shame? Nope, Mom.  Not one drop. I wanted to title this post: Just When You […]

Perimenopause Can Suck It #3: Caffeine is a No-No

Or, as I should have really titled this post: No, I Won’t Give Up Coffee During Perimenopause’s Death-grip on Me The news is not good.  The theory that caffeine makes the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause worse is almost universally accepted as fact, Jack. To which I say, PLLLLTTTTTTT! Seriously.  Touch my coffee and I […]