Menopause info (& humor) for Men
This page is for the men who are trying to understand menopause.
It will include links to all kinds of information related to menopause.
I love your web site Dee. You have a great take on those damn hot flashes. Women who have to face this, have their challenges, as my wife does, but the affect extends to husband and children. I have found that we men need to educate ourselves that our wives volatile emotions do not center on us and we need to learn to not add to the challenge by adding our own emotions. My wife brought me an audio tape (For Men Only, How to Love a Women Without Losing Your Mind, by Joseph Angelo), which also uses humor to point out some important stress saving strategies for men. Thanks again Dee.
Male menopause is a lot more fun than female menopause.
With female menopause, you gain weight and get hot flashes.
Male menopause you get to date young girls and drive motorcycles or sports cars.
Cartoon & Article
by Phil Dente
Editor, The Village View
My sweetheart just turned forty-five,
"Oh, it’s nothing that you’ve said or done,"
Smiling back, I take her hand,
Just what she meant by "Change Of Life"
"Well, I’m always tired! I’m hot! I’m cold!
I think I’d like to KILL you,
My body’s turned against me,
Yes, you just sit there smiling
This is some cruel joke you play!
Yes, my sweetheart just turned forty-five,
But I’ve been told, "This is a phase."
Someone sent me this post from a menopause message board:
"My sister-in-law was having night sweats and insomnia really bad. One night her husband in a half awake state and of course no glasses on, he said he was suddenly aware of a whooshing sound and could see red lights flashing as he looked towards his wife's side of the bed. He tells it like this "as I slowly woke up more, I realized Louise was fanning herself which made a whooshing sound and the red lights popping on and off were the numerals on the digital clock that he could see intermittently in between the waves of the fan."
thanks to Bill LaRocque
A Review (from a man) of Trisha Posner's book,
"This is Not Your Mother's Menopause"
5 years too late!, November 27, 2000
Reviewer: David C. Mezzera from Vallejo, CA.
I read this book after seeing the author on the "Today" Show this past summer. She presented such a sensitive and personal portrayal of menopause, a subject I had chosen to overlook while my wife was going through the change of life a few years ago. That led me to read the book in hopes of gaining an understanding and empathy for what my wife had gone through.
The book indeed gave me an insight into issues such as hot flashes, headaches and lowered libido, so much so that I now wish my wife and I had read this book while she was menopausal. The non-HRT analysis in the book would have been important to her - the empathy gained from understanding the issue of menopause would be important to any significant other!
MEN SURVIVING MENOPAUSE: You and the Woman You Love at Mid-life
by Paul Selinger