As a young child you have absolutely no care in the world not to mention no knowledge of those pesky little critters we call hormones. When you eventually hit your teen years you get your first taste of the rollercoaster of hormones you will be trying the rest of your life to balance. (Those very silly things coursing through your body as if they have a say in how you should react to every situation in your life)
So you have your first hormones rushes in your teen years and this is when you know you know it all and that your parents could not possibly be right due to their historic age and lack of understanding of what it means to be a teenager in this day and age. (Hormones coursing through your body as though they are trying to reconstruct major damage, like in one of these teen vampire movies.)
As you go through those teen yours onto your twenties you seem to find your balance. Now if you have not yet found “The one” (says that in a very deep funny voice) this will be the time you start looking, but not looking too hard as you are still young and have lots of people to do and places….no no wrong way around, things to do and people to see.
In your thirties that horrible biological clock starts ticking so loudly that even your half deaf grand mother hears it and she kindly reminds you that she is still waiting for a great grandchild….every chance she has. (see me clearly rolling my eyes at that one)
When finally you meet the elusive “The one” it is that amazing story of boy meets girl, girl likes boy, something about a horse and carriage, no mention about sick babies being up all night or his socks next to the washing machine instead of in the wash. But those hormones are pulsing through your veins so you get married with starry eyes and start your new life together.
After the first baby is born it seems that mommies in general lose all hormones and daddies are the lucky ones to find them, which makes for mean mommies and daddies who are overloaded on hormones.
Once you have acquired the required 2.4 children, home, cars etct., etc., etc, it seems life returns to “normal” which means both mommy and daddie’s hormone levels should return to normal…Nope guess again!
This is more or less around the age of 35 – 40 when you are the lucky winner of pre-menopause. As soon as the doctor informs you, you are in a state of utter bliss. Finally no more hormone problems….Nope once again…guess again! It has become clear that in most cases this seems to be THE WORST TIME EVER dealing with hormones. If you don’t have a shortage of one type you might have too much of another, which causes horrible symptoms in your body like hot flashes and in some cases for woman….that dreaded mustache!
By the time you finally reach actual menopause and the doctors have you on a cocktail of hormones to replace what is lost (I suspect they were not lost but utterly spent in those teen years) you can try for the first time in years to be “normal”.
But that’s life…a roller coaster ride on the hormone express. Sometimes it’s a run away train and other times it is a slow stroll in the park. What would life be without them?
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