Here I Stand....

"Standin' on the edge of something much too deep
It's funny how we feel so much but we cannot say a word
We are screaming inside, but we can't be heard..." Sarah McLachlan, I Will Remember You

....will you join me?

I started this blog a few years ago when I was on the threshold of menopause. Now that I've passed through that particular gate, I found two more awaiting me... one called "Divorce" and the other "Breast Cancer." This is my journey through both.

I appreciate the company of friends.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Jane Fonda takes testosterone... say it ain't so!

That was the headline screaming across my news banner this afternoon.  I remember when Jane Fonda was my leotard'd and leg-warm'd idol, back in the days when I was desperate to get my post-babies body back. 

So I clicked on the link and found that the 80's Queen of Lean n' Mean owed much of her sculpted form and physical appearance to an artificial hormone.  I'm so glad I stopped listening to Jane Fonda.  Imagine all the time and effort I might've wasted if I'd been trying to look like her - especially if I were in my 70's.  Imagine all the people who have.  It makes me wonder what she was really taking back in the days of her exercise videos.  It seems that if she's lying now, she quite possibly started lying then.   But it's not Ms. Fonda's use of hormones that really alarms me; its what she was taking them for. 

I don't understand this tie we assume that hormones have to interest in sex.  I discovered my equipment when I was still too young to know what it was, and too young to even understand the sensations involved were pleasure.  But everything worked swimmingly when I was three and four and five and there were no hormones to speak of in my body at that point.  I see no reason why everytinng shouldn't continue to work swimmingly... assuming of course, I don't stop using it.  

1 comment:

  1. Interesting post. I read Suzanne Somers Breakthrough, and she is a huge proponent of bio-identical hormones for keeping the rusting process at bay. It's not just to maintain sex drive, which is terrific--especially if you're one of the one's who suffers from a dead libido--it's to keep metabolism humming. Not just vanity.
    Love the premise of your blog. I will keep reading on.


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