Mail (November, 1998)

Looking Forward to Menopause
from Gaby

I just found FLAKE HQ, but lost it again as my server has an attitude problem. I've had Psoriasis for over 20 years. (It will improve at menopause ... is hereditary, stress related ... an autoimmune [system deficiency] ... and you're lucky you didn't get it when you were younger.) I use Modrasone cream, which keeps the condition at the red patch stage, and I am fortunate that I only have it on my elbows and occasionally on my scalp. I will try to log on again later, but it is so nice to know there are other people out there who understand. -Gaby

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Ed's Response: I hope you find your way back, Gaby! I am very interested in your declarative statement, "It will improve at menopause." Is that a fact? Or, is that an expression of positive thinking? By the way, I find the word "menopause" one of the most interesting (and ironic) in the English language. For one, it has a literal implication, that it "gives men pause." (It's never given me a moment's pause!) Two, why isn't it womenopause? -Ed

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