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Old 10-11-2011, 07:24 AM   #1271
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I have so many friends and, of course, my parents, in their late 70s through 90, and this is cracking me up in a totally sympathetic/empathetic way. You know what kills me? Room temperature. It can be -20 out and I'm dressed in a sleeveless blouse and flannel-lined jeans! Someone will look at me. Oh, this? I'm dressed to visit my 79 & 81 year old friends! My legs need the warmth for the walk from the car to the front door, but I need the summer blouse to keep myself from dying of heat prostration once I take off my parka. At my parents' house, the first thing we do upon arrival is shut the guest bedroom door and close off the heating vent and try to open the windows. It really does peeve Mom, but good lord, she has 4 daughters of menopausal or post- age, and we're dying here.
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Old 10-11-2011, 07:43 AM   #1272
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Claire, my mom keeps her house too warm also. We've had to open a window in the room where we sleep just to breathe. She is 93 and we understand that her circulation may not allow her body to warm up as in the past. We are just glad we still have her. We have 5 generations in our family. Maybe the weather will be great while you are visiting and you can enjoy the outside a lot.
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Old 10-11-2011, 07:53 AM   #1273
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Yes, my sisters and I, too, consider ourselves very blessed to have two living, always-been-married, elderly parents. But night sweats can sure make a visit less pleasant.
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Old 10-11-2011, 08:30 AM   #1274
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Do you take anything for night sweats? I saw a product call I-cool advertised but I don't have them so haven't checked it out. I did have a problem with them right after my surgery.
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:29 AM   #1275
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LOL! I have Iso-Cool pillows, Iso-Cool mattress pad, I got rid of everything with flannel or pants...I finally had to close the bedroom window last night because I was running out of blankets for Shrek's side of the bed. I'll be so glad when pre-menopause is done.
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:35 AM   #1276
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I still haven't taken the window A/C out--and yes, I did use it last week. I've never used my A/C at this time of year before! No night sweats, but I get so hot. The irony is that the bedroom doesn't have a source of supplemental heat, it is on the northside of the house and the window faces west (over which I have a blackout curtain), yet it is always the hottest room in the house. In the winter, when the woodstove is running, the door is shut and the window is open about 4 inches, no matter what the temperature is outside. My DH claims I would probably be very happy sleeping in a refridgerator. He has the metabolism of a hummingbird. I swear his thermal regulation kicks in at 3:00 a.m. It's like sleeping curled up next to a woodstove.
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Old 10-12-2011, 03:27 AM   #1277
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LOL! I have Iso-Cool pillows, Iso-Cool mattress pad, I got rid of everything with flannel or pants...I finally had to close the bedroom window last night because I was running out of blankets for Shrek's side of the bed. I'll be so glad when pre-menopause is done.
Fi, be careful what you wish for, I'd be happy to go back to "pre-menopause. I'd get some more blankets for Shrek if I were you cause you are going to want that window OPEN!! Lol!!
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Old 10-12-2011, 05:43 AM   #1278
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This morning I have been riding the Best Buy customer service Merry-Go-Round!

In April I took my computer to Best Buy to have a virus removed and they sold me a two year Tech Support membership. I was told that the membership would include anti-virus software for the two years. That is actually why I purchased a two year membership instead of a one year membership. Now after six months I get an email indicating that the software on my one year subscription has expired and is being renewed. It has only been six months! The first person I talked to told me that I was wrong and I only purchased a six month subscription. The last person I talked to told me my subscription expires in October 2012! I have a feeling that the Best Buy system has updated to reflect the renewal. I guess I need to call the bank and see if my credit card has been charged. If it has I am not sure if I should dispute the charge or just let it go. I don't really care about the forty bucks as much as I resent the misinformation. I really have a bad taste in my mouth about Best Buy this morning!
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Old 10-12-2011, 08:09 AM   #1279
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Do you have paperwork to back your position? Or where you paid or were charged for the 2 year membership?
If so, I'd certainly go after them. Can you imagine if they do that to so many people, they get away with murder. Well, not murder, but corruption.
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Old 10-12-2011, 08:58 AM   #1280
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This is more of a quibble than a vent. I get annoyed with the AARP people -- my membership runs from December to December, but I start getting renewal notices in the middle of the summer. Are they hoping I will renew then and change/back up my renewal date? Do they just want my money to use (small amount though it is) until December and will keep Dec. as my renewal date? I just ignore each of their wasteful mailings requesting renewal (and there are several) until December.

I'm not even sure why I renew at all. In one of their recent mailings, they advised seniors wanting to lose weight to give up their cookies! The very idea!
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