Jo - I might have posted that Hooray for your new groove. Thank G-d they come back around right!
NRR: the peri-menopause drama continues. Short version is that it's for real, with all kinds of symptoms from the textbook (of the bad version) and some I didnt know about but was asked about by the Gyn. I saw this a.m. (arthritis! why yes, it just started!). I'm going on hormones. Yes, hrt. Yes, I have done extensive research, above and beyond, including with Dh who read a 50 page report on the 2012 meeting of the something-or-other society of Ob-gyn's on hormone replacement. He's now ready for his next female patient in her mid-40's who feels like she's suicidally insane Hoping this gets me out of this psychic ditch, because this is a deep dark scary one, and I want my life back. Plus, its fracking hard to do grad school when I dont want to get out of bed.
On that note, off to present to my class!