My 50th birthday passed with a flurry of good wishes and joy. But as soon as the helium balloons deflated, reality sunk in as well: I’m no spring chicken. As if I needed more reminders, I started being inundated by emails from AARP. They obviously targeted me as a person of interest!
It was exasperating, dealing with hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, mood swings, memory loss, skin changes, chin hairs… plus the worries of losing my libido or developing incontinence.