Post Edited By Moderator (Admin) : 7/28/2008 7:40:10 AM (GMT-6)
Post Edited (~Cloe~) : 7/26/2008 12:43:03 PM (GMT-6)
My sincere apologies to anyone who took offense to my post, especially you, CLOE. I haven't posted on this board in a long time, so you are obviously not used to my odd sense of humor.
I simply saw the word as a typographical mistake, which we all make, probably on a fairly regular basis. I just saw the word as amusing, because fluctuations in hormones can make some people, especially me, a little nuts. I'm not talking about a negative mental illness, just the standard mood-swing stuff, and the wackyness that a lot of females experience at the mercy of their hormones. I don't have any control over my hormones, and can't do any hormone replacement therapy or take "the pill" because of a bloodclot I got after having my gall bladder removed. The "mental" part wasn't directed at anyone, just a common symptom than many women encounter surrounding their menstral cycle. If you read my health problems under my signature, I clearly list moderate depression and panic/anxiety disorder, both of which are "mental" illnesses for which I take medication, and am not ashamed to share with others.
PaLady...As for editing my post, I wouldn't know what to edit. I reread the entire post, and I wasn't taking anyone to task for anything or making fun of anyone.
I don't know you, Cloe, so why on earth would I choose you to pick on? Picking on people is not why we come here. I included your name in the thread title mearly to make a connection, to share, laugh, and commerserate with a fellow CP sufferer. I didn't say anything about you being menapausal. I don't know why you feel like a victim, but that's your hang-up, not mine. I didn't direct any of my discourse on menapause toward you. Of course, "mentalpausal" isn't a word. I just thought the typo was funny, and anyone who read it should have seen it for what it was...an couple of extra key-stokes. No biggie.
I greatly appreciate those of you who could see the humor in what I attempted to do. We CP'ers have to stick together and make the best of a bad situation. I'm sorry if my post made anyone feel bad. That was not my intent.