Renaissance

Lisa Wathen
Jul 17, 2019 · 4 min read

104 days.

That’s how long it has been since I had a period.

104 days of estrogen withdrawal symptoms: hot flashes, as many as 40 a day sometimes. Metabolic differences too — as so many of my mid-life sisters have noted, it seems a lot harder to keep the midline slim these days. Plus other small variations in my physical normal, mostly too subtle to bother adding to a list.