Monday, September 11, 2017
Menopause, painting by Natasa Vretenar
There are so many things that went through my head while thinking about this painting. The body changes, the invasive procedures to check for various cancers, hormonal ups and downs. Bones are losing density, are easily broken, breasts get lumpier, thyroid is sluggish, hair turning gray, body fat sticking around more.
There is a real epidemic of substance abuse in Northern America, especially among the middle aged women. Getting prescription drugs is too easy and socially acceptable. Are the pills really the answer?