As a woman of a certain age, I am eagerly awaiting the oft-dreaded “change of life.” Yeah, I know it sounds crazy … asking for, actually WANTING hot flashes and all the other wonderful perks that come with menopause … but really, I’m pretty fed up with the alternative. I am through, do you hear me? Through! I could get very graphic about the annoyance and the mess, but this IS a family forum so I will spare you the gory details, except to say I think it’s totally, totally bogus that a woman my age still has to deal with debilitating cramps every so often. I have put up with this nonsense for almost 40 years and I think it’s time for a change. And as a cold-natured person freezing through my least favorite season of the year, well, I could use a hot flash right about now.