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Oct 29, 2010

Full disclosure. I did not see the Oprah show featuring Jane Fonda this week, but I've been reading about it: how "Menopause Drove Fonda Out of Hollywood." Though I'll have to wait until the episode comes to hulu.com to see for myself, many news outlets are repeating the same lines that Fonda supposedly said about menopause: "I felt so awful as a woman and I can't be creative if I feel bad, so I just said, 'I'm gonna leave Hollywood and be an environmental activist full time,' and then Ted came along."

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Fonda also said she didn't realize she was experiencing menopause until she looked back, "It's a really, really hard time," she's quoted as saying, "You have the hormonal shifts and you're not quite sure who you are anymore or what you're supposed to become and I basically was having a nervous breakdown."

I find these statements interesting on so many fronts. One is that Fonda is going public about the subject that is still somewhat taboo, and two that she only recognized, as so many of us do, that she was perimenopausal after the fact. It's hard to put the puzzle pieces together when you're in it. Another thing I find interesting is that she left Hollywood to become an environmental activist andthenmet her husband. Now, if I weren't already married, I'm not sure this is the time in my life where I'd be attracting potential mates. Not only do I run hot, but I also run irritable. Just the other day, for example, I accused Steve of being moody towards me, and he gave me a look like I was the proverbial pot calling the kettle black. "I am irritable across the board," I told him in my defense. "Not just towards you." Or, as only my good friend Harriet could put it, I'm an equal-opportunity grump. Not exactly marriageable material at the moment.

But more power to Jane Fonda. She looks amazing at 72 and she's out in the open about a time many of us find difficult in various ways and degrees.

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