“One hot flash of frustration became a sudden flash of inspiration.”
In June 2014, I was diagnosed with breast cancer and went through minor surgery, followed by chemotherapy and 6 weeks of radiation. It was one week after my first chemo treatment that my oldest son, Kent, passed away. I felt like i had been hit by a freight train. The tremendous grief I was going through at the same time my body was undergoing treatment made me extremely weak. I was at an all-time low in my life, physically and emotionally.
After the therapy was completed, I was prescribed hormone therapy treatment and immediately after starting on the medication, I experienced unimaginable hot flashes!
These relentless flashes came every 20 - 30 minutes, night and day. I was not getting any sleep. I was still super weak and tired from the last 6 months of intensive treatment. I was desperate for solutions to help me feel and sleep better.
The Light bulb!
For over fifteen years, I have worked with high quality merino wool base layers and next-to-skin wear. The high breathability, moisture managing qualities, insulating properties, hydrophobic/hydrophilic characteristics make merino wool a superior choice for next to skin garments.
After suffering through months of hot flashes disrupting my sleep, i experienced a flash(!) of insight. I realized that I was actually sleeping better, and the flashes were not as intense, when I was sleeping in my old merino wool next to skin wear. OF COURSE!!
The result is that I was waking up less and was able to get back to sleep much quicker than when I was sleeping in cotton (which got really cold from sweat), or rayon/modal (which is non-breathable and totally intensified the problem).
I wondered - how many women suffer through nights of interrupted sleep that would benefit from this solution? And so, I began my Chill Angel journey…