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Diary Of A Menopausal Mum – 06/08/2021

We have made it through another week, and the weekend is in touching distance. Which also means it is time for me weekly diary of a menopausal Mum post where I share the ups and downs of my week.



You will all know the very long battle we have had to get C into education, after being let down due to her illness. You will know she has an offer to study her GCSE’s at a local college.

This week, we had a meeting with the person who has now taken over her education care and EHCP.  She is lovely, supportive and understanding.  The meeting was going well, when C got teary and then broke down. I finally got her to tell me what was wrong, and it hit home to both me and our support that she has been affected more than we realised.

Although she wants to do her education and mix with others, she is scared and suffering anxiety.  I said again she needs counselling and this is now being looked into.  We also made the decision to withdraw her college offer and work on a slower and smaller route.  Next week she is going into a workshop without me but our support will be there and will be sitting with her all the time. I will write a full post on this as so much information, and I know my other posts have helped.


woman having a hot flush

Last week I shared how I am suffering with pain and what I think is an infection.  I had another telephone conversation with extended hours last Friday, and he was shocked I had not seen someone and his words were after the initial telephone appointment, patients who need examinations should by law be offered a face to face appointment.

Monday morning I rang and got another telephone appointment, still refused a face to face appointment for swabs to be taken.  The Dr said she knows exactly what is wrong with me, you couldn’t make this up.  She put another scan appointment through marked as urgent, and prescribed 6 weeks worth of treatment.

On talking to friends and family, it transpires that this is happening all over including my friends 1 week old granddaughter.  If you look on my social media you will see a poll I have started and am going to take this further.  As it really is a mater of time before something more serious happens.

What I Have Been Loving This Week


With life getting back to normal, and we are venturing out again.  This also means that we need to start looking at our appearance and keeping on top of those areas we (well I) let slide a little during lockdown, as well as ensuring I have essentials in my handbag and car.

Antibacterial Hand Sanitiser

hand santisier

Wet Ones Antibacterial Hand Sanitiser kills 99.9% of bacteria and is effective against corona viruses.  It comes in a 100ml tube which is perfect for popping in your bag or having in the car.  The Vitamin E, Aloe Vera and Pro-Vitamin 5 combination is designed to soothe skin and also combat the drying effects we all feel with santisers.

Be Gentle Wet Wipes

wet wipes

The Be Gentle Wet Wipes  which are also antibacterial and developed with aloe for sensitive skin.  These are perfect for on-the-go freshness to keep in your bag or have in the car. Plus they are kind to the planet as well as your skin – made from plant sourced fibres, biodegradable and contain zero plastic.

Xtreme 3 Beauty Eco-Green Razor


The Xtreme 3 Beauty Eco-Green Razor, has a handle made with 95% recycled plastic features 3 blades and two lubricating strips before and after the blades which have been formulated with aloe vera and Vitamin E to protect from irritation, perfect for sensitive skin.

The handle has been designed with a built in grip and the packaging is FSC certified packaging made from over 90% recycled paper. The razor also features a recyclable handle once the razor has been finished with.

The product is available online below and is available in various pack sizes:

  • 12 pack – £11.99
  • 16 pack – £14.99
  • 20 pack – £17.99
  • 24 pack – £20.99

Intuition Perfect Finish Eyebrow Shaper

eyebrow shaper

The Intuition Perfect Finish Eyebrow Shaper, is is a great multi purpose beauty tool precisely shapes eyebrows and easily removes fine hairs. The high quality blade can even be used to gently exfoliate for smoother skin. It’s slim, portable size with protective caps means you can touch up anytime, anywhere!

The product is available online below and is available in various pack sizes:
  • 3 pack – £2.99
  • 6 pack – £5.49
  • 9 pack – £7.99

Diary Of A Menopausal Mum - 06/08/2021


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I am Sam and owner of StressedMum, I hope you enjoyed reading my latest post, I always love to read comments from my readers


    6th August 2021 at 3:19 pm

    After everything C has been through it’s not surprising she now has anxiety. Poor little thing. Kids do hide it well sometimes. I hope the workshop goes well for her x

    • admin
      6th August 2021 at 3:34 pm

      Honestly, I have been waiting for it to happen for a long time, and so glad she has finally let it out although I think it surprised her a bit as well. Hopefully this is the best way forward for her

  • Jennifer
    6th August 2021 at 6:35 pm

    I’m having so much trouble with getting a face-to-face appointment as well! Having shoulder pain since June and all the GP is telling. me is that some exercises will help….

    • admin
      9th August 2021 at 10:45 am

      I was talking with a friend the other day, and she was saying about her baby granddaughter was ill and just a couple of weeks old and they could not get an appointment. It really does need changing and this is something I am going to keep shouting about as at times you do need a face to face appointment

  • Laura
    6th August 2021 at 11:45 pm

    My autistic son has just had his EHCP finalised so I’m really hoping it helps him going forward in the years to come.

    • admin
      9th August 2021 at 10:42 am

      I am so glad you have had your EHCP finalised, if I have learnt anything from this there is so much support and help once you are in the years where school has finished, you just need to keep making a noise until you find it

  • Rhian Westbury
    7th August 2021 at 9:46 am

    That’s a shame you’ve had to withdraw C’s college offer, but it’s for the best so she can build up to it x

    • admin
      9th August 2021 at 10:40 am

      It needed to be done, she would have crashed in her first few days and we now have an amazing lady helping her with a new course which will be so much easier for her and with so much support there if she needs it.

  • Anosa
    8th August 2021 at 5:41 pm

    Awww bless her, it has been a long journey for her and for you as well, I can only imagine what she has gone through.

    • admin
      9th August 2021 at 10:36 am

      It has been a very long journey and hopefully now we can start to get things moving by taking small steps so he can lead a normal life and do normal things

  • Sarah Bailey
    8th August 2021 at 6:58 pm

    Oh bless C it sounds like you have done the right thing for her, sometimes it can be so overwhelming to make such a big step and you do need to do it slower.

    • admin
      9th August 2021 at 10:35 am

      I was talking to my friend over the weekend, she needed to let it all out and it has been a long time coming but so glad she finally let go. This is the best thing for her, also with the new course being done at our local library she can get her independance back by going by bus herself as well.

  • Rebecca Smith
    8th August 2021 at 8:07 pm

    Looks like you have been enjoying using some fab products! I hope C’s workshop goes well x

    • admin
      9th August 2021 at 10:33 am

      I have enjoyed them, one thing I have at all times now is hand sanitisers they are everywhere, I am hoping she will enjoy the workshop as well and it will be something where I am not there which she also needs


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