Last year I started a new series of diary of a menopausal mum, which stopped over lockdown as it would have been the same thing and rants every week. Two weeks ago I decided to bring it back in case you missed it you can find last weeks post here.
I may talk about the downside to the menopause, but this is more of a light hearted series looking at the funny side of the menopause and being a Mum.
One thing I have always found a chore is shaving my legs etc, I have tried every razor, cream and waxing method. When I hit the menopause I noticed hairs on my chin, you know when you were younger and you would see old ladies with chin hair, that was me. It has been the one thing that has really got me down.
I have often thought about laser treatments, but with one thing and another have never got further than thinking about it. A few weeks ago when feeling really down I went looking online to see if there are any affordable home laser treatments I could do. They have always been expensive and I kept thinking could I justify the outlay if it did not work.
It arrived and is so easy to use.
- Shave the areas legs, armpits, face (well I plucked those)
- use the laser on the areas
- Repeat once a week for 12 weeks
I am on week 2 now so will keep you posted, but have noticed a slight difference so hoping it works as the reviews have shown.
You may remember in lockdown 1, I broke a front tooth. With lockdowns etc I still have a broken front tooth. I have another infection and the antibiotics did not clear, so Tuesday I was at the dentist and given some stronger antibiotics. The dentist and pharmacist kept stressing you can not drink alcohol. Last night I took myself off them.
I have never felt so sick and ill in my life, I felt spaced out and so sick (it took me back to my morning sickness days). I am now waiting to speak to my dentist to see if there is anything else they can give as my next appointment is not for a couple of weeks.
While everyone is moaning about the weather, with it being so cold and miserable my hot flushes have been more bearable this week. Although I can not wait for the warmer weather as have been treating myself to some new summer clothes.
One thing my husband always teases me about is how white my legs are, so instead of my usual moisturiser I use after my shower I now include a fake tan. I have been using St Moriz Professional Golden Glow Tan Moisturiser which I found when looking on Amazon.
I love the colour it gives and you can use it once for a slight glow or the more you use it the deeper the tan. One thing I have found that sometimes you are left with blotchy areas as it washes off. Which is why I am excited to team up with Village Wax Melts and trying out their Exfoliating Soap Sponges. I will let you know how I got on.
My brain fog has not got any better, and yesterday I had both my husband and daughter laughing so hard. But can I remember what it was all about now – no.
How has your week been?