The Diary Of A Menopausal Mum

Diary Of A Menopausal Mum – 10/09/2021

We have made it through another busy week, and the weekend is just hours away.  With schools back and we are back into normal routines, it is time to share how my week has been.



Finally a little bit of good news, instead of my weekly frustrations.  On Tuesday I had a phone call from the organisers of the course C is hoping to do.  We had to go for an assessment on Wednesday morning, which went well.  As far as we could make out it is just waiting for an appointment for interview and paperwork and getting a start date for the course.  Nothing is set yet so still not celebrating until we have it in writing and it actually happens.

Yesterday, C had a meeting with her support team, and I also updated them on the above.  They are going to talk to them regarding her starting and putting in place her EHCP with them.



Last week, I mentioned about seeing if I could arrange a private appointment to see someone regarding my pain and discomfort. When leaving I asked if they had a gynaecologist and they had an appointment for the next morning which I jumped at.

Saturday morning, I met a lovely Consultant (ok I know I was paying for them to be nice), who listened to me, asked my history and examined me.  She agreed on my previous diagnosis from 2 years ago of Endometrial Hyperplasia, and have me a three months supply of two treatments.  As it was a private prescription I nearly died when I paid £65 but honestly if it helps it is worth it.

She did speak about doing biopsies at the same time, which when she said could be done under local or general and would require stitches. We agreed to wait until my next appointment in October.

The treatment is not helping yet but hopefully will soon, all I can say is that thank god I did go private as received my referral through today for the middle of January 2022.  There is no way I could carry on like this all that time.



When driving home from the meeting with C yesterday, we were chatting and she said they had mentioned CAHMS. I asked her how she felt about trying them again, as we had an awful experience and she refused to go back.  She knows someone who had suicidal thoughts and they said go and have a bath and then tea and biscuits and you should feel better.  We had a laugh and I asked if she ever had suicidal thoughts which she replied yes, and then said they are only thoughts I wont do it.  This shocked me and scared me, she knows she can talk to me about anything and last night I had a chat saying she can talk to me or my Mum who is great about anything.  But I do understand sometimes you don’t want to talk to Mum about things.  I have an old friend of 30 years who is trained and asked if she would speak to her, I said whatever you talk about she wont tell me, that is between you two.  She agreed and we had a chat today and they are going to chat together next week.

Scented Candles

One thing I love is scented candles, but never really thought about what happens when the candles are finished.  I am sure I am not the only one who has a load of empty candle jars stored in a cupboard because they were too nice to throw away.  I recently teamed up with Refill My Candle, who provide kits so we can refill and make our own scented candles, and bring our jars back to use. This morning myself and my Mum hit the kitchen to make our own, as it was the first chance I have had.  It was great fun, and now waiting patiently for the candle to set so we can light it.  Look out next week for my fully review.

Diary Of A Menopausal Mum - 10/09/2021



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  • Rhian Westbury
    10 September 2021 at 9:35 pm

    That’s such great news about C. And even though you had to pay at least you’re starting to get some treatment x

    • admin
      11 September 2021 at 8:21 am

      I know still nothing 100% with C but getting there, and I had to do something

  • Rebecca Smith
    11 September 2021 at 11:40 am

    Fingers crossed you get the appointment and start date soon! Making your own scented candles sounds like so much fun!

    • admin
      13 September 2021 at 7:48 am

      Thank you, C has another meeting with her support on Tuesday and they were contacting them regarding her EHCP so they may have an update. It was fun making my own candle

  • LaaLaa
    11 September 2021 at 9:14 pm

    Fingers crossed with C and the course , hope it all goes well. Menopause ah, what we cannot escape, truly hope this works for you. Scary to hear C having those thoughts but it’s a good thing she was honest and she knows she’s got a support system to speak to

    • admin
      13 September 2021 at 7:46 am

      Really hope my past few years of battles are paying off and she gets to do the course. It was hard hearing her say all this, but she knows she can talk to us about anything x

  • Nayna Kanabar
    11 September 2021 at 9:23 pm

    The news about C is great , finally some good news. I hope your treatment works and you get some relief.

    • admin
      13 September 2021 at 7:45 am

      It does seem my past few years of battles is coming to an end :), no relief yet but positive thoughts it will help soon

  • Margaret Gallagher
    13 September 2021 at 3:48 am

    Great to get happy news – c made up

  • Kacie Morgan
    13 September 2021 at 7:16 am

    I hope you had a good weekend, mine has flown by! I’ve got a thing for scented candles too 🙂

    • admin
      13 September 2021 at 7:43 am

      I love scented candles and love the one I made x

  • Aimee AMALA
    13 September 2021 at 7:23 am

    It is a shock hearing someone you love so much mention they have suicidal thoughts, but they obviously trust and talk to you about things, which is great. You sound like a great mum. The state of some mental health services shocks me, a bath and biscuits solve depression ey! Jeez! lol. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • admin
      13 September 2021 at 7:42 am

      It did shock me and scare me, didn’t help I was driving at the time, my friend is trained and she is going to talk to C and both promised her it will be confidential and I will only find out if she agrees. Would be great if all it took was a bath, tea and biscuits though

  • Joanna
    13 September 2021 at 3:20 pm

    I hope your treatment is going to work and your symptoms will ease. I think it’s great that you have such an open relationship with C. It’s such a big thing for her to tell you such intimate things, and even if they are scary thoughts, at least you know and you can do something to help.

    • admin
      13 September 2021 at 4:08 pm

      Thank you, the treatment is not really working yet but keep hoping it will. We do have a great relationship, but as I said to her I know I am Mum and somethings you just don’t want to talk to me about. Hopefully we have things in place to help her

  • Crystak
    14 September 2021 at 12:31 pm

    I’m glad to hear that your referral came though. Hopefully, you’ll be able to get some relief for your symptoms soon.

    • admin
      14 September 2021 at 2:28 pm

      My referral is for January 2022 so no time soon, luckily I have gone private


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