The Diary Of A Menopausal Mum

Diary Of A Menopausal Mum – 20/08/2021

I am back to posting on Friday again, and ready to share my week with you all. Hope you have all had a good week, mine has been busy and different. So how has this past week been for me.

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As you all know the battle we have been having with C’s education, I will not go over it again. Last week when C was at her workshop, she completed an application for a different course with her support.  Yesterday we had an email as they think she has GCSE and therefore can not offer her a place at the moment.  This is not the case, so I have replied saying this and also copying her support into the email as she is currently on holiday so will see this when she comes back.

Is it really too much to ask to have something go ahead without anymore set backs and C can get an education.  I am getting extremely anxious that September will be here in a couple of weeks and we are still sitting here with nothing in place.  We have been fighting this for 2 years and I do not want her to start a course after the first day and have to walk in to a class where everyone is settled and knows each other. Surely I am not asking too much.



You will have seen in the past few weeks me sharing the problems I am having.  Well, today is the day where I have my scan.  On one hand I obviously do not want it to highlight anything but on the other I want it to show why I am in so much pain and discomfort.  One thing I do know, is that my GP who knew exactly what was wrong and instead of giving me a weeks worth of treatment gave me six weeks worth is having no effect at all.



One thing I do not suffer with are migraines, my husband does and C has since she will little.  It was easy when she was little as once we were aware we would ask her if she needed calpol or sleep and follow her lead.  Since she became ill 6 years ago, she has been diagnosed with ongoing migraine.  Which means every single day 24/7 in the past 6 years she has had a migraine.

We have tried so many medications, which have not worked.  In a recent appointment with her Neurologist it was suggested about injections.  C’s face was a picture and it was left for me to look into it and to talk about.  I did my research and also found out one of my friends has had them under the same Consultant.  C decided to give them a try and on Tuesday we headed to the hospital.  She really did not like having the injections and her head is still tender where they were injected.  She has to massage the lumps which she hates doing .  I keep asking her how she is feeling, and today said a little better but she is feeling rough.  I knew this would happen so giving her a quiet day but it is looking like they are going to work.

This really is all I have managed this week, how has your week been?

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  • Stephanie Renee
    20th August 2021 at 8:29 pm

    Aw, I hope that C’s migraines get better with time. With a week like that, I hope you are able to rest some. My week was a busy one, and I am looking forward to some rest.

    • admin
      22nd August 2021 at 2:56 pm

      We did have a slight improvement, but the past couple of days she has been rough bless her, just hoping it all starts to settle down soon. I hope you managed to get a bit of rest in over the weekend

  • fiona d
    21st August 2021 at 12:52 pm

    I have been reading about lots of issues with college applications this week, seems many colleges have moved their goal posts following this years exam results. I’m thankful that my older 2 have finished their courses and are now working from home on their chosen career paths. My young fella will now be homeschooled full time, he is clinically extremely vulnerable so the best place for him is at home, he’s been a different child since we removed him from school, he had been so anxious with no way of expressing it, (he has severe learning difficulties and is non verbal), he’s so much happier and calmer these days. We’re moving into an adapted house at the end of next month, so that’s our biggest immediate issue…the fun never stops does it?! Much love to you.

    • admin
      22nd August 2021 at 2:53 pm

      I am so glad that your son is happier being home schooled, I know a few people home schooling and it has really made a huge difference to their children. I hope the move goes ok. I am hoping that this is just a glitch and it will be ok for September, we have been fighting this for two years and it just seems that we take one step forward and then two back all the time

  • michelle twin mum
    22nd August 2021 at 10:07 pm

    Oh yes, I do hope they these injections help your daughter, migraines can be so crippling and it is the last thing she needs on top of the other stresses. Bless you all, I hope things let up soon and you get some answers on all fronts. Mich x

    • admin
      23rd August 2021 at 10:14 am

      Thank you, she has had a slight improvement but still not great but we were told that if there was an improvement they could double the dose next time

  • Jennifer Prince
    23rd August 2021 at 7:35 pm

    Aw! I hope everything with C’s school works out, and migraines are such an interruption. Best wishes on both!

    • admin
      24th August 2021 at 10:49 am

      Thank you, still waiting to hear on her education, migraines have been awful for her, not sure if the injections are working fully but she can have double dose next time which should work


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