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Diary Of A Menopausal Mum – 22/10/2021

We have made it through another week and the weekend is just a few hours away, with many looking forward to a week of school holidays. As you will know by now, Friday is my weekly post where I share how the past week has been for us.



You will all know the ongoing saga we are having with obtaining education for C.  Three weeks ago she had her interview for the course she wants to do.  This is an ideal course for her as it is a three day a week course, just down the road and will let her get her GCSE’s which she was failed with working on, plus help in her career and future.  We were told that we should hear within 2 weeks, and to chase if we heard nothing.

Last Wednesday and Friday, I emailed asking if there was any news.  I had a reply my email had been passed to their Manager for consideration.  On Monday I emailed the Manager as had previously had correspondence with him, still no response.  C goes to meetings with a Mentor weekly, and I have been asking if she had heard or if she could chase.  I was told our SEN Co ordinator could help.  I never knew we had one, so googled and emailed the team to ask if we had one.  We did and we have met her, so I emailed her with no reply, but our mentor said she was seeing her yesterday and would pass on the email.

I have received an email apologising and that she has chased, I am still waiting to hear.  We were told the course would be starting on 2nd November.  We need to know, this is affecting C with not knowing, thinking she is being let down and ignored again. I will be chasing again today.

Coughs and Colds


The cough and cold season has hit the StressedMum household this week.  Starting with my husband who started the ball rolling last weekend, who very kindly passed it to me at the beginning of the week.   Sadly as much as I tried to stay away from C, she is now suffering am keeping a close eye on her as with her illness it could affect her more.

What I have been loving


One thing we are trying to do is become more eco-friendly, and always looking at ways we can do this in our daily lives.  Which is why I am loving Neersol. I was recently gifted a pack of their Glass Cleaning Tablets, which you dilute in a reusable spray bottle. Once my spray bottle I was using was finished I rinsed out and used the Neersol tablet.

I have been using for my shower screen and mirrors in the bathroom, I have not had the energy to go around the house cleaning windows, which is a job I hate doing anyway.  I was impressed as I usually leave everything with streaks but these seemed to work well.  I love that they come in a small box so really easy to store as well. Have you tried these yet?

Other News


You already know of my personal medical problems, the treatment is not really working and I am in constant pain which gets worse as the day goes on and very sore and raw.  I had a follow  up appointment yesterday, which as you know I have had to go private.  As we are going on holiday mid November, I am carrying on with the treatment (not sure why) and when I get back I need to make an appointment for biopsies.  These sound a lot  worse than previous biopsies I have as will need stitches in each and 4-5 weeks recovery.

I have also been concentrating on birthdays as C’s 18th is not far away now, plus looking for my granddaughters a few days later.

How has your week been?

Diary Of A Menopausal Mum - 22/10/2021

About Author

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


  • Joanna
    25th October 2021 at 2:13 pm

    So far I have managed to avoid this cold that seems to be affecting everyone now. I did have a covid scare though, after having a team dinner, but luckily all the tests I’ve taken were negative.

    • admin
      25th October 2021 at 3:30 pm

      I think covid is the first thing that everyone thinks, glad your test was negative. It seems everyone has this at the moment, my husband and C are suffering worse at the moment with it

    25th October 2021 at 8:56 pm

    Poor C has been through so much with this. It must have put a really big strain on you all. How thoughtful, my husband seems to enjoy sharing his colds with us too.

    • admin
      26th October 2021 at 10:13 am

      Men are lovely like that aren’t they lol, it has been a huge strain

  • Jenni
    25th October 2021 at 9:43 pm

    So sorry to hear you’ve all been suffering with the cold. It’s been doing the rounds here too.

    • admin
      26th October 2021 at 10:12 am

      I think everyone is getting it, everyone you speak to has it

  • Jenny
    25th October 2021 at 10:29 pm

    You sound like you have been busy. I have also been having fun planning my daughter’s birthday next month.

    • admin
      26th October 2021 at 10:12 am

      It has been busy, I am sure you will make her birthday special x

  • Rhian Westbury
    26th October 2021 at 12:12 pm

    My week has been good thanks, it was my brothers wedding on Saturday which was such a nice day. I hope C’s course gets sorted soon x

    • admin
      26th October 2021 at 1:07 pm

      I saw you had your brothers wedding, glad it was a lovely day. My friends daughter got married a few weeks ago after three cancelled dates due to lockdown. We finally got an answer last night, and she is on the course so happy for her x

  • Louise
    27th October 2021 at 8:26 pm

    The cold and flu season has hit our house too. Both myself and Oscar have been really poorly (did PCRs but they came back negative), but luckily Stacey hasn’t caught it off us (yet). She’s been hiding out in her bedroom as she’s dreading getting ill this year.

    Louise x

    • admin
      28th October 2021 at 10:25 am

      We thought covid at first but it is just cough and colds here as well, it seems to be hitting most households now as well x

  • Clare
    28th October 2021 at 12:31 pm

    I hope you get some answers soon for C, it’s very frustrating for both of you

    • admin
      28th October 2021 at 12:47 pm

      We finally heard on Monday evening, she has got her place 🙂


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