The Diary Of A Menopausal Mum

Diary Of A Menopausal Mum – 28/05/20

You may have noticed that I did not write a post last week, I had a very busy week and was playing catch up.  I had a couple of nights away, plus a day out with my husband mid week.  Then last Friday a busy day where I hardly touched my laptop.

I am also trying my first linky, I have never done one before so excited to give it a go.

So lets have my catch up


I had another trip to the dentist last Friday, also C had her first one since Covid.  Bless her she did well and now on a special toothpaste as her medication has messed with the enamel.  I had an impression taken for dentures omg I am not impressed, but I am able to keep my half front tooth until the last minute.

I was meant to be back there today for a second impression, but now booked for next Friday.  This is a long process but still a step forward to being able to smile again


Last Monday I had a call from my GP surgery to arrange my second vaccination, unfortunately I already had our dentist appointment at the same time so had to say I could not make it.  They had no other dates or times and was really rude.  I went on the NHS website over the weekend and booked my vaccine for Tuesday.

With the first vaccine I was fine, thought I would be fine with the second, wrong. Driving home I could feel my back, hips and legs start to hurt, everyday I have ached and been so tired.  Today I am a lot less achy but still feel worn out.  But I am fully vaccinated now so all worth it.

Hot Flushes

Honestly, I have suffered enough with these hot flushes, especially at night.  I go from being ok to hot and sweaty in seconds.  Anyone who suffers from them knows how uncomfortable they are and I am done with them. My poor husband gets the same questions everyday and night. Are you hot? Is it hot in here? Is the heating on?

General Day to Day

I think this sums me up me pretty well, I have no idea what I am doing half the time at the moment.  Cooking dinner last night I was making my chicken risotto, something I make a lot as it is a quick and easy dinner.  I messed it up totally, luckily had only got to the rice cooking stage, but as I did not have enough rice in I had to resort to giving in and ordering a pizza.

I have lost count on the number of times I walk into a room, or go to say something and have to stop and think what I was going to do or say.  I am putting it down to the after effects of the vaccine.

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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


  • Sim @ Sim's Life
    28th May 2021 at 5:16 pm

    Gosh, the effects from the 2nd jab don’t sound great. Hope you are feeling much better now! Great to hear you have been out and about!

    • admin
      29th May 2021 at 9:19 am

      It wasnt fun but better now. C has her first one today eeek

  • Kira
    29th May 2021 at 1:24 pm

    Oh god what side effects! . I’ve got my first jab next week and although I’m glad it’s coming , I’m worried about any side effects.

    • admin
      30th May 2021 at 4:34 pm

      My daughter had her first one yesterday, I was worried due to her illness but apart from extra tiredness and a sore arm she is fine

  • Rhian Westbury
    29th May 2021 at 4:08 pm

    My weeks been alright thanks, I am so happy the sun is out as we’ve been able to have our first bbq in our garden. I hope you feel better after the vaccine now x

    • admin
      30th May 2021 at 4:33 pm

      Glad you have had a good week and managed a bbq, I am now over the side effects and feel much better

  • Jupiter Hadley
    29th May 2021 at 4:19 pm

    Wow, it sucks that they were rude about your second jab and that you had so many bad side effects. Glad it’s over though and you are safe now.

    • admin
      30th May 2021 at 4:33 pm

      At least I got it done eventually and am now over the side effects

  • LaaLaa
    29th May 2021 at 9:45 pm

    I’m due my 2nd jab in a couple weeks, I had it pretty rough from the 1st one so I’m not looking forward to the 2nd one but I’m glad you’re recovering and full vaccinated. I really need to make a dentist appointment ugh

    • admin
      30th May 2021 at 4:18 pm

      I feel fine now and I think it is worth the few days of feeling rough to get the protection x

  • Nigel Soper
    30th May 2021 at 10:38 pm

    The menopause is one of the times I have particularly valued being married to a midwife but even so understanding the biology doesn’t diminish the symptoms. A sense of humour can help at times, but sympathy can also be needed. The trouble is I’m always getting amused when sympathy is needed or sympathising when a sense of humour would be better.

    • admin
      1st June 2021 at 9:03 am

      My husbandis the same with me and gets amused

  • Sally Collingwood
    31st May 2021 at 10:16 am

    I hate hot flushes, they make you feel like everyone is looking at you!!

    • admin
      1st June 2021 at 9:02 am

      I know and they just spring up on you with no warning

  • Louise
    1st June 2021 at 7:39 pm

    I’m glad it’s not only me who doesn’t know what I’m doing half the time at the mo! LOL. I think it’s a Covid thing. Our lives have been turned upside down and round and round so much that we’re still trying to catch up 😀 I’ll be glad when we can get some sort of normality back.

    Louise x

    • admin
      1st June 2021 at 10:49 pm

      It does seem to be a common thing, covid has certainly turned all our lives around, starting to get back to some form of normality which is lovely x

    8th June 2021 at 8:50 am

    I’m perimenopause at 43,thanks for sharing x


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