Friday is the day I let it all out, and share how my week has been, all the ups and downs of living with the Menopause.
How have you been finding life this week?
I have been out twice this week, once when I drove to the garage (it was raining) to get my Dad some money. I call it his pocket money haha. I feel safer me getting it out for him, as you hear so many stories of older people being mugged.
The second trip was yesterday, I was sitting happily working away when my husband said do I fancy a Krispy Kreme. I did not need asking twice, and off we set to buy some.
I spoke last week, about C starting College in September and you all know the long battle it has been to get this far. One battle we have been having is completing a form for when we go for her interview in August. I seriously was losing the plot, and had numerous phone calls and even spoke to someone face to face when we did the tour. I had a few emails this week, and finally the form appeared and finally completed.
I have also been talking to the co-ordinator who helped with the EHCP, as the person who was supposed to be taking over was not responding to any messages. The team is changing and she has a meeting today, so I sent through a list of questions, and about looking at a nearer college, as they do a history course, which C loves. So am hoping to get a reply to see if we can go and look around, what courses she can do etc.
I saw this on Facebook yesterday and it really does explain how we feel in menopause.
I am struggling lately, you may remember a couple of years ago I was suffering and in pain. I had biopsies taken from my womb, a camera etc. I was producing cells faster than I should have and if left untreated could have turned cancerous. I had a coil fitted which helps slow everything down and biopsies taken for two years.
Recently, I have been in agony and having infections that will not clear. I am now at the stage where I am in pain constantly, and by the end of the day I am in agony. I am currently waiting on a scan and probably having the coil removed, they think it may have dislodged. My concern is do I continue with the pain or have it removed and risk the cells producing quickly again. Life is never easy for us is it.
One thing I love is a bargain, and I have found this amazing Facebook group where you can get some amazing deals. So far this week I have purchased
- Playdoh Set £5
- Mattress Topper for C – £41 I paid £18
- A smart watch that tracks all sorts – £123 I paid £6.90
- A dress – £16 I paid £3.60
This is my new daily hobby, although am only getting things I want and not being taken in by the bargains.
Mum On A Mission
It is commonly known by our friends and family, that my husband loves to watch documentaries. It does not matter what the subject is he will watch it. We even watched one on the history of motorways once. Anyway, yesterday he was watching one on mushrooms. I was working away, and piped in is this about magic mushrooms and he said no. I carried on, as I do not like mushrooms, I stopped working and listening when they started talking about cancer and how Turkey Tail Mushrooms had helped.
As my Dad is in remission for Cancer, I started watching and then I started googling, and found it is helpful for ME. I am very much a fan of supplements, poor C has tried so many, but I also have to research first. So far I am liking what I have found, but still want to research a bit more, as anything that can help her I am willing to try. Have you heard of this before?