The Diary Of A Menopausal Mum

Diary Of A Menopausal Mum – 30/07/2021

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?

Going Out

Krispy Kreme Doughnut Box

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

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?

Diary Of A Menopausal Mum - 30/07/2021


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


  • Lucy
    30th July 2021 at 2:22 pm

    It sounds like you’ve had a busy week, I bet you’re looking forward to hopefully being able to relax this weekend. I don’t need to be asked twice about Krispy Kremes either! I hope and pray your pain and infections clear soon. Wishing you all the best.

    • admin
      30th July 2021 at 3:32 pm

      I agree with not being asked twice about Krispy Kremes, I have an extended hours dr appointment this evening, hoping to get something for the pain. My husband has told me to look privately as been told it can be 6-8 weeks for an appointment

  • Karen Reekie
    30th July 2021 at 6:22 pm

    I hope you get the college and coil thing sorted. Both sound very stressful.
    I haven’t had a Krispy Kreme for ages!

    • admin
      31st July 2021 at 9:21 am

      College is moving forward had a lovely conversation with the person taking over C’s case and a meeting on Tuesday. My coil and problems I am about to blow up over, had a lovely chat with an out of hours Dr, he couldn’t do anything but has told me what my surgery should be doing. We haven’t had Krispy Kremes in a long time either

  • Wince
    31st July 2021 at 12:37 am

    Gosh it sounded like you had a very busy week! I hope everything goes ok with the coil, definitely hard decision to make! The documentary sounds interesting, I will have to check it out- but I have heard of turkey tail mushrooms my friend use to have this brand Hybrid Herbs Turkey Tail Extract Powder with her smoothies every morning! Wasn’t quite sure what it was for though, but she loved it!

    • admin
      31st July 2021 at 9:19 am

      I now have another complete saga with my GP surgery I swear I am going to lose the plot with them. I have never heard of Turkey Tail before, and I am going to research properly over the weekend, but am probably going to get some and see if it helps C

  • Rhian Westbury
    31st July 2021 at 10:52 am

    Sounds like a busy week. I’ve heard of a few people who have suffered when their coil became dislodged, so I hope you manage to get yours sorted x

    • admin
      2nd August 2021 at 8:14 am

      It was a busy week, and another dr appointment today as getting worse I have heard others say the same

  • Peter Watson
    1st August 2021 at 10:57 am

    I recall menopausal women to be a pain in the backside to work with.

    • admin
      2nd August 2021 at 8:09 am

      It is never the men haha, yes we do suffer but it is something we can not help


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