Diary Of A Menopausal Mum – I Am Back

Diary Of A Menopausal Mum - I Am Back

Last year I started a new weekly feature Diary of A Menopausal Mum, this was where I let of steam and let out my menopausal thoughts and rantings.  During lockdown I stopped writing the posts and it would have been the same thing all the time and talking about lockdown.  My last post was last April, so a year ago I did not realise it was that long.

With things easing off, I am back to share my menopausal self of rantings and often things my family just look at me as if to say did you really just say or do that.

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Celebrating

filling up glasses with champagne
Photo by Kajetan Sumila on Unsplash

My poor family have had to put up with me stomping round the house, ranting and raving.  Why? you will all know the battle we have had to obtain any education for C.  I have had meetings, put in appeals, spoken to Solicitors and even our MP.  I go around the house muttering FFS under my breath. Apart from the swearing, anyone with a toddler having a tantrum can relate to how I often was.

Last week, we were told we had won and education is being put in place.

Mess

garbage near forest
Photo by Antoine GIRET on Unsplash

Last week it was my birthday, and we headed to Brighton to celebrate.  The weather was great which meant loads of others headed to the beach as well.  Walking along the beach I was disgusted to see the amount of litter that people had just thrown and left.  What happened to taking your rubbish home with you or finding a bin.

I remember when my kids were little, my daughter being disgusted when she saw people drop litter, and in her loudest voice would say so as well.

Where I live it is a busy main road leading to a Theme park, we even find discarded used nappies along the road.

It is so hot

red chili peppers
Photo by Elle Hughes on Unsplash

The hot flushes are still there, I can go from freezing to boiling in 0.5 seconds.  My poor husband gets so fed up of hearing me go on about how hot it is, is the heating on, are you sure it is not on.  Can I open a window, he freezes and then I am its cold can you put the heating on.

Then there is the mood swings, even I get dizzy trying to keep up with them.

The worst is the forgetfulness, I go to make a coffee and come back with something totally random or forget to make it and do something else.  I even have the art of having a conversation and forgetting what I am talking about half way through.

Do you suffer with the menopause, or a partner or Mum?

Diary Of A Menopausal Mum - I Am Back

 

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14 comments

  1. I was totally shocked when my mum mentioned she was going through it. My response ‘I thought you had been going through it for years!’ I narrowly missed a thick ear! 😉
    It doesn’t sound fun, though as I am always cold, I am looking forward to feeling slightly warmer but friends going through it say the hot flushes are horrendous 🙁 Hope you are having a better week, things to celebrate too – hope you had a lovely birthday last week! Shame about the morons dropping litter – I guess they didn’t have chance to learn manners during lockdown! 🙁 Sim x

    1. Hot flushes are nothing like feeling warmer, it is more like a fire going through your body you go from cool or cold to burning in 0.001 seconds. Some people just think manners are for others sadly

  2. My mum has been suffering a bit, but the hot flushes don’t seem as bad now as they have been. I remember how badly my nan suffered when I was younger x

    1. I remember my mum suffering badly with them as well, I do have a coil for a medical problem and wondered if that was keeping them more controlable

  3. You post on menopause is so informative and is preparing me for when I have mine. Looks like you also had a good week and birthday, the mess in Brighton is despicable and I do hope people clean up after themselves

    1. We all face the menopause at some stage, the hot flushes are a nightmare as well as a few other little things. One thing I have never understood is the laziness of others either not finding a bin or just taking their rubbish home

  4. My mum has just come through the other side of hers and couldn’t be more relieved! She was definitely forgetful during it.

    1. I am terrible for being forgetful, I can forget what I am saying through a conversation, or go to something and forget what I am doing. It causes a lot of amusement at times with my family

  5. Menopause is a tough phase that women have to go through. I hope you find a home remedy that works.I have heard evening primrose oil is beneficial.

    1. It is something we all go through, some sail through and others suffer, I am trying to be lighthearted with these posts and find the funny side

  6. Yes yes yes! I hit menopause 18 months ago (peri menopause for years before that). The brain fog is real! I didn’t have many hot flashes but yep, it’s like opening an oven! Wham!

  7. I find these posts so helpful, I’m not there yet but know I’ll be better prepared once it does arrive.

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