The Diary Of A Menopausal Mum

Diary Of A Menopausal Woman – Week 5

I know I missed last week, and I can not blame it on my menopausal brain and forgetting what I walked into a room for.  I do have a reason,  So here is my update since my last post.

21st February 2020

Why Have I Been Missing


I have been in full on Mum mode. Ladies you know what I am talking about, when our child is ill. My Daughter has been ill with abdominal pains since November, and we ended up in A&E.  What a nightmare that turned out to be with a 7 hour wait. Then to be sent home to take paracetamol and then a 5 hour wait as they were dealing with sick children.  The same children that were running around playing, being seen and sent home.  I did write a post about it the other day going into more detail, but she ended up on a drip and being admitted to hospital.

This explains why I have been quite than usual, as been sitting in a hospital and getting hardly any sleep.  We are home now and have a Consultants appointment next week, as we thought it was one thing and now could be various things.  Confused, so are we.

Lets Talk Menopause

Whether this is something in the future for you, something you are experiencing now. Or if you are a man supporting your partner.  It is something that happens to us all, we can not dismiss it happening. For me the funnier moments of forgetting what I am saying mid sentence, or what I walked into a room for, or the hot flushes.  There are some other sides that some women suffer.  Yes you have guessed it I am one of those women I have a condition called endometrial hyperplasia without atypia. It is not as scary as it sounds, in fact the worst part is having biopsies taken which is uncomfortable.  I have a follow-up appointment next week and it is something I will write about at some stage.

Some fun Time

meal out

Photo by Jay Wennington on Unsplash

Last weekend, we had a night planned with friends, and there was a time we thought we would have to cancel.  Luckily she was out of hospital in time.  This meant I could go and have some much-needed pampering at the hairdressers. Where I had my hair cut and coloured for the first time since June last year, yes I told you your memory goes with the menopause.  On Saturday, we had a night with friends  having a meal and a few drinks and it was just the tonic we both needed to unwind.  I am so grateful to my parents.

That is all from me this week – how are you coping with the Menopause?

Diary Of A Menopausal Woman - Week 5



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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


  • Tanita
    24th February 2020 at 10:44 am

    Gosh I so relate. There is no time for anything when the children are poorly is there. xx

    • admin
      24th February 2020 at 12:02 pm

      Sorry you have been through similar, it is a nightmare and not easy to work when they are ill

  • Joanna
    24th February 2020 at 1:12 pm

    I remember my mother telling me about the hot flushes and how horrible they are. I hopefully have another at least 20 years until this period, and I hope it will be manageable.

    • admin
      24th February 2020 at 2:13 pm

      The trouble is you know what they are and they exist but until you go through having them you realise what they are like. I used to think you just got a bit hot I was very wrong but you do learn to manage them

  • Sim @ Sim's Life
    24th February 2020 at 1:21 pm

    Glad you managed to get out with you friends and enjoy and evening’s break away. What a time it has been for you and your daughter recently! I hope you all get answers soon! Big hugs to you for this week! Sim x

    • admin
      24th February 2020 at 2:12 pm

      Thsnk you it is still a nightmare but only 2 days to go until we see her consultant and get some answers x

  • Lianne
    24th February 2020 at 2:21 pm

    Ohh I hope your daughter is okay – similar with my Mum this week – ended up in A&E for 8 hours, sent home, ended up going back in a day later, a 2-night stay and we’re just waiting on results now. Hope all is okay!

    • admin
      24th February 2020 at 3:24 pm

      Oh no that is awful, we are hoping she is getting her results on Wednesday and hopefully they will give her something for the constant pain she is in. I hope your Mum is ok x

  • Rebecca Smith
    24th February 2020 at 11:14 pm

    I am glad you managed to get out and spend some time with friends – you definitely needed it xx

    • admin
      25th February 2020 at 10:03 am

      It was just what we needed x

  • Kacie Morgan
    25th February 2020 at 10:16 am

    My mum went through the menopause recently and she had a few of these symptoms. I’ve got all this to come one day!

    • admin
      25th February 2020 at 11:13 am

      It does happen to us all and just one more thing we have to go through, I am hoping it wont last much longer

  • Liam Wilkinson
    25th February 2020 at 10:58 am

    We get like that when our kids are ill, though my wife does change way more than me and goes into ultra protective mode,

    • admin
      25th February 2020 at 11:12 am

      It is horrible when your kids are ill, I think dads tend to be the more level headed ones to keep us mums calmer

  • Jaimie
    25th February 2020 at 4:53 pm

    sorry to hear she has been poorly! hope you get some answers soon lovely. Glad you did got some time to pamper yourself too.

    • admin
      25th February 2020 at 5:44 pm

      It has been awful, and since coming home from hospital it has been daily worries, we finally have her appointment tomorrow when hopefully we will get all the answers and they can start to make her better x

  • Yeah Lifestyle
    25th February 2020 at 5:37 pm

    Hope your daughter gets better soon and totally get that you are now in mum mode! I do learn a lot from your post about being menopausal and did not know one of the symptoms can be forgetting what you are saying mid sentence,

    • admin
      25th February 2020 at 5:41 pm

      Thank you, she really isn’t well and we have managed to get here without another a&e visit, tomorrow will hopefully be a turning point. I am glad you are liking the series and yes forgetfulness is a thing

  • Bella at Dear Mummy Blog
    25th February 2020 at 8:37 pm

    Sorry to hear about the hospital visits, hope your daughter is ok x it’s always nice getting your hair done and letting it down with friends x

    • admin
      26th February 2020 at 9:41 am

      Thank you we are back today to see what is wrong feeling nervous x

  • Jenny
    25th February 2020 at 8:43 pm

    Glad you were able to end the week with a bit of pampering and a night out!

    • admin
      26th February 2020 at 9:40 am

      Thank you it was needed x

  • Hollie Burgess
    27th February 2020 at 2:31 pm

    Sounds like you really needed that time out with friends. Live can be so tough at times can’t it!


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