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The Diary Of A Menopausal Mum – 02/07/2021

We have made it through another week, and as we struggle through Friday (it is struggle through for me today), and look forward to the weekend.  I share the ups and downs of the Menopause.  For me just lately it is temper and emotions.  How ae you finding things?


You have all heard me moaning and talking about my broken front tooth, which happened way back during lockdown 1.  Today I am having that tooth removed, and will now have to start to wear dentures which for the past few weeks I have been having fittings for.

During my appointment last week, my dentist advised that she may not be able to get the root out as well and may have to refer me to surgery (eek).  I did advise that since pregnancy with C (and probably all the problems I had), my very strong and healthy teeth have gone from very strong roots to my teeth giving up on me.  She said that I may end up losing my teeth as they start to crumble.  Although I was told this 18 years ago, I came home and cried my eyes out.


I have been going through quite an emotional time, and at times there is just no reasoning with me.  My poor husband has ended up just listening to me go on and on, and then once I have calmed down a bit.  He comes in with all the practical views.

Some of you would have seen my post the other day about trying to see your GP.  This is my current topic that is fuelling my emotions.  I can not let this drop and speaking to others we are not alone in being let down.  I am so lucky that my parents have helped and we went privately.  If we had not then we would still be fighting to get C seen.  This has to stop, when will being refused an appointment even by the GP lead to something more serious.  We need access to our surgeries, I actually think it was easier seeing our GP during the first lockdown.

What I have been loving this week

Hand sanitiser has become our new normal now, when we enter a shop or restaurant.  Reaching to our bag or pockets just to clean our hands.  I have been using Ocean Free hand sanitiser at home and on the go.  Giving me that sense of security.

mermaid gin

I feel that I have earned a wind down or two, and have been enjoying a glass of Mermaid Gin, on an evening.  Just gives me time to relax.  I am looking forward to getting together with friends and trying a few cocktails.

How has your week been?

The Diary Of A Menopausal Mum - 02/07/2021

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


  • Kira
    3rd July 2021 at 9:53 am

    Can’t beat a glass of gin in the evenings to recuperate! Love the mermaid gin , it’s my absolute fav!

    • admin
      5th July 2021 at 4:40 am

      I definitely needed a glass of gin after the past week. It is my favourite as well 🙂

    3rd July 2021 at 12:27 pm

    Your going through so much and having to fight for so many things that it’s hardly surprising you are going through an emotional time right now. It’s important to try and take a bit of me time here and there to help give you a break.

    • admin
      5th July 2021 at 4:39 am

      Although I do get battered I am used to the fights now, I am lucky my husband keeps an eye on me and stops me working at the weekends so I can relax and be ready for the next battle x

  • Rhian Westbury
    3rd July 2021 at 3:31 pm

    My weeks been alright thanks, getting used to being back in the office some more which is nice. I can’t get over how the GP’s have been with C, it’s so good that your parents have been able to help x

    • admin
      5th July 2021 at 4:38 am

      Glad you are easing back into the office, I was ranting in a Facebook group I have been in since Caitlin was a baby. Others have experienced the same as well which really shocked me. Things need to change and start opening up again x

  • Fiona jk42
    3rd July 2021 at 9:06 pm

    Poor you! I hope your tooth extraction is not too traumatic. during my 20s I had surgery to remove an impacted wisdom tooth and it basically knocked me out for a couple of days. Maybe ask the dental surgeon to give you some prescription strength pain medication.

    • admin
      5th July 2021 at 4:33 am

      I did not get to the dentit in the end, going this Friday now, I have had a tooth extracted before, I remember getting in really bad pain and contacting my dentist. They put this stuff in to stop infection and it stopped the pain almost instantly

  • Margaret Gallagher
    5th July 2021 at 12:49 am

    Dentist too : all ok first time in 18months

    • admin
      5th July 2021 at 4:30 am

      I didn’t get to the dentist in the end, had to ring and cancel now have the joy of going this coming Friday

    5th July 2021 at 9:28 am

    I love Gin x Tried so many ive lost count x

    • admin
      5th July 2021 at 10:06 am

      This has to be one of my favourites, am definitely going to be sharing some gin cocktail recipes at some stage

  • Natasha Mairs
    5th July 2021 at 11:46 am

    I have had a bit of down week last week. But my mood has improved over the weekend and now celebrating my 10th blogiversary!

    • admin
      5th July 2021 at 12:01 pm

      There must have been something in the water as a lot of people have felt the same last week. Glad you felt better over the weekend and happy 10th blogging anniversary.
      I have just realised it is my 6th blogiversary.

  • Carly Belsey
    6th July 2021 at 4:33 am

    Oh I feel for you as I hate anything to do with teeth! My cracked two weeks ago and a large part of my tooth fell out so I had to have a temporary filling last week but when that goes it is going to cost me a lot of money, the joys of getting older! Sorry to hear you are still having problems with the GP.

    • admin
      6th July 2021 at 7:18 am

      I am so sorry to hear of your teeth problems as well I do fully sympathise, and it is not cheap. I am more angry now regarding our GP because I have had so many people say they have experienced the same.


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