Sarah was 52, fit, well and premenopausal. A scan revealed a fibroid on her womb, which she was advised should be removed. She was also told she would have to have her ovaries removed, even though she pleaded to keep them. In a rush of stress and fear, she agreed to be operated on immediately…Read More
Today is my birthday, 49 years and I find myself in a somewhat strange place. Mentally, emotionally, spiritually I feel not quite here. Later today I shall be taking my husband to the hospital to have an operation to cut away the ‘C’ (I can’t even say the word let alone type it here), that has invaded his body. I wished it was me and not he, I told him, at least that way I could have a sense of control if that is even possible. I could bolster my armour to life and just get on with it, carry on as normal as I always do. After all isn’t it just another one of the challenges of every day? The fact that I’m on the verge of the menopause experiencing anxiety, palpitations, mood swings on a daily basis. The fact that I’m now faced with unbelievably huge challenges from my almost 18 year old who insists on pushing boundaries and rebelling to high heaven. The fact that the future is so uncertain..... it’s all just part of life isn’t it? Today is my birthday, 49 years and I find myself in a strange place!
When life give you lemons... you do as Tricia did, get a kick ass attitude and go grab life with both handsRead More
I hit menopause at 100 miles an hour after surgery for cancer five years ago .
After surgery, I struggled with all sorts of symptoms of the menopause that I have addressed with a combination of HRT, regular exercise, little or no alcohol and following a low carb clean eating diet. Life seemed to have become be very dull 🤣
It’s not been an easy road and at times I thought I’d never feel ‘like me’ again . Then, last September at the grand old age of 50, I decided on a whim to go to Barcelona and train as a yoga trapeze instructor! I am living proof that there’s life still out there for living after menopause (and cancer), so go and grab it with both hands - or hang upside down!
Sitting in front of a young careers advisor made me feel like a teenager again as she asked me what career I would like to take. I suddenly felt very old and a bit of a failure as I wouldn’t have anything to offer any employerRead More
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Molly has always been shy & anxious. Cried every day going to school & didn't always cope well in social situations. People said she came across as stuck up or rude as she was so uncomfortableRead More
It’s incredibly difficult to come to terms with a loved one taking their own life. I was left with feelings of confusion and guilt. Adam did reach out for help, so why did his life have to end?Read More
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One of my daughters has been asking me about the menopause. I told her I would blog it for her. So that is exactly what I am going to do. I am going to write a blog about the menopause and it's effects.Read More
You feel numb, you feel mad, you feel upset, you feel flustered, you feel weak, you feel hot. The one thing you don’t feel is yourself…Read More
I walked in the shop without a list and come out with nothing I went in there for. I am 48 and think I have Alzheimer’s until…Read More
I’m 37 years old and four weeks today this girl will be on fire!
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My husband Shep and I went along to the appt and then the consultant said the words I was not expecting at all: “I’m sorry to have to tell you but you have breast cancer “Read More
When I hit 50 I asked myself three questions: What do I love? What am I good at? And what can I do with the skills I have?Read More
I have never really fitted in with this mummy world of amazing pushchairs and yoga classes. I just like to eat cake, drink coffee… and play with my little boy.Read More
The stigma that surrounds postnatal depression can indicate rejection of the child, but that’s not what I encountered. I was engulfed in high anxiety and paranoia…Read More