Being strong during menopause?

It took me a while to realise that I wasn’t going to make it alone.

Let’s see now….

❌Relationship: not going well; loneliness growing

❌Occupation: not going well; loss of memory increasing

❌Mum’s dementia: progressing rapidly

❌Self-care: non-existent

❌Diet: fast with little nourishment

❌Exercise: not going

❌Drinking: going really well

I was doing the exact opposite to everything I NOW know.

But I was miserable for so many reasons and put it down to my life at the time.  That’s the problem, right?  At about the time menopause arrives, so does everything else!  And I didn’t even have growing children to care for.  Compared to some women, my existence was a breeze, I know that.

But our journey is our journey and the first time that menopause has hit us.

I’d eventually found ways to cope, but it wasn’t going to take me all the way.  I needed professional support.  I needed HRT.  I got neither.  I just didn’t have the knowledge back then (15 years ago).

Life’s completely different now.  I didn’t ‘arf make it hard for myself though…

No need for suffering now.    Seek help.  I can guide you towards the right person/service/support.  We just need a chat, that’s all.  Personal, confidential, informal.  Please get in touch.

I’m not a qualified clinician, dietician, or psychologist, or anything! I write based only on my own experiences, personal views, and research into menopause. Please always seek the advice of a professional. Jacky Wood

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