This month I would like to open up a conversation about the menopause and its many symptoms. It is an easy subject for me to talk about because I am dealing with it, talking to others helps so much. The photo I have used for this blog was just about to be deleted before I realised that it portrayed someone who is relaxed and feeling positive. This has to be the key for coping as our bodies change and throw new challenges at us. Medical help can be wonderful but how much more could we overcome with a positive attitude?
Sadly many people do not reap the many benefits of sharing their experiences as the of subject of menopause can be seen as embarrassing, negative or even taboo!
There are so many different symptoms to this mysterious period of our lives that it can be difficult to know what is connected and what is not. That is where the talking comes in. I am not going to write a list of the symptoms as it would be too long and might worry the younger people reading this! However, you will not be surprised to know that ‘brain fog’ is one that affects me, especially if ‘sleep deprivation’ has occurred!
For most of us this time of our lives should be a positive one. We have more time for ourselves. We have already achieved so much and it is time to reward ourselves. How sad it would be to let something as natural as the menopause ruin that?
So let’s get talking! I would like to organise a workshop that will include a talk by a medical professional to give us the low-down followed by time to swap experiences and get comfortable with the subject. There will also be some information to take away with you. If you are interested in attending something like this please let me know. As soon as I have enough interest I will get this underway.
A different type of blog this time but I hope it turns out to be the one that helps some of you the most.