We are all feeling much more relaxed now, knowing that Prue’s surgery went well and that she is back here with us. I have never felt the anxiety I experienced on Friday( the day of her surgery) before and the waiting was almost unbearable. Parents will know exactly what I mean.Although sore and uncomfortable, Prue is doing very well and looking forward to renewed vigour and good health.
With everything that has been going on over the past 12 months or so, I have been ignoring changes that have been going on within my body and it is only this week that I have realised (or acknowledged) that menopause has started. Menopause is something that is rarely discussed for whatever reasons. Perhaps is it because is signals the end of fertility and a period of grieving sets in? Many women will feel unattractive and dread the onset of menopause because it heralds a new stage in their lives, the unfamiliar , often accompanied by unpleasant and often acute physiological changes. Personally, I am pleased. Not because my body is no longer youthful and fertile but because I am commencing a life changing period undertaken by all women since time began. A rite of passage. Finally, my body has decided to conform and do something as it should! Many years ago, my gynecologist told me that I had begun menopause and prescribed hormone replacement therapy for a while, only to discover a few years later that my body reverted back to its normal cycle, so the medication was ceased.I have no idea( either did my DR what that was about but all the symptoms ceased and everything returned to normal). Recently, I have been attributing hot flushes to the weather, stress, overheating, etc. but I now realise that was not the case at all. Hot flushes are waking me at night , in fact they strike anytime, which is a strange thing for me as I am a naturally cold person. I am forever dressing in multiple layers, so if a flush happens I can remove a layer of clothing as required. LOL
I have decided against hormone replacement therapy, increase my vitamin and mineral intake and investigate some natural therapies if the symptoms become a nuisance but other than that I am celebrating this new phase 🙂