‘The Change’ sounds a bit like a sci-fi novel doesn’t it? Well, there is a bit of science in it actually, biology. In my previous post, I talked about my visit to the GP because I was experience menopausal symptoms. We agreed to me taking a blood test to look for any irregularities. She felt there would be none in which case I would make a few lifestyle alterations. I received a results a few days later and she was right. The report said no further action, meaning no further action in terms of GP follow-ups. There is was, I’m perimenopausal.
Symptoms of perimenopause vary woman to woman. Currently my symptoms are;
- Mild vertigo
- Irregular Periods ( I’ve not had one since Spring)
Recently I disclosed to a couple friends. I didn’t want them to think that I was rude or insensitive when I didn’t respond to correspondence. The result, I received messages of sympathy. As a stay at home mum, my time runs differently to my employed friends. If I don’t respond to a message or do something when I remember, it goes out of my mind. In conversations, I often get lost for words… not because I’m emotional. The phrase ‘easily confused’ is me. I hear you; I should set a reminder but I hate alarms. I only use a watch on special occasions; I mostly rely on my mobile. Frankly, I’d rather take a supplement and hope for the best… any recommendations? Anyways, I had a good chuckle, then, I informed them, I was not sick it’s a part of life and I’m perfectly fine. Seasons change and so do we. One of them sent me a photo of zimmer frame! Hehehe. I really laughed then. If you can’t tease your friends then who can you? I love them to bits and because I’m enjoying this phase of life, I’m at peace. Nonetheless, their response did highlight how menopausal women are viewed in society. What’s the answer? I guess ‘change’ has to come from us first.
Perhaps if we embrace the change and continue to live life to the fullest, we will not become the butt of jokes. So, I’ve coloured my hair red and I’m learning to ride a bike. I would like to join my children on their bike ride. By the grace of God I will have many more ‘first’ toe enjoy. Life is good. How do you feel about the menopause? I’d love to hear from you.