Monday, 2 September 2013

Too much information?

Today I'm sharing something super-personal...(hopefully you won't mind) I need to talk about menopause...(awkward).  First let me set the scene...I am 44 years old....with two sons (ages 18 and 21)and a husband that I've been married to for 25 years.  Tomorrow our youngest moves out to go to university...and this week, I bought a pregnancy test....(I know..right).  Anyway I will save the drama and tell you it was negative, which was quite a relief, I kind of knew it would be because Scott had a vasectomy 10 years ago but there is always that 1%...I did not want to be that 1%.

So considering my body decided not to have a period in August...and is not pregnant...the only other possibility I can consider is menopause.  I'm trying to wrap my head around this new development.  I have read every online forum on menopause.....yikes, that did not make me feel better at all.  So I'm appealing to all you wise ladies out there....when I was pregnant I read "What to Expect When You're Expecting" from cover to what to I read?

Not really wanting any more children...but not really wanting menopause either...

1 comment:

  1. I have to tell you the truth, menopause really isn't that bad...once you get past the night sweats[ they weren't too fun, but some don't have them]. I went through menopause a few years ago and finally completed it [is that the right term?] almost two years ago.

    I had a long talk with my doctor and I am taking hormone replacement, but I will be coming off of those next summer. There is a lot of negative opinions about HRT, but this was the right choice for me.

    I read THe Cleveland Clinic Guide to Menopause, a free download, which helped some, but really my doctor was my best source of information.
    Honestly, it's a naturally process and I am so glad I didn't pay too much attention to all the horror stories, it not as bad as you think and I for one am glad to not deal with my monthly visit any more. Hugs to's getting older grand? ;)