How do I begin…?

I’m new to blogging. I’m an accidental participant having somehow ended up with a new registration, post birthday wine.

Hey ho! Why not? Someone may be encouraged or reassured to hear my tales of hormonal woe.

I am 52 years old. Today. I am technically “peri- menopausal “. This means I am in the pre-menopausal state as I haven’t attained 12 months without a period…….. yet.

I am in week 11 of the latest cycle and wishing with every fibre for my period to start.

I’m grumpy. I’m irrational. I’m experiencing abdominal cramps but with nothing to follow on.

I’m not taking HRT because of fear of cancer combined with a genuine assertion that this is my body’s natural challenge ….so don’t interfere with it. My plan here is to give an honest account of how crap this can feel. Even if no one else reads it, I am sure that by writing it all down I will bring some order to the chaos within.

It’s late. It’s my birthday for another Forty Eight minutes. And I’m sick of being the victim of hormonal fluctuations. But I’ll drop in again soon with some wine free observations. Night night.