lifestyle · menopause · Middle aged · Selfish · Uncategorized

I am keeping my hot flushes!

I have just been reading an article about this woman who after years of taking HRT after the start of her menopause seven years ago…now get this!

SHE FELL PREGNANT!

Experts believe that her ovulation may have restarted by the HRT drugs she was taking to remedy hot flushes she was having.

There have been several previous cases of women, who had already gone through an early menopause, falling pregnant while on HRT.

In 1997, British housewife Dawn Brooke became the world’s oldest natural mother at 59.

Now, I notice all these medical doctors who talk about HRT and the benefits, and that we shouldn’t be frightened for our health if we take it…Well, I think having a baby DOES AFFECT YOUR HEALTH!!

I have one son, who I love very much, but he is fully grown. I had him quite early in life, and now I am so selfish, the thought of having another baby fills me with horror!! Babies are cute, and I love to have a cuddle with them, as long as I can hand them straight back!

Does this make me a bad person?

Well, no, I don’t think so…it just means I want to be able to sleep when I need to, I want to be able to go out to places when I want to, and obviously, I want to have a glass of wine when I want to!!

I know it is not politically correct to say children are not really ‘my thing’…but they aren’t. Don’t get me wrong, I love my nieces and nephews, but I don’t want to go back to dealing with nappies, the temper tantrums when they are in their ‘terrible two’s’, schools (the dreaded parent/teacher meetings in particular, where the teacher somehow makes you feel like you are not doing a good enough job – even when you are!!), teenage mood swings (I have my own menopausal ones to deal with, who has time for the teenage ones?!!) – the list goes on!

Yes, I know there are many great and fabulous times when you have children, and that these are moments in your life which you cherish forever, but, come on, the thought of ‘starting again’ with a new child is the stuff of nightmares!!

So, what does this mean for me?

I will keep my hot flushes thank you…I will not be touching HRT!

Mags xx

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