Welcome to The Darling MenopauseDeborah Crowe’s autobiographical, humorous look at the world, “The Darling Menopause”, begins in August 2014…

Set in sunny Dar es Salaam, I chronicle my menopausal journey of the past 4 years to date, from my perspective and that of my young daughter.

I have gone from thinking I was suffering from Alzheimer’s, to learning that “the change’ lasts 10 years, and that there are 49 symptoms, in addition, to, the only one I knew about then, hot flushes. Everyone comes on trips with me to various doctors and hit and miss treatments, until I finally see a menopause specialist. But even then it is not all plain sailing. It is enough to lead a woman to swearing and outing herself.

I have found out that there is patchy, inconsistent information available. Doctors are NOT trained in addressing the 50 or so symptoms that can come up and bite you on the bottom. Standard HRT is used, as if there are standard women. Even worse, lavender and hot milk are still recommended.

I hope to raise awareness with a wider audience of women and men. Someone asked me last week, “have you finished yet”? “No”, I replied merrily, “I have 6 more years to go”. The Darling Menopause is here to stay.

Recent posts on the blog..

Byron Katie – I Now Know What To Do To Reduce My Stress Levels - Isn’t this image just fantastic?  I would love to know what you – dear readers – think you already know about STRESS and what more you would like to know.  What I have just noticed about myself is that – this time a few months ... Read more
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Stress-Buster Workshop Number Two….This Week - Angels – come and learn how to eat to reduce stress.  Honest it works!  xxx   Related posts: Stress Buster 3 – Let’s Move… Byron Katie – I Now Know What To Do To Reduce My Stress Levels Twice in One Week This Week’s Knowledge
How to find the wonder woman within us all… - We care for our hair and nails and buy clothes and jewellery from time to time. So let’s also invest in beating some of these modern day living challenges into submission! How to get manage all that stress and extra weight in our lives… How ... Read more
Women and Goats - Your starter for 10.  We were out for dinner at a friend’s house.  I was chatting about the menopause as my book had just come out. My friend bought it immediately on line, which was SO exciting.  THEN, rather unexpectedly her husband announced. “I know about ... Read more
And The Dish Ran Away With The Spoon “And The Dish Ran Away With The Spoon…” - I cannot stop singing the whole nursery rhyme now it is completely on my brain.  Ever since I lost my breakfast this morning that is.  I try so hard to be organised.  It is really important when you have to get up SO early to ... Read more