Dial M for Menopause
The M word.
Is it taboo to talk about? Seems we're not mentioning it much, but on this page it's mandatory. I will be posting links here to anything I write about the subject, or any links I find which amuse me. I will tell my own story, touching on the symptoms myself, with one part seriousness and nine parts humour, but I won't link the more serious, medical jargonish sites - there's plenty of them out there, just google them.
I want real, honest stories that I can nod and laugh at, so if you blog one, let me know (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I'll link it here, or just leave a comment below about your experiences.
Let's all get hot together.
(and a mega thank you to a new friend, ms praxis, for the page title suggestion. brilliant!)
Check out these links, and make sure you read the comments on the blogs and on this page for more shared menopausal joy.
From the soundtrack of The Sound of Menopause - some song lyrics to laugh at
Looking For Blue Sky shares some of her personal pros and cons of dealing with menopause
The Girl Who Kicked The Menopause Nest - my own futile search on Australian women's websites for funny menopause stories by real people and the reason I started this page
Wendy loses her car and wants her pre-menopausal memory back
Minnie Pauz - a site where women from around the world share brief amusing anecdotes
madamemenopause - she of the 'plucking my tits' comment (see below) has started her own blog on her fun with the Big M
My Personal Guide To Menopause Madness - these things may ... okay, DO... apply to me
Madmother & Menopause - Tanya reveals the raging beast
Hot Flushes, Hot Flashes and The Gallons - Madmother is a different kind of 'hot'
Menopause News - a daily e-newspaper (this page gets a mention - yay)
Roseanne Barr on Menopause
Huffington Post- Menopause - a link to several stories