This is my last week before the holidays and it always seems to be super busy for some reason. Do you have that too? Or am I just too organized? I am having huge sleeping problems which I blame menopause for. But back to last week.
I was still very tired and slept badly. Seems to be part of the menopause. But I’m not talking about lying awake for an hour, no lying awake for hours and when I finally fall asleep I’ll wake up after two hours and I’ll be staring at the ceiling for another hour. Deadly tiring. That’s why I ordered sleeping pills from the GP. Unfortunately, she does not look further at what can be done about it ….. yes, the health care here in the Netherlands really leaves a lot to be desired.
Gerben came home Monday morning at nine o’clock in the morning, from work at night, and we decided to go to the national park in the afternoon. Get out into nature, get some fresh air through your head. We had thought that the heather would be in full bloom but that was disappointing. But it was nice to get out. Then we went to eat at an Asian restaurant. Love this kind of unexpected treats!
Ever heard of a menopause counselor?
Tuesday night we had a birthday of a nephew who turned 21. Was good to see him and his family again! A lot of blogging too, all work in advance. A lot of ironing that was left behind and of course has to be finished before the holidays. So nothing special, just trying to take it easy a bit.
I made an appointment with a menopause counselor last Friday. The sleeping problems really break me down. A menopause counselor explanes to you what happens in your body when you are in menopause and what can be done about it.
Not only do I have sleeping problems, but they are the worst. I’ve had hot flashes for 7 years, vaginal dryness and lately I’ve also been a bit stiff. And I’m pretty much done with it!
The weekend was a lot of fun. First worked out on Saturday of course and then picked up my new bike! Afterwards I sat in the garden for a while and in the evening we went out for dinner with friends. We sat outside all evening! That’s wonderful. And so pleasant to catch up. Saturday night I only fell asleep at half past five and I had to get up at eight! That’s just freaking bizar!
On Sunday morning an ex colleague of Gerben came for coffee with his wife, that was also very nice! We ate early and I went to bed at half past eight. Luckily slept well! Do you also have sleeping problems because of the menopause?