TOM recovery - the real impact of menopause
Friday, May 07, 2010
NOTE: This is an older blog entry that I am keeping up here. The reality is I was starting menopause and my TOM hit me extremely hard with long term bleeding, heavy bleeding, and pain which made keeping to an exercise program hard and keeping to eating right or caring about eating right almost impossible.
Erratic and painful periods as well as a trip to the emergency ER two years ago due to a cyst on my tubes really took a lot out of me.
One thing I find very depressing is that there is little info, support or help for us matured-like-wine ladies to get support for our very real health issues.
After going through this week, I've decided that the week my period occurs, I'll be taking off from exercise. If anything gets done it will be gentle stuff like walking the dog or hiking with the horses (which I did yesterday).
After two months of normal, I ended up having this one 9 days early and the cramps have been intense. Generally, I end up laying down for about half a day, but this time around I've been down for two days.
Today will most likely be another recovery day as I am still quite swollen though the cramps have passed and bleeding is over. This is just a heads up to my friends on why I haven't been around or participating much this week.