Struggling with perimenopause, hrt helps a bit but my GOD the downer when I have my two weeks on progesterone, mother likely has dementia, won't admit it because why would you it is terrifying, but nevertheless I'm driving 2 hours each way every other weekend trying to keep on top of things and dancing around the subject without overly irritating my now physically feeble but still mentally aggressive father, one kid doing A Levels, missed half his GCSE content, who knows what will happen there, doesn't want to go to any of the universities that have offered him, tbf he's predicted four A stars so could possibly get somewhere better with a year out, but if he fucks up then what, other kid doing GCSEs, probably won't get great grades, glad he's going to school at all tbh, been wobbly these past few years. Brother has long covid he says, constantly sending me links to medical studies about it and telling me all about the tests he has which don't show anything is going on but that's what happens apparently . Obv like everyone else in the country I am skint and knackered and praying I don't injure myself or get ill because we have no health system any more. I honestly feel like I'm running on empty on a daily basis and cannot sustain this long term. This is a SHIT stage of life. Anyone else?
Blanketpolicy · 24/05/2023 21:53
Early 50s, and concurrently menopausal, working FT in a full on job, supporting elderly parents with serious health issues and a teen through exam years were the hardest and most exhausting of my life.
Exams are over now and ds is at uni, parents are now gone. Now mid 50s and I am still on a downer with brain fog and trying to find the motivation and confidence to find a new sense of purpose outside of work. I am grateful my boss is the same age as me and going through the same thing so "gets it" and we can support each other.
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