Menopause Support – Susanne’s Blog

?Menopause Support – Susanne’s Bloghttp://www.menopausesupport.org.uk/blog/ http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specificationBlogEngine.NET 1.5.0.7en-GBhttp://www.menopausesupport.org.uk/blog/opml.axdhttp://www.dotnetblogengine.net/syndication.axdMy nameMenopause Support – Susanne’s Blog0.0000000.000000Male menopause – true or false?<p class=”MsoNormalCxSpFirst” style=”margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;”><span style=”font-size: small;”>I often get asked &lsquo;Is there such a thing as the male menopause?&rsquo; particularly by men in their fifties!<span style=”mso-spacerun: yes;”>&nbsp; </span>I think it&rsquo;s a really interesting question and one which I haven&rsquo;t found a definitive answer for yet &ndash; but this is what I&rsquo;ve gathered so far …..</span></p> <p class=”MsoNormalCxSpMiddle” style=”margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;”><span style=”font-size: small;”>&nbsp;</span></p> <p class=”MsoNormalCxSpMiddle” style=”margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;”><span style=”font-size: small;”>We know that in most men the male hormone, testosterone drops around 1% per year after the age of 30. By about 70, the decrease in a man’s testosterone level can be as much as 50%.<span style=”mso-spacerun: yes;”>&nbsp; </span>But the drop is gradual over the years and not the same dramatic drop that women experience with the female hormones &ndash; oestrogen and progesterone at menopause. </span></p> <p class=”MsoNormalCxSpMiddle” style=”margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;”><span style=”font-size: small;”>&nbsp;</span></p> <p class=”MsoNormalCxSpMiddle” style=”margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;”><span style=”font-size: small;”>The symptoms though can be debilitating namely poor sleep patterns, a reduced sexual function and drive, reduced muscle tone and increasing body fat, decreased energy and confidence.<span style=”mso-spacerun: yes;”>&nbsp; </span>All sounds pretty familiar to me &ndash; just like the menopause &ndash; so not really surprising that it&rsquo;s a real challenge to keep a close, loving relationship going through this period of our lives.<span style=”mso-spacerun: yes;”>&nbsp; </span></span></p> <p class=”MsoNormalCxSpMiddle” style=”margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;”><span style=”font-size: small;”>&nbsp;</span></p> <p class=”MsoNormalCxSpMiddle” style=”margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;”><span style=”font-size: small;”>The Men&rsquo;s page under the Support section on the website </span><a href=”http://www.menopausesupport.org.uk/”><span style=”font-size: small;”>www.menopausesupport.org.uk</span></a><span style=”font-size: small;”> is a good insight and I hope it helps.</span></p> <p class=”MsoNormalCxSpMiddle” style=”margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;”><span style=”font-size: small;”>&nbsp;</span></p>http://www.menopausesupport.org.uk/blog/post/2010/08/06/Male-menopause-true-or-false.aspx Susannehttp://www.menopausesupport.org.uk/blog/post/2010/08/06/Male-menopause-true-or-false.aspx#commenthttp://www.menopausesupport.org.uk/blog/post.aspx?id=06a0b2c2-ec8a-4a0b-9dc0-aa5cfbfbae56Fri, 06 Aug 2010 12:14:00 -0400Susannehttp://www.menopausesupport.org.uk/blog/pingback.axdhttp://www.menopausesupport.org.uk/blog/post.aspx?id=06a0b2c2-ec8a-4a0b-9dc0-aa5cfbfbae560http://www.menopausesupport.org.uk/blog/trackback.axd?id=06a0b2c2-ec8a-4a0b-9dc0-aa5cfbfbae56http://www.menopausesupport.org.uk/blog/post/2010/08/06/Male-menopause-true-or-false.aspx#commenthttp://www.menopausesupport.org.uk/blog/syndication.axd?post=06a0b2c2-ec8a-4a0b-9dc0-aa5cfbfbae56Believe the future is a positive place<p class=”MsoNormalCxSpFirst” style=”margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;”><span style=”font-size: small;”>Did anyone else see The &lsquo;Body &amp; Soul&rsquo; section in the Times newspaper this weekend?<span style=”mso-spacerun: yes;”>&nbsp; </span>If not, you missed a gem but here&rsquo;s the gist – the front cover had a wonderful, glamorous picture of Diane von Furstenberg, 63, the fashion designer with the words &lsquo;Super Sixities. Old Age? It hasn&rsquo;t even started yet&rsquo;</span></p> <p class=”MsoNormalCxSpMiddle” style=”margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;”><span style=”font-size: small;”>&nbsp;</span></p> <p class=”MsoNormalCxSpMiddle” style=”margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;”><span style=”font-size: small;”>Inside there were several inspirational articles about women (and men) who are fully embracing life in their 60s with a positive yet realistic attitude to the ageing process. </span></p> <p class=”MsoNormalCxSpMiddle” style=”margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;”><span style=”font-size: small;”>&nbsp;</span></p> <p class=”MsoNormalCxSpMiddle” style=”margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;”><span style=”font-size: small;”>Diane von Furstenberg says, &lsquo;I&rsquo;m having the most fun I&rsquo;ve ever had in my life with my work.<span style=”mso-spacerun: yes;”>&nbsp; </span>Maybe because I&rsquo;m more confident.<span style=”mso-spacerun: yes;”>&nbsp; </span>Maybe because I have more clarity. I have more energy than I&rsquo;ve ever had.<span style=”mso-spacerun: yes;”>&nbsp; </span>And when you&rsquo;re older, work keeps you young, it keeps you relevant.&rsquo; </span></p> <p class=”MsoNormalCxSpMiddle” style=”margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;”><span style=”font-size: small;”>&nbsp;</span></p> <p class=”MsoNormalCxSpMiddle” style=”margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;”><span style=”font-size: small;”>I also really identified with Lesley Garner, the 60 year old journalist, <span style=”mso-spacerun: yes;”>&nbsp;</span>&lsquo;Ageing isn&rsquo;t what it used to be, but it is real and we have to learn to work with it….<span style=”mso-spacerun: yes;”>&nbsp; </span>We shouldn&rsquo;t feel guilty about concentrating on what gives us pleasure &ndash; ……..<span style=”mso-spacerun: yes;”>&nbsp; </span>Above all, we shouldn&rsquo;t panic.<span style=”mso-spacerun: yes;”>&nbsp; </span>We&rsquo;ve only just begun the next phase.<span style=”mso-spacerun: yes;”>&nbsp; </span>We could have another 40 years ahead of us.&rsquo;</span></p> <p class=”MsoNormalCxSpMiddle” style=”margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;”><span style=”font-size: small;”>&nbsp;</span></p> <p class=”MsoNormalCxSpMiddle” style=”margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;”><span style=”font-size: small;”>And this is exactly what we&rsquo;re doing here at Menopause Support – we&rsquo;ve now completed our series of spring/summer workshops, helping women make this attitude change.<span style=”mso-spacerun: yes;”>&nbsp; </span>Heart-felt testimonials show we&rsquo;re making a difference to our clients.<span style=”mso-spacerun: yes;”>&nbsp; </span>One that caught my eye from Bristol recently,<span style=”mso-spacerun: yes;”>&nbsp; </span>&lsquo;My doctor recommended the workshop …….I have found it transforming at a time when I very much needed that boost in confidence to believe the future is a positive place.&rsquo; </span></p> <p class=”MsoNormalCxSpMiddle” style=”margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;”><span style=”font-size: small;”>&nbsp;</span></p> <p class=”MsoNormalCxSpMiddle” style=”margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;”><span style=”font-size: small;”>Our autumn workshop dates can be found under the &lsquo;Courses &amp; Events&rsquo; section.</span></p>http://www.menopausesupport.org.uk/blog/post/2010/07/13/Believe-the-future-is-a-postive-place.aspx Susannehttp://www.menopausesupport.org.uk/blog/post/2010/07/13/Believe-the-future-is-a-postive-place.aspx#commenthttp://www.menopausesupport.org.uk/blog/post.aspx?id=2c255b2b-dc76-4834-ae6e-ebbce1d13ce0Tue, 13 Jul 2010 05:40:00 -0400Susannehttp://www.menopausesupport.org.uk/blog/pingback.axdhttp://www.menopausesupport.org.uk/blog/post.aspx?id=2c255b2b-dc76-4834-ae6e-ebbce1d13ce00http://www.menopausesupport.org.uk/blog/trackback.axd?id=2c255b2b-dc76-4834-ae6e-ebbce1d13ce0http://www.menopausesupport.org.uk/blog/post/2010/07/13/Believe-the-future-is-a-postive-place.aspx#commenthttp://www.menopausesupport.org.uk/blog/syndication.axd?post=2c255b2b-dc76-4834-ae6e-ebbce1d13ce0A happy Menopause Support customer!<p class=”MsoNormalCxSpFirst” style=”margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;”><span style=”font-size: small;”>I bumped into one of the women who came on the first ever Menopause Support workshop the other day &ndash; and I was really pleased to see how much better she was looking, enjoying life and full of energy.<span style=”mso-spacerun: yes;”>&nbsp; </span>When I asked her whether she had made any changes since she came to Menopause Support &ndash; she replied enthusiastically &lsquo;yes and she was feeling so much more confident about life now&rsquo; but also (rather more thoughtfully)- &lsquo;she couldn&rsquo;t exactly put her finger on which of the changes she&rsquo;d made since the workshop, had made the most difference.&rsquo;</span></p> <p class=”MsoNormalCxSpMiddle” style=”margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;”><span style=”font-size: small;”>&nbsp;</span></p> <p class=”MsoNormalCxSpMiddle” style=”margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;”><span style=”font-size: small;”>Like her, I have made lots of little changes to the way I live my &lsquo;day to day&rsquo; life.<span style=”mso-spacerun: yes;”>&nbsp; </span>For example, I certainly go to bed a lot earlier these days (particularly if I&rsquo;ve had a run of bad nights) and I&rsquo;m more careful with what I eat and drink (much less caffeine and more nuts and seeds rather than the chocolate bars).<span style=”mso-spacerun: yes;”>&nbsp; </span>But which of the many changes I&rsquo;ve made has helped the most is difficult to say &ndash; I believe it&rsquo;s a combination of all of them.</span></p> <p class=”MsoNormalCxSpMiddle” style=”margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;”><span style=”font-size: small;”>&nbsp;</span></p> <p class=”MsoNormalCxSpMiddle” style=”margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;”><span style=”font-size: small;”>This is a difficult concept, when we are so used to believing there should be a &lsquo;single magic bullet&rsquo; to make us feel better &ndash; as when you go to your GP and get a &lsquo;pill&rsquo; that fixes the problem.<span style=”mso-spacerun: yes;”>&nbsp; </span>But I think, particularly at this time of change in women&rsquo;s lives, it&rsquo;s a really good time to reflect and take stock of all the areas of your life, so that you can enter the &lsquo;second-half&rsquo; of your adulthood in the right way for you.</span></p> <p class=”MsoNormalCxSpMiddle” style=”margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;”><span style=”font-size: small;”>&nbsp;</span></p> <p class=”MsoNormalCxSpMiddle” style=”margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;”><span style=”font-size: small;”>And this is why the menopause support approach gives women the time to consider such a wide range &ndash; from how you think, feel, eat, drink, exercise, and which self-help lifestyle changes, natural and orthodox treatments might be right for you. </span></p> <p class=”MsoNormalCxSpMiddle” style=”margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;”><span style=”font-size: small;”>&nbsp;</span></p> <p class=”MsoNormalCxSpMiddle” style=”margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;”><span style=”font-size: small;”>&nbsp;</span></p> <p class=”MsoNormalCxSpMiddle” style=”margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;”><span style=”font-size: small;”>&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style=”font-family: &quot;Verdana&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-bidi-font-family: ‘Times New Roman’; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;”><span style=”mso-spacerun: yes;”>&nbsp;</span></span></p>http://www.menopausesupport.org.uk/blog/post/2010/04/20/A-happy-Menopause-Support-customer!.aspx Susannehttp://www.menopausesupport.org.uk/blog/post/2010/04/20/A-happy-Menopause-Support-customer!.aspx#commenthttp://www.menopausesupport.org.uk/blog/post.aspx?id=7c3153cb-7fdc-4205-9f57-478ea8835e5cTue, 20 Apr 2010 05:45:00 -0400Susannehttp://www.menopausesupport.org.uk/blog/pingback.axdhttp://www.menopausesupport.org.uk/blog/post.aspx?id=7c3153cb-7fdc-4205-9f57-478ea8835e5c0http://www.menopausesupport.org.uk/blog/trackback.axd?id=7c3153cb-7fdc-4205-9f57-478ea8835e5chttp://www.menopausesupport.org.uk/blog/post/2010/04/20/A-happy-Menopause-Support-customer!.aspx#commenthttp://www.menopausesupport.org.uk/blog/syndication.axd?post=7c3153cb-7fdc-4205-9f57-478ea8835e5cTackling the dreaded hot flushes and night sweats<p class=”MsoNormalCxSpFirst” style=”margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;”><span style=”font-size: small;”>I had a wonderful walk this morning with the women in my Tuesday morning &lsquo;power-walking&rsquo; group.<span style=”mso-spacerun: yes;”>&nbsp; </span>It was a bright morning before the rain came (again) &ndash; but the river had burst its banks with the high tide and the swans were swimming on what is normally the village playing field!</span></p> <p class=”MsoNormalCxSpMiddle” style=”margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;”><span style=”font-size: small;”>&nbsp;</span></p> <p class=”MsoNormalCxSpMiddle” style=”margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;”><span style=”font-size: small;”>Even though it was difficult to get out of bed this morning &ndash; bad night with the &lsquo;sweats&rsquo; &ndash; by the time I got home I felt revived, full of energy and much more in control of my temperature gauge.<span style=”mso-spacerun: yes;”>&nbsp; </span>Does anyone else find exercising outside really does help with the hot flushes?<span style=”mso-spacerun: yes;”>&nbsp; </span>I certainly notice mine get worse when I don&rsquo;t get outside every day for at least half an hour.</span></p> <p class=”MsoNormalCxSpMiddle” style=”margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;”><span style=”font-size: small;”>&nbsp;</span></p> <p class=”MsoNormalCxSpMiddle” style=”margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;”><span style=”font-size: small;”>Well, we&rsquo;ve got the holiday break to look forward to over the next few days so this shouldn&rsquo;t be a problem &ndash; I&rsquo;m hoping to get into the garden and remove all those rather sad looking plants that have not survived the cold this winter and perhaps get the potatoes in. <span style=”mso-spacerun: yes;”>&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p class=”MsoNormalCxSpMiddle” style=”margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;”><span style=”font-size: small;”>&nbsp;</span></p> <p class=”MsoNormalCxSpMiddle” style=”margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;”><span style=”font-size: small;”>&nbsp;</span></p>http://www.menopausesupport.org.uk/blog/post/2010/03/30/Tackling-the-dreaded-hot-flushes-and-night-sweats.aspx Susannehttp://www.menopausesupport.org.uk/blog/post/2010/03/30/Tackling-the-dreaded-hot-flushes-and-night-sweats.aspx#commenthttp://www.menopausesupport.org.uk/blog/post.aspx?id=fcf22251-a198-4d6f-b533-45fb3a4f3bf7Tue, 30 Mar 2010 12:50:00 -0400Susannehttp://www.menopausesupport.org.uk/blog/pingback.axdhttp://www.menopausesupport.org.uk/blog/post.aspx?id=fcf22251-a198-4d6f-b533-45fb3a4f3bf70http://www.menopausesupport.org.uk/blog/trackback.axd?id=fcf22251-a198-4d6f-b533-45fb3a4f3bf7http://www.menopausesupport.org.uk/blog/post/2010/03/30/Tackling-the-dreaded-hot-flushes-and-night-sweats.aspx#commenthttp://www.menopausesupport.org.uk/blog/syndication.axd?post=fcf22251-a198-4d6f-b533-45fb3a4f3bf7Our band of leaders!<p class=”MsoNormalCxSpFirst” style=”margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;”><span style=”font-size: small;”>We have just had a superb weekend with the final training of five fantastic group leaders for the Menopause Support Programme.<span style=”mso-spacerun: yes;”>&nbsp; </span>These women have been through a rigorous selection process followed by intensive home study and two training weekends.<span style=”mso-spacerun: yes;”>&nbsp; </span>They all have experience of their own menopause journey and are committed to helping other women through theirs in the best way they can.<span style=”mso-spacerun: yes;”>&nbsp; </span></span></p> <p class=”MsoNormalCxSpMiddle” style=”margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;”><span style=”font-size: small;”>&nbsp;</span></p> <p class=”MsoNormalCxSpMiddle” style=”margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;”><span style=”font-size: small;”>Here we are pictured below in the beautiful gardens at Emmaus House in Clifton, Bristol:</span></p> <p class=”MsoNormalCxSpMiddle” style=”margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;”>&nbsp;</p> <p class=”MsoNormalCxSpMiddle” style=”margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;”><span style=”font-size: small;”>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style=”text-align: center;”><img src=”http://www.menopausesupport.org.uk/blog/image.axd?picture=2010%2f3%2fBlog+group+10-03-25.jpg” alt=”” /></p> <p class=”MsoNormalCxSpMiddle” style=”margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;”><span style=”font-size: small;”>&nbsp;</span></p> <p class=”MsoNormalCxSpMiddle” style=”margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;”>&nbsp;</p> <p class=”MsoNormalCxSpMiddle” style=”margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;”><span style=”font-size: small;”>From left to right &ndash; Michele Lazarus from Stroud, Avril Eaves (in front) from Plymouth, Mary Gander from Cornwall, me in the middle in purple!, Alison White from Bristol, Mary Maybin (a trainer) and Sharon Morgan from Exeter.</span></p> <p class=”MsoNormalCxSpMiddle” style=”margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;”><span style=”font-size: small;”>&nbsp;</span></p> <p class=”MsoNormalCxSpMiddle” style=”margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;”><span style=”font-size: small;”>There are now lots of courses for you to book on, throughout the South West &ndash; so do tell your friends and come along &ndash; our feedback has shown that women have a lot of fun on our courses and find them very helpful.</span></p> <p class=”MsoNormalCxSpMiddle” style=”margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;”><span style=”font-size: small;”>&nbsp;</span></p> <p class=”MsoNormalCxSpMiddle” style=”text-align: left; margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;”><span style=”font-size: small;”>I also had a great break through with an article in the national press &ndash; Daily Express &ndash; yesterday &ndash; which resulted in loads of visits to the website.<span style=”mso-spacerun: yes;”>&nbsp; </span>We will have it up in our &lsquo;Press&rsquo; section soon!</span></p>http://www.menopausesupport.org.uk/blog/post/2010/03/25/Our-band-of-trainers!.aspx Susannehttp://www.menopausesupport.org.uk/blog/post/2010/03/25/Our-band-of-trainers!.aspx#commenthttp://www.menopausesupport.org.uk/blog/post.aspx?id=1c7a4cf7-83cc-4aaa-aa24-759c4746f7e6Thu, 25 Mar 2010 06:29:00 -0400Susannehttp://www.menopausesupport.org.uk/blog/pingback.axdhttp://www.menopausesupport.org.uk/blog/post.aspx?id=1c7a4cf7-83cc-4aaa-aa24-759c4746f7e60http://www.menopausesupport.org.uk/blog/trackback.axd?id=1c7a4cf7-83cc-4aaa-aa24-759c4746f7e6http://www.menopausesupport.org.uk/blog/post/2010/03/25/Our-band-of-trainers!.aspx#commenthttp://www.menopausesupport.org.uk/blog/syndication.axd?post=1c7a4cf7-83cc-4aaa-aa24-759c4746f7e6BBC Radio Interview<p class=”MsoNormalCxSpFirst” style=”margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;”><span style=”font-size: small;”>Well what a couple of weeks we&rsquo;ve just had &ndash; the website seems to be reaching loads of people now &ndash; so thank you all for passing it on &ndash; it&rsquo;s great you can now see how the forum is going to work in the future, really bringing women together to support each other &ndash; it&rsquo;s fantastic!</span></p> <p class=”MsoNormalCxSpMiddle” style=”margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;”><span style=”font-size: small;”>&nbsp;</span></p> <p class=”MsoNormalCxSpMiddle” style=”margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;”><span style=”font-size: small;”>Last Saturday I was asked to go on BBC Radio Bristol to appear in the &lsquo;Doctor in the House&rsquo; slot to answer people&rsquo;s questions on the menopause in a &lsquo;phone in&rsquo;.<span style=”mso-spacerun: yes;”>&nbsp; </span>It was really interesting (and a bit scary as I&rsquo;m <span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>not</span> a doctor) – it started slowly but by the end of the programme there wasn&rsquo;t enough time to answer all the questions on air!<span style=”mso-spacerun: yes;”>&nbsp; </span>I am so pleased that the &lsquo;menopause&rsquo; word is being talked about more and more.<span style=”mso-spacerun: yes;”>&nbsp; </span></span></p> <p class=”MsoNormalCxSpMiddle” style=”margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;”><span style=”font-size: small;”>&nbsp;</span></p> <p class=”MsoNormalCxSpMiddle” style=”margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;”><span style=”font-size: small;”>If you want to hear the interview it&rsquo;s up on i-player for a few more days at </span><a href=”http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/p006s8mq”><span style=”font-size: small;”>http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/p006s8mq</span></a></p> <p class=”MsoNormalCxSpMiddle” style=”margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;”><span style=”font-size: small;”>I&rsquo;m on from the middle of the programme – about 1 hour 11 minutes from the beginning.</span></p> <p class=”MsoNormalCxSpMiddle” style=”margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;”><span style=”font-size: small;”>&nbsp;</span></p>http://www.menopausesupport.org.uk/blog/post/2010/03/18/BBC-Radio-Interview.aspx Susannehttp://www.menopausesupport.org.uk/blog/post/2010/03/18/BBC-Radio-Interview.aspx#commenthttp://www.menopausesupport.org.uk/blog/post.aspx?id=b61f2961-db85-4ff8-83cc-8dc4b64d38cdThu, 18 Mar 2010 05:00:00 -0400Susannehttp://www.menopausesupport.org.uk/blog/pingback.axdhttp://www.menopausesupport.org.uk/blog/post.aspx?id=b61f2961-db85-4ff8-83cc-8dc4b64d38cd0http://www.menopausesupport.org.uk/blog/trackback.axd?id=b61f2961-db85-4ff8-83cc-8dc4b64d38cdhttp://www.menopausesupport.org.uk/blog/post/2010/03/18/BBC-Radio-Interview.aspx#commenthttp://www.menopausesupport.org.uk/blog/syndication.axd?post=b61f2961-db85-4ff8-83cc-8dc4b64d38cdMy first menopause support blog!<p>I&rsquo;m pleased you&rsquo;re reading my blog as it&rsquo;s the first I&rsquo;ve ever done &ndash; and it&rsquo;s all very exciting talking about the birth of Menopause Support.</p> <p>I can&rsquo;t remember life without MSC – even though the &lsquo;light bulb&rsquo; moment was only last summer whilst on a walk with my friend Justine &ndash; it seems like such a long time ago!</p> <p>The thing that&rsquo;s amazed (and touched) me is the enthusiasm and support I&rsquo;ve had from both women (and men!) when they find out about the venture &ndash; they can&rsquo;t believe that it hasn&rsquo;t been done before &ndash; it seems that it was a gap that really needed filling &ndash; so here we are!</p> <p>This website is still very new and, as I write, not quite finished &ndash; so please excuse the &lsquo;glitschs&rsquo; &ndash; but do please explore it and, as soon as you can, have a go at posting your thoughts on the <a href=”http://www.menopausesupport.org.uk/forum/”>Kitchen Table forum</a>.</p> <p>By the way Facebook is my next challenge &ndash; my daughter Rebecca has set up my account but I&rsquo;ve no idea how I go about using it &ndash; must make some time sitting with a helpful &lsquo;tecky&rsquo; person to find out! Will keep you posted….</p>http://www.menopausesupport.org.uk/blog/post/2010/03/02/My-first-menopause-support-blog!.aspx Susannehttp://www.menopausesupport.org.uk/blog/post/2010/03/02/My-first-menopause-support-blog!.aspx#commenthttp://www.menopausesupport.org.uk/blog/post.aspx?id=ae7570dd-05c8-453d-aa30-9e649e90dff2Tue, 02 Mar 2010 11:06:00 -0400GeneralSusannehttp://www.menopausesupport.org.uk/blog/pingback.axdhttp://www.menopausesupport.org.uk/blog/post.aspx?id=ae7570dd-05c8-453d-aa30-9e649e90dff20http://www.menopausesupport.org.uk/blog/trackback.axd?id=ae7570dd-05c8-453d-aa30-9e649e90dff2http://www.menopausesupport.org.uk/blog/post/2010/03/02/My-first-menopause-support-blog!.aspx#commenthttp://www.menopausesupport.org.uk/blog/syndication.axd?post=ae7570dd-05c8-453d-aa30-9e649e90dff2