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It is a really interesting place in my life that I find myself in. I am in my mid forties and fully experiencing the “signs” of menopause. I am taking them in stride and, so far, it is not so bad. Kinda interesting what the body can do.
Remember being a teenager? Ever want to go back?
Well, some parts of menopause do make you feel like a teenager, just not necessarily the good parts! But it does make me ponder every period – are you the last one? How will it feel to no longer have my period? I will truly no longer be “fertile”. I have had my tubes tied for years so technically I have been unable to have children for a long time, but this is really, really the end!
As much as I have had my moments and many years of uncomfortable disposable pad and tampon use before discovering Lunapads; I started my period at the very young age of 8. My first period memories are of being reassured I was not going to die and a trip to our doctor who inserted a tampon in me and told me to walk around. I promptly fainted on the floor.
My mom remembers “Mrs O’Mara could you please come in the exam room” and seeing me passed out on the ground. Not the ideal period introduction! Luckily this kind of introduction is becoming less common. Check out Happier periods, naturally! The Lunapads guide to natural cycles for girls and teens. This is an awesome resource for starting a conversation with a pre-period girl or anyone who is curious about how to talk to teens about periods.
So you would think after all those years I would be looking forward to the end. But I am not. I am feeling kind of sad. As a result, I am cherishing every period I have. My kids are growing up, one has left the nest.. maybe that is a part of the melancholy often associated with menopause?
On the upside, I am getting to use more Lunapads Pantyliners! How about you?