If you are at the beginning stages of perimenopause or are coming to the end of full menopause; there is something you should know. Post-menopause is hardly discussed.
Therefore, what’s the good news about post menopause? Read on.
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There seems to be a double-standard for men and women. When men go through a mid-life crisis, they sometimes seek out younger women or buy expensive toys. However, when a woman goes through menopause, it is highlighted by the symptoms she experiences. There is a definite disconnect between how quickly one reaches their destination Vs the journey that is taken to arrive there.
While woman are more open than ever before about their experiences, it seems a far cry from years ago when our moms and grandmothers never even broached the subject of periods, let alone menopause. Well the good news is that there is good news. No more heavy bleeding and hot flashes, mood swings, irritability, night sweats, Kotex pads, Tampax, or pregnancy issues. Have you noticed that after menopause you begin to voice your feelings in a more forceful manner? The days of shyness and remaining in the shadows are gone, ladies. Stepping up to the plate and taking the all important swing has revitalized those in post menopause and their attitudes towards life. It’s quite refreshing. More importantly, as one woman stated, “I have earned the right to say what I feel, and how I feel, and I will continue to speak up.”
Post menopause enables a woman to seek new challenges; with the children grown and married, it is the perfect opportunity to go back to college; or take a trip to a place they’ve never been. To be able to have the time to spend on what they enjoy is a dream come true. One woman stated she felt “young again,” and looked upon this time as being able to do all of things she never had the opportunity to do. Do not get the impression that post menopausal women wake up one day and utter, “I don’t think I’m in Kansas anymore.” It takes time and thoughtful consideration to determine, out of all the possibilities, what a woman might choose. But the process goes on every day. The ability to rediscover who you are is uplifting and invigorating. While some may still be going through discomfort and emotional angst, be assured this is not a pep talk; but merely an indication of what is to come.
Once you are in the stage of post menopause, your passions and desires will be heightened. In addition, you will not look upon this time as the golden years, as some would suggest, but will simply continue in the circle of life with a renewed sense of passion and purpose.