Chrissie shares her story of induced menopause at the age of 33, following illness and surgery. Her menopause journey has been challenging, with much heartache and suffering and little support. She is keen for her story to be heard in this menopause podcast, in the hope that it will support others.
Women at the average menopause age of 51 are often referred to as ‘the sandwich generation’. Juggling work and home life is a challenge in itself but throw ageing parents and young adults into the mix and this can make for a tricky situation. I hear “I wish I could explain how I was feeling”, or “I wish I had explained how I felt”, too often. Women think that the people closest to them should understand, but they often don’t, so it’s important to talk.