I had a hysterectomy at the age of 35, but kept my overseas. I can honestly say that with a low dose of HRT, and no periods to worry about, I sailed through the menopause. My DD on the other hand is having a torrid time with hot flushes and heavy periods. Her GP has suggested a course of chemical injections ( sorry can't remember what) These are about to finish, so we hope she will have a better time afterwards.
DD does not want to take HRT as she would still have periods. But we shall see. Here's hoping all goes well
Hate - jealousy of stepson
Dread - pests in the attic
Shocking - sinkholes