Cheers to America and my dear friends at Radiant Wonder! Thanks so much. I was 39 when the mood swings and hot flashes came on. My period completely stopped for 2 years.

The doctor said I was in menopause and put me on HRT. After 6 months I got off because I did not feel well and everything came back so much worse. My life was rubbish. My poor husband had to put up with not only my nasty verbal attacks, my depression, but also my complete lack of interest in sex. And we wanted to have a baby! It was hell.

This was all 5 years ago. I’m sitting here now, playing with my baby boy, Hilary, who just had his first birthday. I just want to say again, thanks so much. After hearing that I would never have a child it still feels like a dream to be holding him in my arms. Thanks for being with me on this journey. As the symptoms fell away my confidence and hope continued to climb. According to my really good GP and also the fertility clinic this was not a possibility, egg donor was my only chance. I am writing this just because I want other women to know when they will see positive changes don’t minimize them because they want more. Know those changes will multiply if they keep going. Believe me it is worth having the patience.