Auckland Girls' Lunch – Sunday September 28, 2008

Hi everyone, 

I just wanted to let you know how our lunch went today. 

Well, in three words, it was awesome! Our hostess provided a beautiful meal and the accompaniments we four guests brought with us were terribly indulgent. What a fabulous way to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon: fantastic food, great company and a stunning view. 

Not everyone knew each other, but it didn’t take long before the conversation was flowing freely. That’s the beauty of these get-togethers: you may not know everyone in the room, but you can certainly understand what they’re going through. There’s no pressure to reveal any more than you are comfortable with, but at the same time you have the freedom to share as much as you want. I always learn something from other people’s experiences and today was no different. There are many ways to come to terms with early menopause, depending on your circumstances, how you arrived at your diagnosis and the goals you have for your life. We each have to find our own path and it certainly helps to hear about the different avenues others have explored – to decide if they’re your kind of thing or not. 

I won’t go on and on, but please know we’re here if you need us and, if you feel up to face-to-face contact, I’ll do what I can to hook you up with someone nearby. 

Incidentally, we have a book in our library called “Faces of POF”, which is a collection of experiences of Premature Ovarian Failure from around the world. It gave me a few new perspectives on the whole thing. If you’d like to know more, please visit our Reference Library page or email me on nzem.info@nzord.org.nz.

That’s all from me for now. 

Take care, 

Nicole
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