My Journey with Surgical Menopause Part 6

My Journey with Surgical Menopause Part 6 by Lori Ann King #TheWellnessUniverse #WUVIP #MenopausePart6

My Journey with Surgical Menopause Part 6: Choices (faith or fear) — Late joining this series? Catch up from the beginning with Part 1 or from last week’s Part 5!

This is my final post in this series about finding balanced wellness after surgical menopause.

The beauty of these wellness tools and tips is that you don’t have to experience surgical menopause to benefit from them. You can use them at any time of your life when you are seeking balance. Enjoy this final excerpt from my new book, Come Back Strong.


Every one of us has a choice to follow faith or fear. We can fear the worst, thinking we are never going to be the same or get well, or we can have faith that every single day we are being healed, restored, and will come back stronger than ever. We can have faith that we’re not growing older; we’re growing more youthful, better, wiser, calmer, leaner, and stronger.

Have hope. You will get through this. BHRT (Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy) and other natural solutions can help. But, some symptoms will require hard work, a positive mental attitude, and patience. It may feel dark where you are, but light and joy will come again.

Part of faith comes with a decision.

You decide today to be strong and believe that your current condition won’t beat you. You decide to look at alternative solutions. You decide to find joy right where you are and trust that happiness will follow.

You don’t have to be a victim of your circumstances.

Two men grow up with abusive fathers. One continues the legacy of anger, jealousy, insecurity, and bullying. One breaks the pattern and focuses on love, always wears a smile, is confident and trusting. Same history, same experience, same circumstance, different outcome. And a different impact on the world. The difference is how these two men chose to live their lives and whom they chose to become.

The same can happen with us, too. Two women. Both are thrust into sudden surgical menopause. One leans in, gains weight, and grows more and more withdrawn, melancholy, and defeated. The other woman does everything in her power to heal, live her passion, find her purpose, and lead a life of love, laughter, and freedom. Same experience, same circumstance, different outcome. And a different impact on the world.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this 6-part series on surgical menopause.

If you would like to read more about my story and how I found balanced wellness after surgical menopause, check out my book that I mentioned at the beginning of this article.

– Lori Ann

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