I’m back! Yay!!

Hello! I can’t believe it’s May and I’ve not done one of these since March! Time has flown!

So you may have noticed that I was off for a while – 6 weeks to be exact. I had to have a little op and, because of Covid rules, I had to self-isolate for 2 weeks before going into hospital.

I’m going to talk ‘lady things’ now – for any chaps reading this… you may want to scroll on down! LOL!

So I thought I was peri-menopausal, few changes in my moods and cycle etc. Part of getting older. I had some checks with the GP and an ultrasound and turned out I had a big fibroid that was probably responsible, so they wanted to take it out. I was lucky that it could be done keyhole, so a couple of nights in hospital and then lots of rest. I’m absolutely fine now and hopefully will notice an improvement.

I’m sharing as I think if any woman reading this has noticed some changes, don’t just assume you know what it is, best to go and get these things checked out quickly and be sure. Thank you so much to those of you that checked in on me on social media.

I do think peri-menopause is just around the corner for me though and if you are entering it, or in it, or even just over it, we do have some products on QVC that might help.

Meg Mathews has created a range to help women going through some of the issues we face with the change. Meg’s Intimate care kit and Meg’s Menopause Meno Blend Duo Pack.

And Dr Max has also created some supplements that can help too. Prime Fifty Menopause Support 3 Month Supply.

Davina McCall did a programme about menopause for Channel 4, I must watch it, I think there’s a lot to learn about this subject. We love Davina here, and I love that she’s an advocate for women’s health. Most of her fitness range here at QVC has flown out but for some gentle exercise we have this Swiss Ball with pump and Yoga mat.

So in my last blog, I was telling you the kitchen extension had started, I wish I could now tell you it’s finished, but sadly it’s not ☹. The floor is being laid this week, kitchen hopefully next week and then doors and all the outside tidy up bits. It’s been emosh! It’s been crazy without a kitchen or washing machine. At times no boiler! Dust everywhere and no garden for the dog! However I’m sure it will be worth it!

One of the things that I could not have been without was our Cordless Dyson V11. This has been amazing at picking up all the dust and the washable filters have meant that when I’ve put it through its paces, I can simply run the filter under the tap pop it on the radiator and it’s ready to go again the next day!

As I’m sure you can imagine it’s been a fairly stressful time! If you’re also going through something and finding it hard to de-stress, or perhaps you’re looking for a gift for someone who’s stressed, then this De-Stress Essential Wellbeing Kit from Scentered could be perfect.

In other news, and good news – I’ve had my first jab! I felt horrendous for a couple of days but right as rain now, and so excited that we can hopefully all safely catch up with our loved ones now!

Sending much love to you all. I won’t leave it so long ‘til my next blog.

Take care
Alex xx

26 Responses

  1. Dear Alex is the candy striped blouse you are wearing now on the neom hour available at qvc?

  2. Always so down to earth and funny, enjoy your programmes on QVC keep up the good work, PLEASE COULD YOU ASJ QVC FOR MORE BATURAL DABRIXS IT WORRIES ME ALL THE PLASTIC CLOTHING,THANKYOU

  3. So glad to see sad hear you are better, you were definitely missed on screen. In a couple of weeks time when your kitchen is finished, you’ll have forgotten about all the mess, (I hope) 😄

  4. Ah bless you Alex i thought i hadnt seen you for a while. So glad you are on the mend and well done for mentioning in your blog about noticing changes in your cycles etc and being sure to check them out. I had been suffering for a long time and just put it down to getting older. However, when i finally got it checked out i had endometriosis and had to have an operation. Is so important to listen to your body. As for Dyson – where would we be without them. Almost makes hoovering enjoyable – well nearly!!!! Great to see you back xx

  5. I had a large fibroid myself I had the coil fitted they didn’t operate on me but I am 64 but my stomach looks as if I am pregnant I didn’t get any scan to see if it’s gone apart from that I feel good hope that you are better

  6. I’m only having a kitchen refit – the water went off around 9.00am Monday – still off
    Good luck you have all my sympathies

  7. Hi Alex. Thank you for sharing your health issue. That will help loads of people. It’s a health changing challenge. Great to see you back and smiling and happy Your such a wonderful person. Sending loads of best wishes.

  8. You mentioned great tights that make your legs look like they’ve been airbrushed.
    What make are they and where can I buy them
    Thanx june

  9. Dear Alex:
    Welcome back. I hope you are much better now. I also recently came back to work myself, after having total hysterectomy in March. Now in surgical menopause, I realise that I had suffered from peri-menopause for the last 5 years since I was 40. Peri-menopause and/or menopause is not just hot flushes and night sweat, but could include up to 30 different symptoms. I wish I know this earlier. Thanks for talking about it. The more it is talked about, the better. Based on your recommendation, I watched Divina’s excellent programme. Can’t wait to see your new kitchen when it’s done!

  10. Alex.
    Oh I have gone on your presenter site so often just to see your finished kitchen. I love having a peek in other peoples lives just to find out that there’s too isn’t perfect. You always very easy to watch None of those Not too keen on her moments. Glad your back.

  11. Hi Alex

    I wondered where you had been. Hope you are all recovered now and that your health is back on track. Glad you have had your covid vaccine too, hopefully the restrictions will start to ease soon.

    Take care and stay happy. The kitchen will be worth it in the end!

    Big hugs Joanna : ) xx

  12. Hi Alex
    You were wearing a lovely green dress that looks like it just slips on and no fastening and not clingy
    Could you tell me what brand it was please ?

  13. Hi Alex I ‘m so sorry to hear of your recent health problems ,but glad to hear you are on the mend. I have been off the radar for a while ill, and just catching up with QVC news. To say I,m happy womens health problems are taken much more seriously now, would be an understatement. Quite a while ago when I saw a female gynaecologist for the same problem, her respond was ( you are a wife, you have children you have a fulltime job, don,t you expect a little pain?) .Luckily, I was able to see a male counterpart who quickly helped me. That,s why I,M so happy you had a good outcome.

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