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Ep 73 - Ever Wished HRT Was an Option For You?
Episode 7322nd November 2023 • The Menopause and Cancer Podcast • Dani Binnington
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Have you ever thought that going onto HRT would fix all of your problems? 

Well, you’re not alone, today I am joined by the fabulous Helen Addis, also known as The Titty Gritty. Helen talks us through her most stubborn menopause symptoms, how she wished HRT was an option for her and how she wished a bit of brain lube would exist! Don’t ask, when you know you know ;-)

Helen has enjoyed almost 20 years in the television industry and she has created the National breast cancer awareness campaign called ‘Change And Check’, which has saved many people’s lives already.

This is an uplifting and honest conversation with a wonderful women. We also discuss how continuously having to make decisions about our care can be really hard work and so Dani is reading one of her favourite poems by Safire Rose for you at the end of the podcast. It’s called “She let go”.

You can find Helen here:

This is the link to the brain health tool Helen mentions:

Episode Highlights:

[04:50] Menopause affects Helen’s brain function negatively.

[10:14] Breast cancer diagnosis halted Helen’s life plans.

[18:02] Titty Gritty.

[19:08] Change and Check.  

[23:12] Performing with Alfie Boe.

[25:06] Menopause awareness leads to empowerment and inspiration.

[27:56] Disappointed with the menopause specialist appointment: Hoped for a life-changing answer, but none found.

[39:52] Poem by Safire Rose “She Let Go”.

About Dani:

The Menopause and Cancer Podcast is hosted by Dani Binnington, menopause guide, patients advocate for people in menopause after a cancer diagnosis, and founder of the online platform Healthy Whole Me. 

There is lots of information out there about the menopause but hardly any if you have had a cancer diagnosis as well. Many people say to me they have no idea what their options are, who to ask for help, and that they feel really isolated in their experiences. 

I started this podcast because there was nothing out there when I was thrown into surgical menopause at the age of 39, which followed on from my cancer diagnosis aged 33.

Through the episodes, I want to create more awareness, share information from our fabulous guest experts, doctors and other specialists in the cancer and menopause field. 

And of course, I will share stories from the people in our community.

So that together we can work towards a better menopause experience. For all of us.

More educated, better informed and less alone.

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