What mad but brilliant weather – I can’t believe it!
I love working by the sea when it looks like that – and living in the countryside:
My dad’s always travelled for his work. and wherever he’s been, whether it’s Hong Kong or London, if I’ve spoken to him during that time, his first question, after the hellos and how are yous, has been: “What’s the weather been like there?”
I can’t take the mick though because I’m exactly the same – and I’m far from being the only one. Take this week; every phone conversation I’ve had at work has been like this:
Me: How are you?
Other Person: Fine thank you, especially with the sun out!
M: Me too, isn’t it gorgeous? And it’s supposed to be like it all weekend!
OP: Well we didn’t get a summer, did we? *pause for both to laugh* Anyway. How can I help you?
It could have been the other way around of course 🙂
And I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve said “Isn’t it beautiful?” or someone else has asked “What’s it like out there?” when I come into the office – so stereotypically English… but I love it!
But although I think I could quite easily write a weather blog, this ain’t one. And gorgeous unseasonal sunshine apart, this post ain’t about that.
It’s about these:
Warning: Possible TMI moments to come 🙂
I got that little lot from a nutritionist/homeopath yesterday. To cut a long story short, I’ve had a swollen stomach for about the last 16 months and no one seems to know why. I’ve had CT scans, X-rays, a colonoscopy, however many blood tests… and all the first doctor came up with was IBS.
The second said it was “brave” to diagnose IBS, which after all is only an umbrella term, in someone with confirmed coeliac disease – but he didn’t come up with anything else.
So I went to see this woman yesterday. I saw her a couple of years ago and she said it was some parasite causing all the problems. But I was sceptical and didn’t go back.
Now though, I’m sick of feeling rubbish. a friend said to me a while ago that you never know how ill you felt till you feel better and it’s so true. A few months after I was diagnosed with and been treated for coeliac disease and my blood condition, I felt so amazing – full of energy and just… well. And I want to feel like that again, not constantly tired and lacking energy – and with this huge stomach, which is the same whatever and whenever I eat, from first thing in the morning till I go to bed.
I’m not looking for sympathy or trying to imply that I’m struggling bravely on because I’m not in pain or anything – it’s just not good. Also, two years ago, I started losing weight for no reason, till I got thinner than I’d ever been as an adult. I don’t know why – but now I’m putting it on again. That in itself is a good thing because I look much better and was too thin before – but why’s it happening?!
This therapist uses kinesiology to determine where and what the problems are. I’ve been told to take two of those herbal supplements together for alternate weeks for a couple of months and then go back. If things look better, I’ll then do a “liver cleanse” day and then, she said, I should feel a lot better.
I have to admit I’m inclined to be sceptical but I’m going to give it a go. They’re herbs, they can’t do me any harm and no other treatment has done me any good! The other bonus is, she did food intolerance testing too and I’m apparently fine with everything, including chocolate. Phew.
Anyway. Fingers crossed. And because I’ve got a childish sense of humour, I’ll leave you with this picture:
Tee hee 🙂
Have you ever tried any “alternative” therapies? What did you think?