I didn’t know how start today’s blog, it has been the same old day really. The day started out with a walk to the post office to send off my iPhone 4S, such a heartbreaking moment, that iPhone has been a lifeline to me over the years, how sad does that sound? I had no choice, but to get rid of it, it was way out of its warranty and I wasn’t going to risk it breaking down on me, and it also had no insurance which made it more risky.
When I arrived at the post office, there was the obvious two mile queue with people waiting. I always hate it when it is like this because you end up standing there for ages, and by the time you get to the front of the queue you forget what you were there for!
After thirty minutes had passed, I was finally at the front of the queue. While the woman was processing my package, she noticed that the postage had to be reduced by 50% because I had a prepaid packet, this meant the company I was sending it to had contracts in place with the royal mail that reduced the costs for the consumers who send packages to them. So, instead of me paying £6 in postage, I ended up only paying £3, you can’t turn your nose up at that!
After I finished at the Post Office, I needed to pick up some shopping from Tesco, lucky for they are both in the same building, as you walk out of one, you are in they other.
I only needed to get some yogurts, somehow I ran out, I don’t know how it happened, well okay, I do, but I have been really hungry lately. As I reached the yogurts, I noticed that they didn’t have any of the usual ones I buy, which wasn’t good because I had to buy different ones, and the only smooth yogurts they had were Milky Bar. These were no good to me because they contain a high fat content, the last time I had loads of these, I ended up in hospital with gallstones, and believe me, it isn’t a walk in the park because it is like going through childbirth for weeks.
So, with that said, I had no choice, but to buy these yogurts, it will only be until tomorrow, and I am sure it will be okay (wasn’t I wrong).
Anyhow, with shopping in hand, all I needed to do was to walk home. I normally love these short walk, but I hate them when my ankle and knees ache, it always feels like someone is sticking needles in me or kicking me really hard.
After a short, but lengthy time elapsed walk, I was finally home. I could finally stick my feet up, and have something to eat.
As I mentioned earlier, I brought some Milky Bar yogurts. After I ate four of the yogurts, it started to give me pain across my side and gallbladder. I honestly regret buying these yogurts because this happens every time and I get massive spasms through abdomen. These symptoms are normal for someone with a gallbladder that cannot process high volumes of fat, or a gallbladder that contains gallstones. Over the years I have had many issues with my gallbladder, and I remember one occasion when I was hospitalized because it made me paralyzed. Some people may disbelieve that, but you won’t know how it feels until you go through the same problem.
Anyway, to be brief, I am regretting eating those yogurts. They have caused me many pains all day, and yes I know it was self-inflicted, but I had no other choice, if you want to blame anyone, then blame Tesco for not stocking my usual wildlife yogurts … Okay, okay, I can’t blame Tesco, to be honest I wasn’t thinking straight, if I took more time to think it over, I would have found a more suitable solution.
So, putting the pain aside, I have had a surprising day. While I was doing a web search on my book, I found that my books were now listed on a big UK retailers digital download store, this was a massive surprise to me because I didn’t think they were good enough to be listed on well-known retailer websites, maybe they will surprise me more by stocking the paperback editions of my books, who knows?
The other news I wanted to talk about, was how much I am honored by the outstanding responses I have received since I made my eating disorder story public in UK national media. I was meant to mention this some time ago, but after the story went public, I was inundated with positive messages of support, it blew me away because I didn’t think anyone would care about the story. Well, anyway, to be brief. The story has gone a long way, not only for me, but for suffers and those who have lost loved ones through the disorder. I receive many messages a day, either offering support or from suffers wanting advice, and that is from both genders of many ages. I have even had messages from families who have lost loved ones, and they offer nothing, but support. I have full respect for each person that messages me, and no matter how bad I feel, I still go out of my way to give them a personal reply.
So, I want to thank each person who has contacted me over the last year, it has been a lifeline to me over the last year, and I hope I will carry on inspiring each person that messages me.
Anyhow, on to the rest of my day. I can certainly say after today’s news, it has left me feeling overwhelmed, it may seem weird, but this keeps me thinking positive because I am helping the world in my own “little way.”
So, on that good note, it is time for me to sign off. I hope you all have a wonderful day, and may your dreams be long & peaceful.