A LOVELY, RAINY DAY.

September 11th, 2016

With Felix, of course.

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Yesterday Felix and I spent the day together, and so I took the chance to snap some photos and now share them with you, as well as update you on my health situation. 

So before I begin talking about the day, let’s address the stomach pain and the progress I’ve made. On Friday I had an appointment with another doctor. She simply believes that the food poisoning unbalanced my flora, and overtime I will get better. She said it’s absolutely not the pill I was taking, and she did not address the fact that even before the food poisoning event, I was not well. I asked to get some blood tests done, and she said there is no reason at this time. I’ve shown her the medicines I’m taking, and she said I should continue taking them and hopefully in a few months I will get better.

To me that was not a great solution. I want to understand what is causing me this pain, not just mask it by taking meds all the time.

So I booked appointments in Italy, and will get fully checked while I’m there. I often go back to Italy to stay with family and friends, so on my next trip, I will make time to get myself checked up. For now, all I have is meds, but I’m truly hoping that once I get all the tests done, the situation will be clearer.

Right now, thanks to medicines, I can cope with the pain, although I keep having strong headaches (on top of stomachache), acidity and rarely some nausea. I can eat for breakfast and lunch, and then just a light meal for dinner.

I’m still working out 3 days a week, and I’m trying to keep a very positive mindset to avoid triggering any worse symptoms by stressing over things. I’m just really looking forward to Italy, and for now I will continue taking what I was given by the doctors.

I will update you later on, about this, when I have test results and so on.

But now, changing subject, let’s talk about the lovely day I had yesterday!

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After lunch, Felix was done with getting a haircut and working out, so I drove us to the city centre. I was happy to see that a new bubble tea place opened up, YAY!

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I got their original flavour, and it was delicious, but I only drank half, cause it is a bit scary to eat and drink out when you are not sure you are going to feel bad or need to run to the toilet. So I limited myself.

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The other day, I went out bowling with my friends Sophie and PJ, and we were joking about the fact that people seem to already think about Christmas, when Halloween hasn’t even come yet. When we entered the bowling, there was a Christmas display with a decorated tree – how insane is that?! haha – but when yesterday, I entered HomeSense, I felt the autumn spirit and it made me look forward to the new season. Even if I am a little sad that summer is coming to an end already.

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I love the artificial flower corner. Some are just so huge!

Felix and I then quickly went to Tiger and grabbed a few art supplies.

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When we came home, we drew another canvas for our ArtByMelix shop on Depop, and I think we found a really cool style! This one is my favourite so far, that we have done together.

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Then I started making a soup, prepared the veggies and let them boil for a few hours. It turned out delicious!

While we were waiting for the food to be ready, we played “Overcooked” (just realised how fitting that is) and eventually, after dinner, we went to the cinema and watched “Don’t Breathe”.

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It’s weird how some movies don’t get really hyped here. I see many bad ones that get lots of attention, but then when actually great ones came out, sometimes I don’t even know about them until I see them at the cinema, playing.

This one came out on Friday, here in the UK – I believe. I got beyond excited cause it’s from the creators of “Evil Dead” (we all know how much I love that movie) AND, even better, it has the same actress as a protagonist: Jane Levy. She is incredible.

Felix and I were so impressed with the movie. So much tension. You don’t get a moment to… breathe. Haha. I definitely recommend it if you are into horrors and thrillers. Nothing too gory, nothing too scary. Just well done!

Okay, that’s it. I know it wasn’t much, but the main reason why I wrote this blog post is to fill you in regarding my health issue, and let you know that I’m overall doing well. Thank you so much to everyone that understood, was supportive, and left super useful suggestions!

Marzia.

136 thoughts on “A LOVELY, RAINY DAY.

  1. ONEMAN

    Ciao Marzia,
    questo è il mio ultimo post qua, non ho mai amato scrivere su un blog. Sono dello scorpione e sai come siamo fatti: siamo riservati, non amiamo esporci tanto, ci piace una vita semplice, preferiamo i fatti alle parole e lavoriamo molto se siamo appassionati in qualcosa ma ne abbiamo bisogno per sentirci soddisfatti (4 am in italia e lavoro, sveglia alle 8).
    Chiusa la parentesi, ti volevo dire: “Marzia, sei sana”. 😀 😀
    Ci sono passato anche io. La verità è che spesso non c’è una motivazione ad un nostro malessere, non siamo esseri perfetti, abbiamo spesso e volentieri malfunzionamenti.
    Marzia, secondo me, eri un pò stressata prima di partire, hai preso un virus e lo sforzarti di cercare di stare bene, di essere positiva non ha fatto altro che portarti dentro questo circolo vizioso.
    Come stare meglio? Il farmaco è una cura sintomatica, ossia riduce i sintomi, per il resto, non forzarti ad essere positiva, prendi consapevolezza che ci possono essere momenti in cui non si ha una perfetta forma fisica, a tutti succede. Non preoccuparti del peso o se bevi qualcosa, stop thinking, start living. Fin troppo breve la vita.. 😀 😀
    Se torni in Italia, io mi trovo bene con il lactoflorene, sono probiotici, non hanno nessun effetto collaterale.
    E ha ragione la dottoressa: “She simply believes that the food poisoning unbalanced my flora, and overtime I will get better”. Stress->abbassamento difese immunitarie->virus->paure->ansia->relax->probiotici->tutto come prima.
    Goditi questo momento, perché poi prenderai la vita con un’energia pazzesca. Molto cambierà in te.

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  2. Ceres Moon

    Love, love, LOVE reading your blog ♥
    and I really hope that you not have to wait for ‘a few months’ to get better.. let’s hope it will be..tomorrow!
    Or next week. 🙂
    At least you are eating healthier then I do, haha.. I should really put some effort into what I put in my mouth.

    YES! That new Thriller movie have been running on the TV commercial and I can’t wait to watch it!

    Have the best of the best ♥

    / Ceres

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  3. douxxlauren

    I had such a weird experience seeing Lights Out, or at least as much as I could see, I couldn’t finish it! Wish I could have enjoyed it like you did! There was a guy acting nervous and constantly running to check the door to the cinema room we were in and then in the first very scary scene in a moment where the lights in the film went out the ENTIRE POWER IN THE CINEMA WENT OUT ! and the vibe just felt so weird, we had to go 😦 very creepy ! haha anyways love you lots Marzia & I always love what you share !!! xxx

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  4. quitesimplykayla

    Hey Marzia, I have been obsessed with your blog lately, you are such a descriptive writer and your blogs are so much fun to read. I hope you feel better and keep us updated on your health. (⌒_⌒)I’m also trying to find your book, I’m so excited to read it, I know I’m a little late though…

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  5. Soma

    Hi ♡
    I just to tell you something because it make me laugh. I saw someone which have for last name Puga. And I already see the face of your sweet Puga-chan and I laugh alone at my job. I’m crazy xD.

    Anayway have a nice day ! ♡

    Bye

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  6. Brianna

    Marzia!
    I just wanted to let you know that I struggle with the fear of vomiting and have serious anxiety because of it too. No matter what I do, I’m always worried about it. I also have stomach issues and have had to reintroduce food and get used to it again because I was so scared to eat since I didn’t want to feel bad. Please make sure you eat enough just so your stomach doesn’t get in rough shape like mine did! I’m sorry you’re going through this but I completely relate to everything you write. I hope you feel better soon ❤

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  7. lowkeydarling

    I really hope you figure out what’s going wrong – I have felt the same way when going to doctors and they are only pushing medicine down your throats or telling you it will get better soon. I always want to say, “What will get better soon? I don’t even know what’s wrong with me.” So don’t feel alone and know that you have taken power of the situation to go to another doctor. You are in control!

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  8. thisfilmisshitblog

    I know you are sick so i dont want to be rude, but what happened with the giveway. Just saying this cus a lot of fake giveways have been exposed recently and i know yours is not fake. Dont wanna Memestar to get some money out of using your name and this fake story

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  9. Matthew

    Hey Marzia,

    I’ve read about your stomach problems. Do you cultivate any sprouts? Broccoli sprouts are really good for strengthening your stomach. Especially when you are dealing with gastritis.

    Best
    Matthew

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  10. Raindoodlie

    Sorry you’re still not feeling well! I’ve learned the hard way that doctors can’t always be trusted. You’ve lived with your body longer then they’ve gone to school you know your body. I’m glad you’re getting some more checkups in Italy. I hope you find answers and get to feeling better soon. ♥ Love your pictures and blog posts!♥

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  11. Sofie

    Hey Marzia!
    I feel so sorry for you that you are experiencing problems with your stomach, I for sure know how it feels ;/ Im having the same problems as you, in fact I just went home from a lovely dinner with my family because I started to feel bad with stomach ache, light nausea and so on…
    Sometimes I can live with it, and sometimes not. I guess I’m in a bad period at the moment…

    What kind of medicines were you getting from the doctors that actually helped you, at least for the moment? I haven’t find anything useful yet.

    Anyway, I hope that you are having a lovely evening after all ❤️ Hugs!

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    1. marziabisognin

      Oh no, sorry you are in the same situation! The doctor gave me Omeprazole but is doing nothing. She said to take it for two months everyday, and I am taking it, but it does not help on a day to day basis. I can generally deal with acid reflux, stomach pain and diarrhea, but but not nausea, so what I am taking when a really bad attack comes, is cyclizine. That always helps SO much, but I have only a few pills left so I’m saving them for when I really need them. If I’m only having acid reflux, sometimes drinking ginger tea helps. Hope you find something that helps!

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  12. ashiesweb

    Your illness kinda reminded me of mine not long ago, I started coughing like crazy, sneezing and I had such a high fever (39.0 – 39.5) and I didn’t had any strength to eat or move at all, sometimes I would feel like throwing up even if I didn’t eat anything. We booked an appointment to the doctor and the doctor said that I had Bacterial Infection and you also might have it. The medicines that the doctor gave me was pretty strong and has a high dosage which made me my hands shake whenever I take them.

    I thought of sharing this because it might help you. I’m sorry to hear you’re still not feeling well Marzia, we really hope you do get better! Love from the Philippines ❤

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  13. mishchellerr

    Marziaaaa hey, I’m sorry about your health issues that you still haven’t got it fixed yet, but not meaning to be overdramatic, my boyfriend recently got bit by our dog and I remember she doesn’t have anti-rabies injected yet. So I looked up the symptoms and some of it has the same as you’re experiencing right now. I don’t know, I’m not sure, just a concern marzipan here. Hope you get better! 💕

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  14. Hannah Challinor

    good to hear that ur stomach problems are near the end, they certainly are not nice. thanks for sharing it sounds like a great day and dont breather look really good! i never thought felix would be that good at art, he never really admits his talents (apart from the photoshop) it looks really beautiful ilysm ❤

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  15. Cynthia

    Hi Marzia,

    I’m very sorry to hear about your stomach troubles. I went through a similar thing, and still struggle with it to this day. Please be warned that though peppermint can be helpful you can overdose on peppermint and become even more sick. I did it with peppermint tea and Hershey Kisses and can only eat small amounts of peppermint now.

    While our problems are not the same, I thought I’d share my experience with stomach problems. It was at it’s worst a few years back and I’ve only just recently gotten it a lot under control. Hopefully some of these tips can help you, and if not at least you won’t feel alone.

    A few years ago I was very sick to the point I could not leave bed long enough to go to school for full days. I was constantly nauseated to the point it caused dizziness and I could barely eat on top of that. Additionally my rib would constantly get these sharp, crippling pains causing me to be miserable. I got ultra sounds, tested for many different diseases, until finally I had a tube camera put down into my stomach. They noticed my stomach was eating away at it’s own lining due to how much acid I produced. I was put onto stomach pills, which gradually helped along with my diet being changed, but they constantly needed adjustment.

    After two years of being on the pills I discovered my prescription was not meant for long term usage, and had some very serious rare mental side effects.My stomach pills caused me to have a terrible depression as well as heightening my anxiety to the extreme. I stopped taking them and thankfully everything returned to normal, my depression was gone and anxiety was manageable. This left me with my original problem though, but with continuing to watch what I eat and manage my stress I’ve been able to keep my sickness to a minimum. It’s unfortunate, because during stressful periods I feel sick constantly, and nobody really cares as chronic ailments aren’t taken seriously. But it’s always been a huge relief for me to be able to manage it on my own.

    Here are some helpful tips I picked up:
    Stomach acidity is triggered by creamy foods, caffeine, alcohol, acidic foods (fruit & fruit juices), carbonated drinks, spicy food, as well as greasy foods. While you can’t avoid everything I have cut out heavy meats, creamy food, carbonated drinks, regular alcohol consumption, and caffeine to help regulate my stomach acidity. I start each day with some non-caffeinated tea and oatmeal to help absorb the acid. I try to never skip breakfast, because that leaves time for my stomach acid to take over which will cause nausea preventing me from eating.

    I monitor my stress levels.

    I used to sleep with an slanted board under my mattress, allowing my shoulders, neck, and head to be more elevated than the rest of my body. This allowed me to sleep peacefully without having acid re-flux while I was sleeping.

    Last but not least I learned what worked for me. While none of these things will heal stomach acidity, it will help with some. I found I react more the creamy food than anything else so I cut that out. I tried chewy tums before eating, which helped to a degree. When I drink sodas I always flatten them out as much as possible to limit the amount of damage on my stomach. I also learned that eating a pita bread or something very starchy and bland really helped me to feel better by absorbing the acid. I also learned I cannot take any medication, including birth control, without a little bit of food. It irritates my stomach too much.

    I hope you figure out what it going on soon and feel better Marzia!
    Take care ❤

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  16. coolittulip

    Hi Marzia,

    I’m very sorry to hear about your stomach troubles. I went through a similar thing, and still struggle with it to this day. Please be warned that though peppermint can be helpful you can overdose on peppermint and become even more sick. I did it with peppermint tea and Hershey Kisses and can only eat small amounts of peppermint now.

    While our problems are not the same, I thought I’d share my experience with stomach problems. It was at it’s worst a few years back and I’ve only just recently gotten it a lot under control. Hopefully some of these tips can help you, and if not at least you won’t feel alone.

    A few years ago I was very sick to the point I could not leave bed long enough to go to school for full days. I was constantly nauseated to the point it caused dizziness and I could barely eat on top of that. Additionally my rib would constantly get these sharp, crippling pains causing me to be miserable. I got ultra sounds, tested for many different diseases, until finally I had a tube camera put down into my stomach. They noticed my stomach was eating away at it’s own lining due to how much acid I produced. I was put onto stomach pills, which gradually helped along with my diet being changed, but they constantly needed adjustment.

    After two years of being on the pills I discovered my prescription was not meant for long term usage, and had some very serious rare mental side effects.My stomach pills caused me to have a terrible depression as well as heightening my anxiety to the extreme. I stopped taking them and thankfully everything returned to normal, my depression was gone and anxiety was manageable. This left me with my original problem though, but with continuing to watch what I eat and manage my stress I’ve been able to keep my sickness to a minimum. It’s unfortunate, because during stressful periods I feel sick constantly, and nobody really cares as chronic ailments aren’t taken seriously. But it’s always been a huge relief for me to be able to manage it on my own.

    Here are some helpful tips I picked up:
    Stomach acidity is triggered by creamy foods, caffeine, alcohol, acidic foods (fruit & fruit juices), carbonated drinks, spicy food, as well as greasy foods. While you can’t avoid everything I have cut out heavy meats, creamy food, carbonated drinks, regular alcohol consumption, and caffeine to help regulate my stomach acidity. I start each day with some non-caffeinated tea and oatmeal to help absorb the acid. I try to never skip breakfast, because that leaves time for my stomach acid to take over which will cause nausea preventing me from eating.

    I monitor my stress levels.

    I used to sleep with an slanted board under my mattress, allowing my shoulders, neck, and head to be more elevated than the rest of my body. This allowed me to sleep peacefully without having acid re-flux while I was sleeping.

    Last but not least I learned what worked for me. While none of these things will heal stomach acidity, it will help with some. I found I react more the creamy food than anything else so I cut that out. I tried chewy tums before eating, which helped to a degree. When I drink sodas I always flatten them out as much as possible to limit the amount of damage on my stomach. I also learned that eating a pita bread or something very starchy and bland really helped me to feel better by absorbing the acid. I also learned I cannot take any medication, including birth control, without a little bit of food. It irritates my stomach too much.

    I hope you figure out what it going on soon and feel better Marzia!
    Take care ❤

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  17. ruthychem

    Oh I love bubble tea!! Last week I had the chance to taste it for the first time at a Japan fair organised every year at Madrid (it is called Madrid Japan Weekend in case you want to know anything as you love Japan) and it is soooo good!!

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  18. Foxy

    Hi Marzia!
    Sorry to read that you are not feeling well and doctors don’t really listen to what you say. I’m reaching out to you, because of similarities in your symptoms to what I’m coping with.
    After I had my baby (7 years ago) I started eating very healthy. I skipped on diary, because of lactose intolerance my daughter had. But I just love my coffee with milk, so I tried to replace cow milk with rice milk and oat milk. I also ate a lot of veggies and fruits at the time. I drank just one coffee a day (most of the times with oat milk) about 10 in the morning and about 6-7pm I had awful stomach pains. It hurt so bad, that I was just wet from cold sweat, my body was shaking, I had to go to the toilet really quick. I was exhausted, had really bad cramps and I was scared, that I could lose consciousness from that pain (which eventually happened). I went on elimination diet and it turned out, that the reason was too much fibre in my diet. Now I’m really careful with fibre rich products such as apples. pears, raspberries, lentils, avocado, oat, chia seeds, etc. The day I stopped eating so much fibre, I felt really well with my stomach and it was getting better with every day. I’m still careful with fibre and my stomach is just under control, but I am aware that if I eat to much fruits or grains, pain will come back (I tried this many times in that 7 years).
    I hope maybe my story can be a clue for you, maybe in your healthy diet is a lot of fibre rich products and skipping on them would help. I don’t know. But I really hope you get better soon! Lots of well wishes!
    Marta

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  19. Rachel

    Chatime! I love love love that place. Usually I order their Passionfruit QQ because I kinda like sweet sour flavour, but I don’t know whether they have it at your place or not. Maybe you and Felix could go try it out sometime! 🙂

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