September 11th, 2016
With Felix, of course.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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!