I have to apologise for being a bit inactive. It has been a mad number of months and my priorities changed for a little while. I started the year doing another change to my diet, I started following the MS diet for Women promoted by Kim, I tailored it for me to involve giving up Gluten and Sugar as well as the other restrictions that are on the OMS recovery program . Initially I was great but as I believe you find what works for you, I lost a bit too much weight and wasn’t prepared enough. I know realise that this is the key if I want it to work. I am still trying..
In March, I got all excited as I was heading to Lanzarote for a birthday holiday, all of my sisters and their families where going so I couldn’t wait. For me there is nothing better than basking in sunshine, surrounded by the people that you love. Then things went a little haywire, my boyfriend got sick, it was scary. The Doctor said that it was viral hepatitis and that he would have to forgo the trip. I was so upset. Thankfully he was told that it wasn’t hepatitis and that he could go, it was a virus. We were all so relieved but things were to take another turn. Kieran spent our first day in Lanzarote in bed, we had this beautiful sunshine outside and all he could do was sleep. The following day was no better so we convinced him to go to hospital and thank God that we did. He was admitted and diagnosed with an appendix mass, he didn’t need surgery but the infection was so bad that he needed IV antibiotics. To make a long story short, we spent the holiday in hospital only to go home and spend the next week in hospital in Ireland. We now know that he had a very severe infection that had spread throughout his bowels and that he is very lucky to be alive. Thankfully is getting stronger everyday.
So the last 6 weeks have been very stressful. I haven’t followed my diet religiously, I haven’t done my exercise – things have been pretty awful. My back has been very stiff and sore. The only highlight was my birthday party, it was a little over a week ago and a great night. Some very important people to me made an effort to be there, and it was a fabulous, fun night. Kieran had been released from hospital and was able to make it. The picture above was taken in Dylan Bradshaw after I had had my makeup and hair done in preparation for the big night.. I will do a fun post when I get the balance of the pictures..
So for me what this post shows it that sometimes life doesn’t work out as planned and you need to mind yourself, especially if you have something like MS, it may not be easy at the time and you may slip from your routine but you have to be gentle on yourself and realise that things will pass and life will go back to normal.. I am now trying very hard to get back on track.. Hopefully the back will settle down soon..
Thanks for reading..