Breaking the silence…

Remember that scene from Star Wars where Obi Wan Kenobi suddenly stands still after the destruction of Alderaan and says “ As if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced” ? While this is of course a very dramatic moment, and comes nowhere close to something I would compare to this blog, it’s been a long time since my voice was heard here. When I wrote my Finding Balance….. post way back in November, I didn’t realise that things would turn into pretty much a complete absence on my part. A lot has happened since then, and even though I popped up every once in a while the last few months, I can honestly say that I was (and still am) pretty much out of the wonderful world of WordPress. So…with this my first post since almost two months, does this mean things are going to be changing? Erm….well….yes and no. But let’s first adress what’s going on with me, until I get to the blog itself.

Health

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I imagine this is what’s been going on in my body (although White Blood Cell is doing a lousy job)

One of the main reasons I have been away from here so long is my health. I have been extremely tired, but more annoying is my stomache that has been causing me all sorts of problems for over 4 months now. I have had an enormous amount of tests, one of them being a stomache examination that felt like a new type of torture, and so far all of them haven’t yielded any results. Walking around with pain for such a long time, and not really knowing what’s going on, is becoming pretty frustrating. On top of that, as some of you know, my father had an operation last year to his back. Unfortunately, that operation didn’t go quite as planned, and he is in extreme pain every day now. Where my pain is at least manageable and on some days not really there, my father’s isn’t. He is currently awaiting a scan, and until that time is on pain medication (which unfortunately doesn’t really relieves his pain). So…the short summary of this is that things have been pretty FUBAR the past few weeks. (Just google FUBAR if you don’t know what that acronym stands for lol).

Moral Support

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Me smiling and blushing after some of the messages I received from you guys!

I’m an optimistic guy and I always try to stay as positive as I can about things, but I have to admit that it’s been hard lately trying to keep feeling like that. It’s been four months now, since this whole thing started, and I’m still not any closer to finding out what’s wrong. And I feel even worse for my dad. But there are bright notes as well, and one of them has been the overwhelming amount of support I have been getting from all of you. So many people have sent me a message on either twitter, or email, or through the blog, checking in on how I am doing or lending moral support. You don’t know even know how much that has meant to me. It never failed to put a smile on my face, especially as luck would sometimes have it, on days that I really needed it. So seriously thank you so much for that. I don’t even know how I will ever be able to repay you all, but I will think of something. A Lannister always pays his debts…..erm…whoops, sorry I guess I am already getting excited for that final season of Game of Thrones.

So….what else?

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What do you mean…..out of touch with anime……..???!?!??!

One question that might also be on your minds is, what has this guy been up to the past few months. Honestly less than you might think. One thing that I have really been out of touch with is anime. Yes, I know, how on Earth could I do something like that right? Good question, and one for which I unfortunately don’t have an answer. But, a new season of anime is luckily right around the corner, so hopefully I will be able to pick up a few shows (preferably good ones) and get back into that fantastic medium again. Netflix has been kind of my to go to place lately. I have watched a lot of shows on that, including a lot of movies. Some were good, some were mediocre, and some were just downright bad. But it’s been nice to just turn off your brain, especially on bad days, and just watch something on Netflix hoping to discover a hidden gem. Another thing I have been doing is reading a lot. With a library of books and comics that I probably will never complete in my lifetime, it was nice to read some things that had been gathering dust on my shelves for years.

So….what now?

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If only I could have hands like this…I could type a post in what..10 seconds? 

And now of course one question remains unanswered: what about my blog? This being an update post, and still not a “real” post so to speak, one has to wonder if I will ever get back to writing about what I started this blog for in the first place. In a round about way that brings me back to the first paragraph of this post: yes and no. With my health still being what it is, I just can’t go back to blogging in the capacity that I did before I left on my hiatus. I loved bloghopping, leaving comments all over the place, and writing posts of my own two to three times a week. That being said, I do miss blogging. I miss the interaction with everyone, reading posts and commenting on them, and sharing my own thoughts on things that I have watched or read myself. So in that regard I want to try and  release a new post at least once a week. And by post I mean a real post, either a review, or some of the other things that I used to write about on this blog. I don’t want to make promises that I can’t keep, so that is why I added the word: try. I also want to try and check out at least once or twice a week posts that you wrote, as I have been completely missing in action from WordPress. Again no promises on that, as it all depends on what kind of mood my stomache is in.

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I am….at your mercy!

Well, if you made it to the end of this post, I guess I did manage to keep your attention and didn’t bore you to death: phew, breathes sigh of relief. After all this talking about myself, I’m also interested to know how you are doing! Leave a comment and let me know. If you wrote a post that you have been proud of, and want me to know about, let me know that too, and I will see if I can find some time to check that out. And of course any recommendations for new shows, movies, anime, books and stuff like that are also welcome. For now, this is me signing off and wishing you all a great weekend. But not before saying one more time how grateful I am to be a part of this community. If you are new to blogging, and are maybe still doubting if you should sometimes comment on posts, leave those doubts behind. Take it from me, you will meet some wonderful people here, that will turn into real friends. And that in short, is what life is all about, and turns it bright even in darker times….

 

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84 thoughts on “Breaking the silence…”

  1. Good to see you back, but sorry to hear about your troubles.

    I assume, given that you’ve been through a bunch of tests, that the doctors have ruled out a hernia? I am currently suffering with one of those and the symptoms you describe sound rather similar, though my symptoms aren’t as severe as yours from the sound of things. (That said, there are still occasional days where I wake up and am in absolute agony for a miserable couple of hours!)

    Hope both you and your dad see some improvement soon. Don’t let the blog stress you out — it’s clear that it’s important to you, but I’m pretty certain everyone here would like to see you feeling healthy and positive before worrying too much about getting posts and comments in 🙂

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    1. Thanks so much Pete😊It’s good to talk to you again! Yeah I have had an enormous amount of tests, and it’s not a hernia. It really has something to do with my stomache, or something in that vicinity, but so far nothing has really come out of the test. I have been suffering from Irritable Bowel Symptom for years, but the complaints that I am having now is something I have never experienced in all those years. But yes…it is seriously annoying that’s for sure.
      I’m sorry to hear about your troubles as well though. I have a colleague at work who also has a hernia, and he is in a lot of pain as well on some days. I hope the pain will stay for a minimum for you: will keep my fingers crossed.
      As for the blog: yeah, I’m definitely not making any promises on that, as I said in the post, but I have really missed being here, so I want to try to be here at least a bit more again. But we’ll see.
      Thanks so much for your comment, and as I said: will keep my fingers crossed for you that your hernia won’t be giving you too much trouble.

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  2. Hi Michel,
    Happy to hear from you, but sorry about the health issues that are ongoing for you and your Dad. Whenever you feel up to posting, you can rest assured that I will still be around (hopefully…) and looking forward to whatever you post about.
    Life on my blog is much the same, and I have continued my usual round of long fiction serials, film reviews, and stuff about my dog Ollie. I also turned 67 this month, so feel incredibly old!
    If you ever want to chat away from the blog, you know my email address. And you also know that I send you my best wishes from Beetley, as always. 🙂
    Pete.

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    1. Hi Pete, it’s so good to hear from you! 😊 It’s been a really annoying couple of months, and well I guess the annoyance is still there. My pain while on some days certainly not good, is at least manageable, but for my father it’s really been bad. I just hope a solution comes around soon, for both me and my father. Or at least something that let’s me know what’s going on.
      Belated Happy Birthday Pete: I always say: one is as old as one really feels, and seriously 67 isn’t old😊😊 I look forward to reading some of your posts again in the upcoming weeks as I always enjoy your style of writing/ posts😊
      I have really missed being here, and this morning I just decided to write a post before work and try to slowly get back into things. Certainly seen and read some cool things, so I hope to be able to bring some entertaining things in the upcoming weeks😊
      Thanks as always for the kind words, and the support. It really means a lot. I will definitely be in touch 😊😊Have a great weekend! 😊😊

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  3. Man, that sucks raistlin. They still haven’t found out what is the cause for your stomach pains. Hope they do find out. Hope your dad gets better as well. I’ve had muscle spasms on my lower back once, no fun at all, lifting my legs were painful.

    As for your blog. Whenever you want to post something. Always know your readers will be there. For now take it easy. Also check your twitter dms. A stoopid surprise awaits 😉😁

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    1. It really does suck, and it’s seriously annoying especially because in this way I really can’t get a decent treatment. As for my dad…it’s just heartbreaking at times to see him in so much pain. I really hope things will turn into something brighter soon, but I’m trying to say as optimistic about it as I can 😊
      Thanks for these very kind words, and the words about my blog. Know that I appreciate it very much 😊. After I have answered all the comments here, I will switch over to twitter and check that dms 😊😊

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  4. I’m sorry to hear they still haven’t figured out what is going on and I’m really sorry to hear about your dad. But I am happy to see you back as we’ve all really missed your presence in the community. While I never know what to say in these sorts of situations, I’ve been really hoping things get better for you and you are able to get back to doing the things you want to do.

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    1. Well….just so you know: you said the right things Karandi. Thanks for the kind words, I truly appreciate it. I certainly hope I can be around more the coming weeks, but I will definitely do my best 😊Definitely missed you too! 😊😊

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    1. Thanks so much. Have been back for just a few hours, and all the kind words from you and other people is just incredibly heartwarming. Thanks again, and I definitely hope I can stick around as much as I can 😊

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  5. Honestly, it’s good to see you back in any capacity. It really is terrible that you still have so many ongoing problems though. And believe me, I understand well how hellish some medical procedures can be. I hope that everything gets on track for you sooner than later, and in the meantime, welcome back, even if it’s only a partial return.

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    1. It’s definitely been one heck of a rollercoaster ride these past few months (and not in a fun way so to speak lol), and it still is. But I’m trying to hang in there as best as I can and do hope I can be around more in the upcoming weeks. Fingers crossed. Thank you though for these kind words: I appreciate it 😊😊

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    1. Aww Shalini…thanks so much. It’s definitely not been fun these past few months that is for sure, and honestly it still isn’t. The stress factor certainly comes from not knowing exactly what is wrong. But I try to stay as postive as I can. I hope I can be around here a bit more. How have you been Shalini? Okay I hope?

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    1. It’s definitely not been a fun few months that is for sure. But as I said I always try to stay postive as much as I can, even though at times that can be hard. Hopefully things will turn for the better soon one way or the other. I definitely hope to be here a bit more than I was the past few months. Thanks so much for the support! 😊😊

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    1. What can I say to a comment as kind as this…thank you always seems to be just too little. But I really hope you know that your support both here, and the DM’s always bring a smile to my face. Hopefully I can bring some more fun posts soon! 😊 For now though, thank you again. Really ❤️

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  6. Health always comes first. Only with good health can you enjoy so many other things right? Dont worry everything will get better soon and fall right back into place and you can go about doing the things you love too. Also it’s really refreshing to see you post in a while. Even I was on a small hiatus but I’m back now with so many posts ready to publish,including a series of posts! Can’t wait for yours too but no rush, take your time, get well soon and happily come back to blogging.

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    1. See…now I have just been back for a few hours, and already you think that you need to start the blushing contest again huh? 😊😊 Thank you so much as always for such a lovely comment. I hope I can be around at least somewhat more than I have been the past few months. But I definitely want to try that. Looking forward to reading your posts as well again. Thanks again, I really appreciate your kindness 😊😊

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      1. If the blushing contest isn’t there , then this conversation would be incomplete! Do come back,gradually, take your time, think happy thoughts. Maybe your stomach ache could also be because of the stress you have on the other problems. Enjoy some good music, watch a funny movie or something. You will be fine and everything will be okay 🙂

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      2. I don’t rule out anything. It could be stress related, but I have never had something like this happening before. For now though, I do try to seek out as much fun things to do. Thanks again for your kind words, and have a great weekend 😊😊

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  7. The Prodacle son returns! 😭😭😭
    The Days have been Dark , @Fragglerocking @Shalin @BookwormDrinketh and I have Been masking the pain of your absence with daily doses of mexican black tar heroine
    @Lina hasn’t been herd from in Months , I think she might have committed seppuku

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    1. Lol😂😂 Okay seriously….glad to see your humor is still in place here 😂😂
      Mexian black tar heroine huh? Maybe I should use some of that for my stomache. Might solve all my problems. Then again….it might solve them a little too well 😂😂
      As for Lina….no she is probably off starring in her own anime series. I hope she is well 😊😊
      Thanks for making me laugh with this comment 😂😂😂

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    1. Awww, thanks so much for the kind words. Definitely missed all of you too. I’m going to try and do my best to be around here more than in the past few months😊
      Thanks again, I really appreciate it 😊😊

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  8. Hi Raistlin, You know how I’m doing. I’m still greiving and generally sad but it’s getting better. I hate that you’re in so much pain though. I know how destabilizing and exhausting it is and it’s even orse if you’re worrying for your dad all the time. Still it’s great to hear from you. We all miss you and wish you only the very best.
    love
    i

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    1. Hi Irina. You know, it breaks my heart to hear that you are sad. I hope you also know that whenever you need to talk, no matter what is going on with me, you can always send me a message. Never hesitate to do that, I really mean that.
      As for me…it’s definitely still not as it should be, that is for sure. But I’m hanging in there, as best I can. Some days are good, some days are bad. But today I decided to just break the silence so to speak, and try to get back here. While I won’t be around as much as in the old days right now, I will try to be around more.
      Dear Irina, please take care of your self…and when you need to talk…you know how to reach me.
      Love, Michel.

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  9. Oh no, stomach issues are always hard to diagnose. I’ve been there…kinda still there now. Did you get that horrible metal tube stuck through your esophagus?

    I hope you and your dad both feel better soon. Take care, and it’s nice hearing from you!

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    1. Sorry to hear you are also currently having stomache problems. It’s certainly one of the hardest things, not really knowing what is going on. The horrible tube in espophagus was certainly the worst thing about all this…and certainly the worst and most horrible test that I have ever taken. I was glad it was over.
      I certainly hope things are going to be changing soon, and hopefully for the better. I definitely hope the same for you. You take care as well, and thanks for the kind comment and words 😊

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  10. So great to hear from you again my friend!! Man, that stomach issue sounds positively miserable, I really hope you and the docs figure out what’s going on. Whether in writing or physical activity, take it easy for sure. Welcome back though!!

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    1. Yeah…it’s been certainly totally annoying that is for sure. One of the most annoying things has been the not knowing what exactly is going on right now thing. But well I try to stay postive throughout it all as best I can.
      I will certainly take it easy…but will also certainly try to be here at least a little bit more. Thanks for your kind words, and this comment. Great to hear from you as well 😊😊

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  11. Wishing you all the best to you and your father. Don’t rush coming back; concentrate on your health and your father’s. We all want to see you post, but the post we want most to see is you saying all is well.

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    1. This was such a sweet and kind comment😊 Thank you for that😊😊 I definitely hope that I can say that soon…after 4 months of this it’s something I wish fervently. But in the meantime, even though I won’t be a regular here as much as I used to be…I do plan on being here more again😊 Thanks for the very kind words, I appreciate it 😊

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  12. Thanks for the update! Not knowing a diagnosis is tough. I hope that the number of comments here is a comfort to you!

    “We’re in an uncontrolled, counter-clockwise spin…”

    If you saw the remake of Battlestar Galactica, that’ll make sense. It also sums up where I am. But it could be worse. I could have fallen in the first wave! At least like the Galactica, I’m still in the fight.

    Anyway, I hope the doctors can figure out what’s what and get you and your dad on the path to recovery. Like I said, not knowing is the worst.

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    1. It’s been absolutely amazing. Having not been here for quite a while, and returning like this…It’s truly something that makes one humble and very grateful. And to be honest…a little shy too 😊
      The remake of Battlestar Galactica huh? 🤔🤔🤔 Frakk! ….I think that answers if I have seen it😂😂 (Not only seen it….but absolutely loved it😍). Sorry to hear things aren’t going well with you either. I certainly hope that you will stay in the fight, but above all….feel better yourself as well.
      Thanks for the kind words, and I definitely hope that path to recovery will arrive soon…for both me and my dad, and you as well. Take care 😊

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  13. I can’t tell you how much I’ve missed you Michel! I’ve been wanting to email you, but I had to reformat my iPad and when I booted everything back up, your email disappeared.😔

    I’m so sorry you and your dad are still suffering. I know back problems are so difficult to fix. And stomach issues are awful as well, especially when you don’t know what’s wrong. I do hope you both get some relief soon. I’m sending tons of good thoughts and hugs your way.🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗

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    1. Aww Kim, I have missed you too😊 It’s great to hear from you again. How have you been? Hopefully better than me I hope😅
      Things have certainly been tough the past couple of months and honestly still are, but I am going to try to be here more than I have been the past few months at least😊
      Thanks for hte very kind words, and all the good thoughts and those hugs. Can definitely use them…so thank you. As I said hope you are doing well yourself too Kim 😊❤️

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  14. It’s so good to see you posting again, though I’m sorry to hear that things haven’t been going well. I hope things will be better for you and your dad very soon. There’s always a rainbow after the storm (a cliché but often true!). Take care, sending you virtual hugs and my best wishes. 😊

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    1. Thank you so much for the kind words Jade. And cliche or not, I definitely think that it’s true😊 I certainly hope things will brighten soon, because after 4 months of this I am pretty much done with it so to speal 😅
      Will be doing my best to be around here more in the upcoming months. Thanks again for the kind comment! Appreciate it 😊

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  15. we will be here when you decide to return mate. Take it easy. Hope your dad will “herstel”well. If you need any help, we are but a few hours away (even though I have no idea where you live… This was a beautifull update post as well. you can see how many people appreciate the fact that you could put it up. Hope you will get sorted out soon as well. Fijne Dag

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    1. Thanks so much for these very kind words and this great comment😊 I live in this small town called Ede (which is near Arnhem)😊 The amount of response and reactions this post has gotten has really left me speechless and very shy. There are so many great people in this community, yourself included😊
      I definitely hope things will improve soon, because after 4 months of this enough is enough so to speak.
      Thank you again: have a great day yourself! 😊

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  16. Glad to hear from you even in this capacity. I can empathise with your situation as my health has been circling the drain as it were for a few months now, though at least in my case they know what the root cause is and there is a plan in place to tackle it. Sad to say it is not a full body prosthesis that would allow me to fight crime, though to continue with the analogies it would be more like Captain America’s Super Soldier Serum. Much like my last medical treat ment was until My body’s immune system turned out to be riddled with Hydra infiltrators and rejected the serum. Anyway, so for me at least there is an end goal in sight but with that in mind I can totally appreciate the sort of fugue that accompanies poor health. I hope they find a suitably Marvel solution for you. Maybe a giant dwarf can make you a magic broomstick? All the best

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    1. I have the slight feeling that there might be a rogue Borg virus inside of me that is trying to assimilate me into the collective. Needless to say Picard’s solution to that “sleep” hasn’t yielded any conclusive results yet. I might just have to go into a parallel universe and get that supersoldier serum to take care of it. Lol.
      All kidding aside I’m sorry to hear that you health has not been well either. Hopefully your next treatment will be able to put an end to it. Being sick certainly sucks if I can put it that way. I wish you all the best as well…and who knows maybe the treatment they give you goes wrong in some way and you end up with superpowers? It can happen you know? Take care, and thanks for this great comment😊

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  17. Extremely happy to hear from you again, brethren Michel. It has indeed been centuries since I’ve last heard from you but I won’t lie that I’ve actually thought of you here and then after coming across a manga/anime or when I came across news of The Walking Dead or some horror/classic action movies hahah While I’m glad to see this post and to have your surprise visit on my post, I do want to wish you all the luck in the world to a speedy recovery for your pa and a healthier future for you and your stomach. The challenges are multiple but I believe you know how to overcome them and to remain optimistic in the long run. I look forward to your return, slow or fast.

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    1. This is such an amazing and kind comment. Seriously, thank you so much😊 It really is good to be back here, even though it won’t be in the capacity that everyone is used too. I definitely plan on writing some hopefully fun posts over the coming week, but I definitely hope that my own and my dad’s health will improve. It’s been hard to keep my optimism here, but I will continue to try and maintain it. Comments such as these certainly help to keep it, so really…thank you 😊

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  18. As always, it’s wonderful to see a post from you and get an update, but I’m still sorry to hear about the troubles you are going through. Long term undiagnosed illnesses really are the worst and so frustrating, and then having with a family member in pain on top of it is a lot to deal with. I’m glad you’re at least finding moments of escape. Wishing you the best and really hoping you find relief soon!

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    1. Thank you so much! 😊 I won’t lie…it really hasn’t been a fun few months. And quite frankly it’s still not going too well. But I just wanted to make some kind of return here, and see how things go with checking in at least once a week. I will try to keep my optimism going as much as I can, and hopefully there will be some light at the end of the tunnel as they say. We’ll see😊 For now though, thank you for this kind comment and the words of encouragement 😊

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  19. So nice to see a post from you again! I’ll keep you and your dad in my thoughts and prayers. I’m sorry to hear that things haven’t improved much there, but it is very nice to hear from you. While I’m super happy to be able to some posting again from you, make sure you don’t push yourself too much. I definitely want you to be as healthy as possible and to take good care of yourself.

    Update from my end: blogging has been kind of sporadic for me this yer so far. I’ve been dealing a lot with apathy, which has made me withdraw a bit from everything and people that i like talking to (like you or my cousin). I still try though. I will pop in and blog consistently for a few weeks, then take a few days off and return. This back-and-forth seems to be working well for me as I cope through the apathy thing. Definitely not giving up, even though I feel exhausted from the fight of it lol. Other than that, things have been good. 🙂

    Once again, so glad to see you on my feed. Wishing you all the very best and hoping for things to get better with you healthwise asap.

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    1. It’s very nice to hear from you as well again😊 I’m sorry to hear that you have been have been going through some rough things as well. But also glad that this new way of blogging is working out for you. Your blogging skills are legendary, so I will be keeping my eyes out for new posts from you. I’m glad you are not giving up. I’m certainly not planning on doing that myself. While things certainly are no picnic right now, no denying that, but I try to hang in there as best as I can.
      As for blogging, I’m definitely not going to push myself with that. I will try to put a post up each week. But if I need to skip a week because of my health, I will do that😊
      It was very nice to hear from you as well. Please take good care of yourself, and if you need to talk, you know where you can find me 😊

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  20. Sorry to hear things aren’t going as well as they should be for yours and your father’s health! Hopefully that turns around in the future and the scans and tests can find some answers.

    Good to see you back, even if it is obly in a limited capacity 😊 what sort of books have you been reading?

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    1. Yeah…it’s been a truly stessfull couple of months, with honestly still no end in sight. I most definitely hope to get some answers soon, because all of this has truly been exhausting. But hey…I try to keep my optimism in check as much as I can 😊
      Well…honestly, I have pretty much focussed only on the Horus Heresy, and read quite a number of those. Other than that I’m reading a very good Manga called Monster, where I have now reached the final installment, so you can hopefully expect a review for that soon on this blog 😊

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      1. Well….than you are in for a treat as without spoiling too much this manga is a 10/10 for me. The only thing that can lower the grade is if the ending won’t be good….but otherwise this one is solid 😊).

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  21. It sucks how things can really just pile up and then we try to stay above water. I’m so sorry about you being sick. It really just takes things out of you and you don’t have energy to do anything else but watch some shows and sleep.
    We all need those days. I hope they figure out what is wrong so you can start feeling better. The unknowing can be frustrating.
    I’ve been head deep in reading some lovely reverse harems. I’ve really done nothing but read, work, and sleep for this last month. I’m happy to see everyone coming back.
    It just shows us that spring is around the corner and that we can keep our heads up.
    Keep on fighting dear friend. 🙂

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    1. This was such a lovely and kind comment, thank you so much: I really appreciate it😊
      I have to be honest that the unknowing thing is definitely the worst thing of it. It’s now been four months without any signs of improvement, so yeah…pretty much hope that there will be an end to all this soon. I have a new doctor’s appointment tomorrow, so we’ll see how things go.
      I hope to be here at least more than I have been. Will definitely try to do my best for that😊I will keep up the good fight: so really thank you, and it’s lovely to talk to you again as well 😊

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  22. Always good to see you showing up, here and elsewhere, but yeah, man, take your health seriously. That absolutely should come first. I’d much you be well, and infrequent, than posting a lot, and in pain. Gotta take care of you, buddy.

    Hopefully, they can get it sorted out, and get you feeling better soon. You and your dad both. I wish I could do more than offer moral support from the other side of the Atlantic, especially after all youv’e done for me.

    Yes, you have. A lot.

    Speaking of Netlfix, did you see that Sabrina series they made? That was… really different. Oh, and if you haven’t checked it, that Haunting of Hill House is pretty good, too.

    Yeah, I kinda went on a Netflix bender myself while I was in my own bad place recently. Strange how that happens. Feel like crap, go watch Netflix. I don’t think they are gonna be using that as a marketing campaign or anything, though.

    Anyway. Good to hear from you, bud. Take it easy, don’t push yourself, and most of all, be good to yourself. You deserve that.

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    1. Well…and here I am again🤔🤔 I think I just answered a comment? Didn’t I? I don’t know…my mind is sometimes in a haze I guess as well these days 😂😂
      The thing is…I take my health very seriously, it’s my doctor who apparently doesn’t take it so seriously. She keeps saying it’s nothing serious, but instead of my pain/issues getting less, they are only getting worse. At least I have now been refferred to a specialist so I don’t have to deal with her anymore…downside…that is going to take another 5 weeks…sigh. As for my dad…I reallly hope they will be able to do something for him soon, as his pain is at the level of intolerable. And that sometimes breaks my heart 😢
      Well….you have done a lot for me too: yep….you have…so no worries about that, and the moral support for me means more than you know…so thank you 😊
      This week has been especially horrid healthwise, especially from a mental point of view, so I am going to be taken another bender of Netflix this weekend. Maybe we should petition them anyway? I mean…I think it’s a pretty good marketing campaign: feel like crap, go watch Netflix. It has a very nice ring to it 😂😂😂
      Nope…haven’t seen either of those shows yet. Have been focussing more on the Netflix original movies, but maybe I’ll watch a couple this weekend: Haunting of Hill House has been on my list for ages….so maybe I will watch it this weekend😊 What’s that? What do I recommend? Hmm….well…as far as original movies go, I would say I quite enjoyed Cargo, Extinction and Bright. Tv show wise Kingdom wasn’t half bad either 😊
      Well…I’m going to be taking it easy this weekend, that’s for sure. You do the same okay? And thanks for the support…I hope you know I really appreciate it 😊

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      1. Bright I’ve seen. Cargo sounds familiar. I think Extinction does, too. I would have to go look. cause honestly, I can’t seem to hold anything not related to my own fiction in my head for more than five minutes these days.

        On that note, sorry for the long delay. I shot you en email that makes it make slightly more sense, but not too much more, cause then I wouldn’t be me.

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    1. Definitely hope the same my friend. As this has simply been going on way too long 😔
      Well….as I said, I have been a little bit out of touch with anime lately, so most of the things that I have watched on Netflix are none anime related. But…getting back to anime again, as I have now watched and nearly completed two shows: one will probably see a review either this week, or next week. It’s called Schwarzesmarken and I have really been enjoying it quite a lot. Definitely recommend it (you can find it on Crunchyroll 😊).

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  23. I’m sorry to hear you’ve been through such a rough patch! I sincerely hope things get better soon and that you may finally find some peace of mind with everything that’s going on… I can totally understand how all those troubles would not only affect you physically but mentally. One of the tell-tale signs that something is off-course is not feeling as interested in the things that you used to be interested in, and however hard it may be, take as much time as you need to take care of your mental and physical health ❤ If that means stepping away from blogging, well, so be it. I will certainly miss seeing you around and reading your posts and comments, but I will much prefer to know you are taking time away to heal rather than force yourself and get worse.
    So yeah, hang in there bud and see you around 🙂 *hugs*

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  24. I’m so glad to see you back, my friend.❤ We all go through hardships that take our time away. I know anxiety has got the best of me so I have just let it debilitate me so I felt scared to come back but like all you said I feel the same way.❤ We just got to take it one moment at a time, sweetheart.❤💙💜💚

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  25. You’re back! I’ve been checking into your blog every now & then to see if you would make a return & I’m glad you did!
    I’m sorry to hear your health isn’t the best & I do hope the doctors can find a cause to your stomachache. I’m also sorry your dad is in such pain too.
    I think it’s great you’ll try to post 1x a week since I do enjoy reading your posts.
    The big thing that happened in my life is I’m working on my thesis now! & I wrote this post last month & I think it’s important to acknowledge the things that make us happy especially when we’re going through a hard time.
    https://talesofbelle.com/2019/03/15/3-things-that-make-me-happy/

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