Why Oh Why

What is it with people and being in denial? Why does someone only go to doctor once they have a tumour the size of a small child growing on them? Why do morbidly obese people only seek help once they need a crane to get them out of the house? Why does someone with AIDS only agree to be tested once they are on death's door?

The obvious answer is denial.

de-ni-al    An unconscious defense mechanism characterised by refusal to acknowledge painful realities, thoughts or feelings. -Oxford Dictionary

But still people. Buck. The. Fuck. Up. If it means saving your life, get over it! I know. Easier said than done.

What are you in denial about?

My answer: all the fucking work I have to do!




This last week...

...I have still been on leave and loving it! The Boyf and I stayed on a wonderful fruit farm in a small little cottage with no electricity. It was amazing! I did yoga everyday to this view...

...I have been doing all the NB health check ups; optometrist, dentist, dermatologist. Am getting all my moles checked out. I know 3 people who have gotten melanomas, under the age of 30, and it's flipping scary. Wish me luck!

...I celebrated my birthday. It was wonderful to see all my friends and they all made me feel super special and loved! Thank you to them all.

...I have been sucked into my TV series addiction. This round it's Scandal/The Fixer (how beautiful is Kerry Washington), Devious Maids, Blacklist and Breaking Bad. So much to see, so little time!!!

...yet again another truly disgusting attack on wildlife. I'm sure a lot of you have seen the horrendous pics circulating on FB of the killing of hundreds of Calderon dolphins on the Danish coast of Feroe Island.
It seems to be some sick rite of passage that the teenagers take part in.

It's just too horrendous for words.

On the macabre note, I do hope you have a fabulous week and thanks for taking the time to stop by!




This week I...

...am on LEAVE!!!!!!! Can I get a woo hoo! I have been dying a slow death inside waiting for this day to arrive. This will be my home for the next week.

A cottage on a fruit farm, with NO electricity. Bliss.

...have been completely shocked by these videos for different reasons.

On first watching this video, I chuckled at the Afrikaans commentary and felt that blue volkswagen got exactly what it deserved. Later that day news broke that the elephant had been put down. Apparently it had been aggressive previously, but if you ask me, those retards aggravated it and when you see an elephant flapping its ears back off. The elephant is such a beautiful animal, it is heartbreaking!

This next video is about a pregnant lady's strange fetish with eating something weird....watch it here.

...have continued the #100HappyDays challenge. Read about it here. It really is making me appreciate the smaller things in life.

Have a great weekend!!!




Gluten Free

A few months ago I had the worst abdominal pain ever. I was dying. The Boyf even had to examine me. He isn't a very good doctor when I am the patient and always thinks I am overreacting. I went to writhe alone in pain in the sanctity of the spare room. I eventually had a scope, which was normal. The specialist gave me the pain-can-be-stress-related peptalk. I know that talk. I invented that talk. For patients who have nothing wrong with them.

So I decided to try cutting out different food groups and see if that helped. I decided I would do gluten, then dairy, then wheat. In that order.

I never got past gluten. After eating gluten free for a week, I felt like a new person. I shit you not. I know it sounds crazy, but it really made the world of difference. I used to have a bloated, sluggish, tummy ache for most of each day. It was gone! I used to get a headache nearly everyday and never go anywhere without my mini pharmacy in my handbag. The headaches were gone! I always felt tired. That was gone too.

My life had changed, but unfortunately so did every meal, going to dinner at friends.....and my one true love pizza. Many things contain gluten. Gluten is found in all flours, maizes, most cereals, breads, cakes, ALL Woolies pre made meals :( soya sauce and about a hundred other things. Eating gluten now is totally not worth it. If I do, it feels like an alien is eating away at the inside of my stomach and is about 10 times worse than my initial pain.

I have found various ways to still eat the things I love. Gluten free pizza bases. Colcacchio have them and so do some shops for making your own. Gluten free bread, gluten free flour (at most Pick n Pays in the health/nut section)and quinoa as a substitute for couscous (did I mention no couscous, sad I know).

This is one of my weekly meals now, homemade pizza and it doesn't taste bad at all!

Trust me you should at least try being gluten free for a few days.





There has been a challenge floating around on the internet called 100 Happy Days.

Basically it involves challenging yourself to catalogue 100 days in the form of pictures showing things that make you happy. It's aim is to make you appreciate the little things in life more. Read more about it here.

So far my pics have been very simple things, as I worked yesterday till today, but here they are...

Day 1 - small things

Day 2 - postcall bliss

I constantly feel like I complain a lot and so this is my way to remind myself 
to enjoy the smaller things in life!!! I challenge all of you to take this challenge, even in 2 days I have felt much more aware of things!





WOW!!! I cannot believe we are already one week into the NY. Holy crap!

Work has been crazy, so only a short post for today...

Here's one of the most talked about music videos of 2013, what a shocker!!!

More like terrible porn!

Have a good week.


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