Sunday, 20 April 2014

Sunday Spotlight - 20th April 2014

Apologies for being rather quiet on here this last week. I had my gallbladder surgery on the 11th but wasn’t too well afterwards and ended up being kept in for a few days. I’m now home and slowly recovering, and am desperate to get back to blogging – I’ve really missed it!

This week, I’ve been loving…


This is probably a slightly odd thing to love, and I’m hoping it won’t come across sounding like I’m addicted to them or anything! I’ve just been struggling a lot with pain this week and I often find it difficult to find the right pain relief for me, because I’m allergic to so many analgesics! But thankfully in hospital they put me on a fentanyl pump, which helped so much more than anything has before, so I was really grateful for that. Unfortunately they don’t like to send you home on such a strong painkiller, so I’m back to my trusty tramadol for the next few weeks, until hopefully the pain will reduce enough for me to manage without.

Jelly Tots

Since my operation I’ve been having a lot of problems with eating and drinking. My tummy seems to be really sensitive at the moment, and a lot of the things I used to eat and drink are causing a lot of pain and sickness. So I’ve had to go right back to basics, trying plain foods and seeing what I can tolerate. I’ve swapped semi-skimmed milk for soya and am currently living on crumpets with Marmite and scrambled/poached eggs. It’s been getting me down quite a bit and I’ve been getting very anxious that it will contribute to a relapse with my eating disorder, so my Mum has been bringing in all sorts of bits and pieces for me to try. A lot of them have been fairly unsuccessful, but a few days ago she presented me with a little packet of Jelly Tots. I can’t even remember the last time I ate them – probably when I was a small child, so they brought back happy memories and I actually managed to eat them by spreading them through a whole day. Obviously I can’t live on jelly sweets, but it’s nice to be able to have to odd treat when I can.


I’ve always loved Easter. When I was a child it was more to do with the fact we always got piles of Easter Eggs to munch through, whereas now, although chocolate is always nice, I have come to enjoy the Christian meaning of Easter more. I love the thought of it being a time for new life and rebirth, and I like to see it as a time to reflect on the year so far and try and make changes to better myself. I also enjoy the fact that my family all get together on Easter Sunday and share lunch together. It’s quite rare for the whole family to sit down to eat together these days, so I really relish opportunities when we can. And of course, you can’t go wrong with an egg or two. I’ve spent so many Easters missing out on the commercial side of Easter because I couldn’t face foods like chocolate and sweets, and although this year is still going to be very difficult, I’m determined to try and not avoid it completely.

I received this beautiful hair slide from my Secret Easter Bunny

You can't have Easter without bunnies and Creme Eggs

What has grabbed your attention this week? I love hearing about people’s new discoveries and you may end up sharing something that makes it onto my list next week!

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