I know; I know! No expletives allowed; by order of the board; (dumb owner of this site).
Before I start rambling on with the usual drivel, I once read that the word ‘bloody’ was NOT a swear word/expletive, but had a religious connection, going back centuries to when we English were Catholics, and when something was amiss the peasants and serfs, would all hurriedly bless themselves, and utter the words ‘by our lady’; which over time gradually got watered down to a quick cross, and a ‘bloody’.
Now, if that’s not the greatest load of codswallop, then I don’t know what is! 👿
Those hardy souls that have been following my whinging over the last few years, will recall how I’ve been carrying on, usually about being ‘damned tired’, most of the time; and had lost most of, what little interest I have in ‘blogging’.
Well I’m not so sure that’s going to change for the worse, and me post more, or what, but one morning last week, Wednesday I think it was, at 03.40 hours (that’s 3.40 am) exactly. Coco came and woke me up, wanting a bit of a cuddle and fuss, and a trip to the front garden to check on the plumbing, the door at the back is usually left ajar so that he can pop out if the need arises, but he seems to prefer the personalized service from his person.
He thinks he’ll get a treat for being a good boy!
When he eventually came back in, he decided he wanted some more loving, so while I’m stroking and telling him what a good puppy dog he is; the penny dropped!
Besides being tired I’ve lost a fair bit of weight. After losing my stomach, 3½ years ago, my weight fell to 65 kg (143.3 lb or 10s 3lb), which pleased everybody and there it stayed; well pretty close to it. But the last few months it’s been dropping quite steadily until now I’m just 58 kg (127.9 lb).
Is it any wonder, that I’ve been tired, these last couple of months or so?
Then, as I said, the penny dropped.
I’m not that fond of taking and swallowing pills or capsules, and I suppose I’m pretty fortunate that I only have to take two prescription capsules, once a day. As the War Office and junior members of the family are keen to point out, many people my age, take 10, 20 30 a day and don’t complain; and I point out just as strongly that I also take 5 vitamin and mineral capsules a day too! 😈
And when the penny dropped I realized I hadn’t been taking my ‘Pig Pills’, the Creon capsules, loaded with, enzymes derived from porcine pancreas,. That’s what it states on the container!
It is these ‘Pig pills’ that extract all the good stuff from the food that I devour, much in the way that my stomach used to do, and as a consequence of not taking them my food has been going in one end and going out without doing it’s duty; consequently I’ve been getting little, to no, nourishment from the small amount that I do eat and I must admit it’s been rather difficult forcing food down of late.
But all will be well 😛 , I’m back on my ‘P.P’s’ and feeling much better already, haven’t checked the weight, I don’t eat that much to show any great change, so I’ll give it a week, or two, and hope to come up smiling, 😀
I’m now taking a third prescription drug!
8, yes, EIGHT a day, every day 😦