‘Don’t argue!’ ‘I’m a bloody idiot!’

I know; I know!ย  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! ๐Ÿ‘ฟ

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’,ย  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,ย  at 03.40 hoursย  (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, 3ยฝ 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! ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

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 thatย  I do eat and I must admit it’s been rather difficult forcing food down of late.

But all will be well ๐Ÿ˜› , 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, ๐Ÿ˜€

The bear

I’m now taking a third prescription drug!

8, yes, EIGHT a day, every day ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

23 thoughts on “‘Don’t argue!’ ‘I’m a bloody idiot!’

  1. I’m pleased the penny dropped

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    1. I am trying to think of a way to work in the phrase “Spend a penny”, but nothing is springing to my tired brain. Maybe I need some of M’Lord’s magic pills?

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      1. Well next time you use a ‘Public Toilet’ you can sit and ponder the origins of the expression;
        My ‘Pig Pills’ wont help but I have some that will, Senokot, available from your nearest ‘Chemist Warehouse’ ๐Ÿ‘ฟ

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  2. Lisa H Perkins 28/11/2018 — 00:19

    My dear friend, I take 22 pills a day and a shot every other week, and not sure any do much good. However i like being among the living so i will continue.

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    1. Well I’m catching up Lisa, now I’m back taking my PP’s I’m having 10 prescription pills/capsules PLUS 5 vitamins; I wouldn’t mind living amongst the living but there’s a lot of walking dead around ๐Ÿ‘ฟ

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  3. There’s always a good reason for a sudden weight lossโ€”glad you found out about yours! Stay healthyโ€”and grumpy, it seems to agree with you!

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    1. Mine was through my own stupidity and arrogance Diane, and I’m heartily ashamed of myself, but don’t worry it won’t last ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

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  4. Love the story of the origins of Bloody. I always think of it as a very English word, not Irish, not Scottish and not Welsh, our word and therefore not an import so I donโ€™t regard it as a bad swear word.
    I was interested to read on your blog that someone regarded the word Darn as a swear word, to me it sounds as mild as us saying โ€˜blooming thingโ€™

    I am very relieved to hear the reason for the weight loss. I was getting worried about that. Keep taking the pills!

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    1. I still believe the origin as stated is a large dollop of hogwash; but it’s a good story to use especially if I get a holy roller going off at me for using it.
      Darn I take to be a derivation of our damn, the Americans have a funny way of past tense, always amuses me when they use ‘dove’ as the past tense of dive. Why not dived into the pool, not dove into the pool, and with that I’ll ^v^ ^v^ flap my wings and fly, beari the dove of peace ๐Ÿ‘ฟ ๐Ÿ˜€

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  5. Oh dear, you were wasting away to nothing! So glad you’ve taken steps to remedy that. I won’t even try to count the number of prescription pills and supplements I take every day, but it’s a lot more than 8. I use those 7-day pill boxes to stay organized, but I still forget occasionally. (I wish forgetting would make me lose weight!)

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    1. I really was wasting away Susan; when down to my weight it does show, and have an effect, the loss of just a few kg.is quite alarming.
      I’m now taking an EXTRA 8, all up 15 pills, and capsules, a day now, it’ll drive me bonkers, but as the War Office assures me it’ll be a short drive.

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  6. Brian,
    so you, like many others, are in the pill club. I take 7 each morning – BP, bones, eyes and Omega 3. You are probably a little under weight and should take the action you suggest, but a few porters down at the “Vic” would do you no harm. My doctor is always nagging me to get my weight down, so I have the opposite problem. Let me know a convenient day for our Christmas drink at the old “Vic”. Perhaps the Polish Princess will deign to join us.

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    1. have you thought of drinking ‘ponies’, ‘stead of schooners’ ? ๐Ÿ˜ˆ
      I’m working on a leave pass but at the moment methinks our drinks will be a post Christmas drink this year, when I think about it that happened last year.

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  7. Ira Kowalski 28/11/2018 — 07:48

    Thank god the Pig Pills are doing what they are supposed to be doing.
    I think you need the real thing. A good German type lunch at the Old Vic, ie Pork cutlets and sauerkraut, or something in that vein. I am sure if we give the lovely chef warning, he would come up trumps.
    This is an invite. I am sure Neill also could do with a pork cutlet, all washed down with a porter.
    The healthiest lunch you could possibly have.
    I wonder if there is a kosher or halal version of the PP.
    And love to Coco.

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    1. I must admit I dislike sauerkraut to the extent that I think it’s an abomination, however that being said I’m rather fond of pork, I roasted a boned leg last Sunday and it was delicious, I might put that lovely chef to shame. And as for that word trump, it’s not very welcome here for some reason.
      Neill suggests some pre Christmas drinks at the Vic; but I might have to make it post, the only day I see as being a possibility for me is Sunday the 23rd and the War Office hasn’t told me what’s on on that date as yet,

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  8. Aw. Poor Lord ๐Ÿป iOfBow. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
    But, yay! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I am so glad you found out what’s going on and that the Pig Pills ๐Ÿท are doing their job once again! ๐Ÿ™‚
    I’m happy Coco is keeping you on your toes! ๐Ÿ˜€
    HUGS!!! to you! PATS to Coco! ๐Ÿถ
    ๐Ÿ™‚ :mrgreen: ๐Ÿ˜ˆ ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜œ ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Carolyn, disaster or something has struck, My WordPress won’t let me paste my smileys, on the posts any more, -shades of things to come??? ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ž๐Ÿ˜ต
      Now it let me do them in the comments, which is something to crow ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ“ ๐Ÿ” about ๐Ÿ˜œ but not in the post, ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ž๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ž
      ๐Ÿถ ๐Ÿพ Coco is getting too bossy, and likes to keep me hopping, but that’s in the hope of getting more ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ—๐Ÿช๐Ÿช๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ—๐Ÿช๐Ÿช, he likes chicken and biscuits, that’s Aussie biscuits, not Yankee ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ˆ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

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      1. Oh, that is a disaster! No smileys in posts?! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

        Well, at least you can put them in your comments!
        ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿถ :mrgreen: ๐Ÿ˜ˆ ๐Ÿ˜œ

        YAY for good food! ๐Ÿ˜‰
        HUGS for you! PATS for Coco!

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    2. Hello Brian Smith and Carolyn,

      I like your creative play with various emojis here indeed!

      I used to have an orchid-loving friend whose dark-coloured dog is also named Coco, to which I had gifted a dark brown Teddy Bear as a toy.

      If you know of any dog (or any pet or animal for that matter) smart enough to respond to art or music with flair, please kindly tell the story by leaving your comments at my specially written post entitled “SoundEagle in Debating Animal Artistry and Musicality”, published at https://soundeagle.wordpress.com/2013/07/13/soundeagle-in-debating-animal-artistry-and-musicality/

      Happy December to you!


  9. It sounds like another pork problem.

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    1. Problems; problems where would we be without them

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  10. Wish someone had suggested Pig Pills for my bro’.


    1. I was just fortunate in that Dr Sandroussi and his team found me

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