Tuesday, 4 January 2011

The Sickness Saga and The Case of the Disappearing Mel.

Ok....wowie - i havent posted in a while, and i feel i should apologise for being a fantastic magician and making myself disappear. But i shall explain what happened. Christmas and winter and sickness bloody happened. The week after i posted my last blog, waaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyy back before christmas, i got tonsillitis - now then, fun fact about mel no# 761; when i was about 8 i got a rare form of jnr shingles - and that basically wrecked my immune system for the rest of my life, no joke. Fun fact about mel no# 762; if i can walk, i dont take time off. As a rule i dont call in sick, which means not only do i get annoyed when someone does call in sick with something ive worked with, it also means i just dont get better. Case and Point, following that week i had tonsillitis up until christmas week when i finally managed to shake it off, working 9.5 hour shifts with literally zero voice really takes its toll on you, and eating healthily was the last thing on my mind. It was more a case of ear what i can get, and can eat quickly but will also keep me full for the next few hours. Similarly, working till 9 at night messes with your eating habits in ways you'd never thing imaginable - thankfully christmas is once a year, so come christmas eve i was happy :) i went home, i enjoyed christmas, i was happy :) .......... and then....

boxing day i started with a cough.
christmas monday the cough got worse whilst i was in work.
tuesday i woke up with the cough from hell, and aching limbs and joints and lead body, i could have cried, and spent most of my never ending 4 hour shift in work trying not to cry.
wednesday i called in sick. I CALLED IN SICK!! That NEVER happens, last time i was off was MAY! But heres the kicker, and why i called in sick - my temperature went nuclear. I was dripping with sweat yet was shivering, i could hardly breath, and i couldnt stand never mind walk. Ladies and gentlemen - i had the flu. Now, this episode of flu opened my eyes to something - ive never had the full blown flu until last week, getting out of bed and going to the loo then back to bed for a 10 minute sit down before progressing downstairs is not fun (my room gets very cold during the day so i werent gonna stay up there!) I also didnt eat for a few days, now come on - i didnt get to the weight i am by not eating. thats not me?? This is my 7th day off work, and im going back tomorrow - my boss has let me take mon and tue as days off so i dont lose anymore for this week so thats good :) even now i still have a cough, a sore throat and am sleeping sat up to prevent coughing fits. And i still feel pretty weak, bad times my dear readers, bad times indeed.

One thing about this illness that has actually pissed me off is this; I missed new year entirely.
Oh and another thing; i got michael jackson experience game for my wii for xmas and i have played it once, because i just dont feel well enough :( dammit i wanna dance! from what i saw it is awesome, and thriller is still as epic as i remember :) i also got the biggest loser uk workout dvd which i havent touched either for the same reason, but biggest loser uk starts on monday (9pm, itv) so watching that is really gonna spare me to get off my arse and do something. I love the biggest loser :)

Oooh and i got some more charms for my bracelet so ive taken a few snaps to share with ya'll...

The skulls my fave-est ever ever! What can i say? you cant take the rocker out of the rock and roll nerd ;) Nor, happily, can you take the nerd out of her either. Which takes me to my, sad to admit, fave gift of the year. It was from my fantabulous big brother, who drives a white van for a living so gets to mooch around the country, this gift is sold out everywhere, and he found it in a toys r us in  blackburn. what is it?

lmao!! its a squishy-squshy-squashy stress Adipose from Dr Who. Adipose are basically 'fat creatures' from an episode of Dr Who. Basically, a new diet pill was created, and when you took it these lil adorable fat creatures, kinda..well.. fell out of you :) - taken from wikipedia;

[edit] Adipose

Doctor Who alien
TypeLiving Fat
Affiliated withMatron Cofelia
Home planetBorn on Earth but are sent home to Adipose 3
First appearance"Partners in Crime"

The Adipose are aliens composed of living fat, featured in the episode "Partners in Crime". Their breeding world was lost, causing them to turn to "Miss Foster", or Matron Cofelia of the Five Straighten Classabindi Nursery Fleet, Intergalactic Class, to create a new generation. She formulated a drug that would cause human fat (adipose tissue) to morph by parthenogenesis into Adipose children. The process is generally harmless to the host beyond the loss of body fat; in emergencies the process can be accelerated, converting the host's entire body, which is fatal to the host and produces ill and weak Adipose children.[1] The official Doctor Who website's Monster Files feature states that the baby Adipose were taken into care by the Shadow Proclamation.[2]

Lets be honest, they're awesome and amazing and cute and im a nerd. Which i can further demonstrate by use of my new fave t-shirt,like ya know, EVER!

I bought that one myself and it arrived today, unfortunately the picture quality leaves a lot to be desired as the shirt is actually very bright green. But, mih, its still pretty damn awesome. :) Oh and before i forget, i bought my mum the Glee boxset for christmas and she's been watching while ive been off, and i never thought i'd say this, and honestly - i almost feel a bit dirty saying this - dammit, im a Gleek!! ;)

Anyway, enough nof my nerdiness - shall we discuss weight?? eeep. So, i stepped on the scales the other and was fully expecting no coach parties to flash up on the led screen, or possibly a cry of pain. In fact, neither of those things happened, what did happen was the following - DRRRRUUUMMM ROLL PLEASE...

7LBS. Yes i gained, and ate utter shite for a fair few weeks, but the long days in work must have helped burn off and ive only gained 7lbs. Yes its a gain, but its 7lbs. I can easily gain a stone and half without batting an eye lad. But, im feeling so good :) so motivated :) 2011 is the year of mel. My new years resolutions this year are simple. Look after Mel. Be it diet, taking time of when i need it, exercise or slapping a face mask on once a week. Ive decided i need to look after number 1 this year. :) :) :) :)

peace out peoples x x

N:B;- please excuse me, im still getting over the flu and im in desperate need of 10 cc's of hair dye. STAT!


  1. Hope you feel better soon hun. Glad you've not totally vanished off the face of blog land! I'll let you off seen as you've been poorly sick though xxx

  2. Well done on getting back on the horse, feels good doesn't it? 2011 is gonna be the year we conquer this now, no reasons why not and no excuses to let us off!


    P.S Thanks for saying when TBL starts, I was looking for it on the tv planner the other day and couldn't find it! xx

  3. thanks for the comments :)

    yes, im still alive - i was just struggling with doing anything but work and sleep :(

    and your very welcome :) i <3 tbl :)

    x x x