Friday, 25 October 2013

Still Hanging In There

It's been a long while since I posted, it's been too long since I've posted in fact and that's been for a couple of very good reasons. I'm still not one hundred percent ready to write yet, it may take quite a long while in fact to be honest with you but I'm posting here so that you all know that I am okay and that I miss writing.

I still try to comment on as many blogs as possible, I actually believe there's certain blogs I haven't missed a comment under since I stopped writing my own posts. I've always outright admitted that I view commenting under my favourite blogs as being more important than writing my own blog posts and that hasn't changed one bit although like I say I do miss writing.

The main reason behind my lack of writing is that I've been very very ill recently. I can't really elaborate further than that because quite frankly I don't know what's wrong with me myself although a recent diagnosis put upon me after a less than ten minute long appointment was that I have vertigo. Whether that's true or not that it's vertigo, the fact that it's been completely ignored that I've got vertigo and been ill in so many different ways recently due to having an extremely weak immune system is what bothers me so I'm in a real fight to get well soon.

Work was busy for a while which of course factored into how little I've been able to write but for the last two or three weeks my work has been pretty minimal because I just haven't been well enough to go in. It's pretty worrying because we're opening up this temporary Christmas shop in a local shopping mall next week and there's lots of money to be earned from working there full time, if I can only get well enough. I hope all my readers are okay and are having a better time of it recently than I've had, I love you all.



  1. Sorry about the vertigo! I know someone that had that ...not fun! Hope you're getting the proper treatment for it and can get back to work!

    Thanks for visiting my blog while you're not posting yourself...I always enjoy your comments! :)

  2. Focus on getting better, then worry about work! Your health is always the most important thing.
    It's so good to hear from you again - I've appreciated all of your comments on my blog, even though you're not writing at the minute.
    I hope you feel better soon! :)

  3. I really hope that you get better soon man. If you're still sick then you need to go back to the doctors and keep pressing them.

  4. Fun to see you around as you try and beat poor Hank haha hopefully your health will get better soon, but it takes a while

  5. Matthew,
    I'm so sorry to read this. I've been thinking about you and hoping you were well.

    Please take care of yourself and I hope that you recover quickly. Sending prayers and positive thoughts your way.

  6. Glad you're still around, even if you're not entirely ok. :/

    As a fellow vertigo sufferer, I sympathize. I've had many days where it's so bad that I'm nauseous and dizzy and headachy and can't really do anything but lay in bed or lay on the couch. And the best my doctor can give me is xanax or valium because as he says there aren't really any medications to fix it, the best they can do is make you not care.

    Hang in there, take your vitamins and maybe some orange juice and get lots of rest. I hope you get better soon!

  7. Oh Matthew, I'm so sorry you haven't been well. Vertigo is awful. My late husband had bouts of it and it wasn't fun. Until you know for certain what it is, it's hard to treat. Just try to take it easy and write when you can. Sending healing energies your way!!

  8. So sorry you're not feeling well but I'm so happy you're back. Thanks for visiting my place all this time. You're a good friend.

  9. I'm sorry to hear! How do you work up the energy to comment if you're that ill? Best of luck, though. Get better soon!

  10. Oh man, you're like the Caucasian (and European) version of me. What are you sick with? We should compare notes and share stories.

  11. So lovely to hear from you. I really hope you soon feel better & can get back to writing. I'm so grateful you've still been commenting on my blog, I love reading your comments & really appreciate that you've still taken the time to comment when you're going through such a difficult time yourself.
    Much love Adele xoxo

  12. So sorry you are not well. You need to do what the doctors tell you and get better soon my lovely young friend.
    Sending hugs xx

  13. welcome back sir!

    glad to see you're keeping busy and, well, not sure what you can do to fight vertigo but keep thinking healthy/positive thoughts.

    Don't fret about the blogging sabbatical. It does some good to take time away from the keyboard and gather thoughts sometimes.

  14. I'm sorry to read you haven't been well Matt ~ Please take care of yourself and concentrate on your health ~

    Thanks for your lovely visits in my blog ~ Happy week ahead ~

  15. I hope you get well soon Matthew!! Sendin you all my best for a quick recovery. Thanks so much for all the sweet comments you leave on my means a lot.

    :) erica

  16. I hope you get better soon doll, take good care of yourself and I hope the doctors can help you to get better. I have another blog friend that has vertigo and it's been hard for her at times. Don't worry about blogging or comments, just take good care of yourself!! Big hugs to you...thanks for always commenting though, it's really sweet, precious!! Just take good care of yourself!! xx

  17. I'm glad to see you posting again, though not quite under the ideal circumstances. I had my mystery illness earlier this year, so I know how that goes. Not knowing what you have is the worst part, and it sucks that doctors think they know the answer after spending just 5-10 minutes with you. I hope you get it solved and I certainly hope you feel better!

  18. Oh Matthew! I'm so sorry to hear that you are ill. I'm sending positive thoughts your way! Take care of yourself. I hope you feel better very soon!

    Your loyal readers will be here when you return! :)

  19. I'm so happy to read an update from you Matt, I actually visit your site whenever I blog to see if you posted anything new. If you're not ready yet to write, that's totally fine since your health is definitely more important. I really hope you'll get well soon and I'll definitely send you lots of prayers for faster recovery. Take as long as you need and always put yourself first yea?

    Thanks so much for always visiting my blog, it means a lot to me that you're still supporting my blog regardless of the personal issues you're going through. You're a wonderful friend, and I appreciate it a lot!

    Get lots of rest and I can't wait to see you write again.
    Take care always, Matt. xx

  20. I'm so sorry, Matthew. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers for a road to smooth and swift recovery.

    Keep faith.
    Hugs and love,

  21. Hey Matthew,

    Really sorry to hear how sick you have been-no fun at all! I love you blog and am so sorry i haven't left more comments. i hope you feel better really soon .

    Thank you so much for leaving such a nice comment on my "Non-blog"...i really appreciate you!

    Take best of care, xoxo,

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  23. Aw, Matthew. I'm so sorry to hear you're not feeling well. I really hope you start feeling better soon. I will hold you in my thoughts and prayers!!

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  25. I was glad when I saw your post, but then kind of sad when I read it. I hope for your rapid recovery to normal health and normal productivity. This is not a wish for you complete normalcy as I like who you are and the way you express yourself.

    I'm honored to be among those where you leave regular comments. I look for your comment every day my post goes up. You are definitely one of my favorite commenters--you have a way of lifting my spirits.

    Get better so you can get back to working and writing and all your other life things. You have a unique voice in the blogging world.

    Tossing It Out

  26. So sorry to read that you are feeling 'bleurgh' ... if it is vertigo I really do sympathise as my dad has had bouts of it over the years and really has felt pretty rough. BUT, I would get back to the docs and get a second opinion and certainly some help to try and sort it out.
    I have got to echo Arlee Bird's comment ... I too really do appreciate the fact that you always take the time to comment on my blog and you really do have a unique voice. I have certainly missed your posts - I don't always comment but I do always read.
    Take care of yourself and please get some help. As soon as you can, get back to work, earn some extra money and treat yourself to something nice - you deserve it.
    M x

  27. Matthew. I can always count on a comment from you. Stupidly for some reason it is making me cry just writing this. WTF is that about? You touch my heart. Maybe it's the "mother/grandma" in me but I wish I could be with you to be your "constant". I care so much about you. Know that. Please know that.

  28. Matthew, I'm new here and sad to hear I've missed the majority of your writing. I know what it's like to deal with extreme health challenges and how long term they can take a toll, but keep your chin up, eh? Look for the good things each day, and remember you've got a loving blog community of people offering prayers and positive thoughts on your behalf. Plus one today. =)