A few things have been going on to keep me from this blog over the past few days.
I have been going through a few ‘ups and downs’ in my quest to find sobriety and peace of mind.
As I wrote to a friend last week, I have been “in and out” of booze, “in and out” of bars, and “in and out” of relationships, of one sort or another.
All pretty turgid stuff which in the end has taken me nowhere, but ever further to rock bottom.
I didn’t think that my readers wanted to read more of the same, and I didn’t particularly relish all the condemnatory comments which would inevitably spring forth.
So I just took a bit of a holiday from my writing, notwithstanding the fact that on many days I was in no condition to write anything.
For those of you who have been long time followers of my blog, you will know that I do have these periodic absences, and maybe they are a good thing as it gives me a bit of a rest from daily writing, and refreshes my ‘creative juices’.
Then, at the end of last week I was in Bangkok for three days to visit with Dave, and that was not a particularly pleasant experience.
Since I returned to Pattaya, I have been laid low with severe food poisoning.
I ate a load of dodgy, raw oysters last Saturday evening, and have been ill ever since. I haven’t eaten for two days and am so weak that I spend most of my time sleeping, only to wake up for another visit to the loo – to pass ever more liquid.
I dragged myself to see a Doctor today, but apart from changing the main antibiotic, he prescribed the same electrolytes, as I was already taking and told me what I already know – no food, no milk, plenty of water, and so on. He told me that I was very low on salts (he could not detect any in my stomach by feeling it), which accounted for my weak, dehydrated state.
This illness may be a blessing in disguise as I haven’t taken a drink since Saturday, and the enforced abstinence may help to wean me off the booze. I was really struggling to stop.
Anyway, hopefully back soon, with more tales of my ‘exciting’ life – and believe me – the tales never stop!
Assuming I don’t pass away in the meantime!!