The Wanderer Returns

Yes, it’s true, I’m back!! It feels like forever!! But since I was ill I decided I needed a well-needed break from blogging just so I could keep up to date with things in real life and concentrate on getting better. I’m still not really sure what’s wrong with me, we were pretty certain it was an overactive thyroid since I had loads of the symptoms (continually fast heart rate [it’s always over 100], losing weight for no reason, feeling exhausted a lot yet unable to sleep and just generally feeling ill and being physically unable to do anything some days). But as it turned out, my blood test results came back ‘just normal’ and my doctor is so useless I’m not having a follow up appointment.
So I’m now feeling a bit better after some good rest at home (although I still had to carry on doing a lot of work so I could keep up at uni), and now I’ve decided to start eating as healthily as possible to see if that makes a difference (don’t know why but Ben suggested it and I might as well). So I’ve been drinking a lot of fruit juice countered with a lot of water (otherwise I get cystitis…overshare, sorry!!) and eating lots of fruit and nuts as snacks instead of crisps and biscuits. Ben and I have always cooked pretty healthily anyway, we’ve never liked those ready meals and generally cook everything from scratch, but at the moment we’re adding extra vegetables and cutting down on meat, we’re trying to make our meals consist of at least 50% veg, and eating more vegetarian meals. I don’t know if it’s going to make a difference but I am feeling a little more energetic now (I can actually do things now, like outfit photos) and I’m not as dizzy. So what do you think, will it help?? I’m also wondering if any of you have had glandular fever?? Someone suggested to me that it could be that because the main bit of it lasted about 3-4 weeks and I have had these symptoms a few times before in the past (apparently glandular fever keeps recurring), although not as severe as this time.
Anyway, health problems aside, outfit talk time!! This is a new twist on one of my old favourite outfits, which I’ve posted here and here. This was one of the first outfits I actually remember being really proud of for being ‘fashionable’ and well put together. I still wear combinations of it nowadays, and this is a new twist on it with the maxi skirt. This black maxi skirt is a new favourite, I’ve had it about 3 weeks and I’ve worn it about a million times. It’s such an easy item to just throw on and seems to go with a lot more things than I though it would. It’s also really comfortable and warm so will be perfect throughout winter! The only problem I have with it is pairing shoes with it – I’ve just been putting black tights underneath it and plain black flats, but I’ll need to be breaking out my boots soon and I’m not sure how they’ll work with it, so any suggestions?
Red Cardigan: New Look
Striped Top (with crochet collar): Republic
Black Maxi Skirt: She Likes clothing (on eBay)
Black Flats: Primark
So anyway, hopefully I’m back for good again now =) I’ve got a new lens coming soon that I ordered with my birthday money, and I’ve managed to refund myself that money by selling clothes on eBay, which I need to get sending! So I’m really excited to get that and try it out =D Ben also bought me a Beginners’ Photography Day Course which I’m sorting out booking at the moment and I’m really excited to do that too. I’m really enjoying my photography at the moment and I’d like to work on it some more when I get some time, but I’m afraid I’ve got a lot of translating and dissertation-ing to do before then.




  1. November 14, 2011 / 10:30 pm

    Lovely to see you back! Have you ever researched M.E.? You sound EXACTLY how I felt when I was about 16: constantly tired/lacking in energy but unable to sleep, really dizzy and blanking when standing up, losing weight for no reason etc. I went to the doctors, had various blood tests, all of which returned “normal”. My doctor basically said that because my tests came back clear he couldn’t officially label me with glandular fever or M.E. despite us both knowing that’s what it was. To be honest I still struggle with my sleep and energy levels but I’ve learnt to know how much I can cope with on a daily basis so I can be fairly normal.

    Sorry for the long message. Just wanted to let you know that I know how you feel and you will improve. Don’t feel guilty about sleeping during the day either. If you need to sleep, then sleep!

  2. November 15, 2011 / 1:49 am

    So glad you’re back, Sian, and feeling a bit better! My doctor thought I had mono (glandular fever) a few weeks ago, and did a blood test, but it came back negative. I had a lot of the same symptoms – being really tired and just feeling sick!! I ended up starting to feel better by eating more fruits, as before I was sick I hadn’t been eating very much because of stress & then once I was sick, I had no appetite whatsoever. They now think maybe it was just a problem with my iron levels and hormones? I don’t know. Hopefully you will get sorted out, I hate being sick & not having a name for it!!

    You look lovely as well!

    xo Michelle

  3. November 15, 2011 / 6:41 pm

    Happy to have you back. Hope you start to feel better soon. Eating healthy never hurts although its tough to do 🙂 Cute outfit, love the color combo, its such a classic.

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