Saturday, 16 September 2017

My 2 year sick leave

Dear Readers,

As the title says, I haven't been well for the past two years.

But things are improving, so I'm taking the opportunity to mark this day, two years after my last post, as a victory over pain and torture and a celebration of my family's endless support.

After many examinations at the doctor's and various specialists it turns out that I suffer from multiple health issues, some extremely rare. For some problems there's no cure, only medicine that can ease the pain and discomfort. Other issues can be helped with exercises.

Some issues have been with me all my life as a result of a mutated gene, but only become a problem with age, others have developed as a result of the first combined with a stressing time two years ago.

Until I got the current medicine my body was in terrible pain and torture. I feared I was going to die. Now I know that I can handle a very high level of pain - and that's a victory to me!

This evening I'm going to see a group of dear friends who's only seen me once during the last two years. Although we're staying at home due to others not being well either, we're dressing up and having great food and drinks! So, here's a look at my outfit:

My new uniform of jersey trousers, t-shirt and kimono. Here with heels

As you can tell I've put on weight. That happens when you're confined to the sofa for months and months. The result is a whole new wardrobe. That sounds way more fun than it actually is!

My plan for the future is to be as active as my health allows me. That means I will try to update my blog once a week, and then see how it goes.

The best to all of you - see you soon!


  1. Hello! Great to see you again! You look fabulous in that kimono robe - the whole outfit yells, "I'm ready!" Sorry to hear of your health issues, but I'm glad you've found a way to manage your condition so that you can do the things you love once again. Big hugs.

  2. I hear you on 'The Pain Gain' - I managed somehow to gain about 80 pounds in the last three years after chronic back pain and the resulting constant exhaustion of not being able to sleep more than 5 hours without waking up in what I called 'ache-ony'.

    And yet, the health window creaks back open a bit and the light begins to seep back in and small improvements are met with grateful acknowledgments.

    Returning to care about what you're dressed in is a win over ill-health and I'm very glad to participate in your first victory lap after two years.

    LOVE the shoes and envious you can pull off the reds in the bag and kimono without it looking too matchy-matchy or muddying the red tones when viewed together.

    Hoping all the best health for you and welcome back at the pace that best suits you.

  3. Welcome back to the blogging world , it was a treat to find your post in my inbox.I am sorry you have been so unwell for such a long time , hopefully the medication will be the answer for you.On another note your oriental vibe coat is lovely and you shared a wonderful evening together.Take care, Jill.

  4. Dear Tine,
    I am very sorry to read that you have so much pain and sorrows but I am very happy to see you again and. I admire you how you take your illness and how you nevertheless battle to keep stylish in any case. You manage it well, you look beautiful in your Asia inspired look. All the best for you my dear! I look forward to see you and read your posts.

  5. Dear Tine, it's great to hear from you! But I am so sorry to hear that you haven't been well! I am glad that there is some help with medicine and exercise, and support of your family, and that you are going to meet with friends after a long time!

    You look wonderful in your kimono! I love the necklace and your fun shoes. I also put on weight since last time we talked, and yes, buying new dresses has been lots of fun, so it really isn't as bad as it might seem!

    I hope you will feel well enough to blog regularly again, your style has always been a fun and inspiration!

    Take care!

  6. Oh my Tine, I knew you had disappeared from the bloggerhood, but these things seem to happen, so I did not think further about it. I was so happy to see you resurface with a comment on my blog. My heart goes out to you and your family for having to go through such pain and suffering for such an extended time. You must be incredibly strong. Welcome back.