It has been a long while since my last post and I apologise for that. The illness I have has yet to be contained or in fact has not got better 😥
Some days are just so tough and I have had a lot of problems leaving the house, and for anyone who has every suffered with UC will totally understand. It unfortunately is not something you can bring up randomly in passing conversation, especially when you have to rush to the bathroom with no warning, as one UC suffer mentioned recently it is like a time bomb, one that at any second can go off! However I have been trying to be positive and although I have very bad days where my energy is completed depleted and I have to sleep to regain my strength. It does nothing for your self esteem and I have cried off so many dinners and nights out with friends due to the chronic illness. I do feel like my life is somewhat on hold and that I am fighting every day, my mantra often saying I won’t let this beat me into submission, but this week I have done exactly that given into it. I have read some comforting testimonials from many sufferers and this has somewhat lifted my spirits knowing that I am not alone in this miserable disease. Diet is one that I am really investigating at the moment and have tried a number of variations of wheat/gluten free and am about to embark on SCD (Specific Carbohydrate Diet) extremely hard for a hard core vegan! but I am willing to try a variation on the diet, although I am not prepared to ear meat at this time but willing to try fish and eggs to see if this indeed will heal me. I found a very interesting blog and youtube channel by fernpixel and her words and advice have given me a lot of hope. I wish this post was full of wonderful new adventures for Neotropic and not one filled with negativity, but fear not I am working hard on the remix album and I have been very blessed with so many great mixes and I am keeping my fingers crossed that I will get a release at some point in the year, in all honesty it is the one thing that keeps me going, that and the wonderful friends and fans who have been so supportive over this time.
A good tip for a lovely album is the Architects and Heroes sampler album which can be found at this link http://www.facebook.com/pages/Architects-Heroes-Records/115443481845140?ref=ts&v=wall so check them out…..
January’s end is here and at least the sun is shining today and this lifts my spirits as I peer out of the window.