It occurred to me yesterday that I had forgotten all my liquid feeds … Oh dear !!!! Never mind i will have to find food !!! So coffee and dunked biscuits for breakfast and a mousse. We then made our way to Brighton we started with looking at Kensington Gardens which is hippie alternative scene full of independent shops which captures smells, music and artwork …no distasteful chain shops with their impersonal touch , bored staff and no originality.Then we caught a bus to Hove to a gathering of the mermaids , a procession to raise funding for a charity to preserve sea life…it was a small procession but Louise was in her total element as we mingled and took photographs …sadly as the procession was due the rain came down , it blew over quite quickly as the samba band led the wave of mermaids and other sea creatures along the seafront.
As we had walked quite far again I needed an input of energy, when i go out now i have residual anxiety of finding food that I can eat. We did find a wonderful soup cafe and I ordered poached eggs with salmon and hollandaise sauce and cold blended gazpacho soup all on my iPad to a helpful lady who seemed to understand my predicament.
We returned the hotel and then got into swimming gear and went to the spa and I fell asleep after a blissful swim and sauna . My highpoint of the day was simple a bath with a bath ball of my favourite scent Karma ( not the cat ) which Louise bought me from Lush as soaked my painful limbs and relaxed … I then snuggled into my PJs and had an early night .
So today was pretty uneventful in relation to MND , Louise didn’t seem to bother about long silences and we played scrabble on my iPad to make up for some time when we might be socialising . I reflected on the day if I hadn’t had MND . I would have started the day with a run around the park and then a swim and a big breakfast in the hotel , the whole works and the off to Brighton , I would have danced to the samba band , and picked up fish and chips to eat on the beach. The alternative thought is I wouldn’t have been there if I hadn’t MND, I would have been home writing up my thesis. There is a always an alternative way of thinking about any situation, your thoughts about issues really does determine you’re respective and consequential emotions .