Thursday, 27 January 2011

Catch Up Time

Day 1 went fantastically well, until 6.30pm when I cracked and binged :(

Day 1 hasnt happened again since.

I've had neuralgia (or so I thought) since before Christmas, ive really been suffering with pain in my face, I didnt realise how much it was getting me down. Well, I bit the bullet on Tuesday and went to the dentist in case it was a problem with my teeth. Came out minus one badly infected wisdom tooth and faceacheless, yay.

I went into work yesterday feeling like a new woman, raring to go again, my positiveness was back. ANd then my world came crashing down.

My mum's partner, Barry, my stepdad since I was 14, doesnt live with my mum any more but they were still a couple and were going on holiday tomorrow. They planned a shopping trip for yesterday, meeting at 12 to get some last minute bits and pieces. Barry didnt show up at 12, very unlike him as he's a stickler for timekeeping. By 130 my mum was worried enough to go check his flat, no answer but the windows were open and he wasnt answering his phone or buzzer. My mum rang me to see what she should do so I told her to ring the police for advice. They broke in and found that he'd passed away, some time since leaving my mum's house on Monday at 5.30. We still dont know whats happened but they think it was very sudden.

Im in shock, my mums in bits, we cant believe it. It has cured my binge eating for now though, I cant eat a thing.

RIP Barry, a very very special person 9.3.49 to 26.01.11 Night Night God Bless

A pic here I took of him at a childrens christmas disco in December, he was having such fun singing along to the kiddies music!!


  1. Oh, I am so unbelievably sorry for you. My heart is breaking for you and your mom. I just had a death in the family a week ago and it was sudden as well, so I can relate in at least some small way with what you are going through. So sorry again. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  2. So sorry to hear of your loss Gemma. My thoughts are with you and your family. Take care x

  3. Very sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts are with you all.x

  4. Oh what a shock for you! Please accept my condolences. Take care xxx

  5. Oh gosh Gemma, so sorry to hear of your family's loss. Thinking of you x

  6. So sorry to hear about your family's loss. This is my second time visiting your blog. I love your posts. Speaking of going to the dentist, I would like to share our experiences last week. My kids, Ava and Jason, visited our trusted Fayetteville, NC dentist. It's Ava's first time with the dentist's office and I'm happy that her check-up and cleaning just went fine. On the other hand, I can say that Jason loves the Fayetteville, NC dentists he met on our visit. Thanks for sharing, Gemma!

  7. sorry about your loss,i lost my dad a while back i know what your going through stay stong hun love and thoughts to you and your family x