Here are some of the random things I’ve typed into Google this week. (Any one else really missing the Olympic themed game google doodles?)
Jason Manford Blog
I’d read that Mr Manford had a pop at the trolls that were saying disgusting things about Gary Barlow following the loss of his daughter, and his performance at the Olympic closing ceremony.
I decided to read his blog post, and am glad that I did. It’s a beautifully written piece, and I hope it goes some way to shaming the supposed human beings who wrote such awful things. I agree with every word Jason says.
If you’d like to read it (I urge you to), go here
St John Ambulance
I’m a qualified First Aider (in the work place), and enjoyed the training & the thought of helping people so much that I want to go a step further. My dream job when I was little was to be a paramedic, and I’m unsure as to why I didn’t follow that career path now. There’s still time I suppose. Anyway, I’ve contacted the St John’s Ambulance with a view to getting more training, and volunteering for them at events in and around Cambridge.
Stomach Ulcer Symptoms
I’m sure I’ve mentioned before that I’m a sufferer of IBS. This is what the Docs say you have when they essentially don’t know what makes you feel so ill. I won’t go into too much detail but cramps, bloating and toilet issues are a daily recurrence in my life, and it’s difficult to manage because what you react to can change on a daily/weekly/monthly basis.
The pain I get has changed recently, it’s more of a burning, acidic pain and it’s in a different place than usual. To me, it feels like an ulcer, hence why I did some research on it. I’m not sure if I fit the demographic of people who usually get stomach ulcers, but I’ve decided to take action and have booked a docs appt for a weeks time, and until then will be keeping a food, pain and toilet diary so an assessment can be made. Fingers crossed it gets sorted, as I’m not sure how much longer I can cope with being doubled over in pain regularly!
September & November Birthstone
September = Steve's birthday, November = mine. I can’t remember now why I wanted to know what our birthstones are, but FYI – his is sapphire and mine is topaz. Lovely stuff.
What have you Googled this week?
p.s - apologies for the dodgy image sizes. Blogger seems to have taken a real dislike to me uploading more than 2 pics to my blog. Clearly need to take better pics!!