I wish I had a brilliant reason as to where I’ve been over the last two months. First off I want to apologise for my absence, my time on social media has been sparse over the course of the last few weeks and to the best of my ability, I’m going to explain a few things.
I want to start off with my health. I’m a insulin dependent type 1 diabetic, since I was diagnosed with diabetes six years ago I have almost always been on top of it and hardly ever had an issue with it. At the beginning of last month/late November I had a moment where I snapped. My mental health was at an all time low and I decided that I wasn’t going to continue to take care of myself. Long story short, I stopped taking my insulin for a couple of days and my body began to shut down. I developed a slight case of ketoacidosis and I ended up in the hospital.
A little while after everything was sorted with my diabetes and I became well enough to update you all over on twitter, my family and I decided it was time for a break. I booked into a medical facility to receive treatment for my depression, anxiety and bi-polar. This isn’t the first time I’ve sought help for my mental health and to be honest, I know it won’t be the last. I’ve never spoken about my mental health on my blog because I see Gay In The Middle as an outlet where I get to have fun doing what I do and I will continue to keep GITM as what it is, a place where people can come for a laugh and an informed review about whatever I’ve put in my butt.
In saying that, I am very behind with my reviews. I’ll have one up shortly after I post this update and I’ll continue to post over the next few days. I hope everyone has had a great start to the year and I don’t know about you, but I am too keen to find out what the following year brings me … and my butt.