Another week, another blood test, and this week’s hospital visit was enhanced by a dose of Pentamadine. Pentamadine is given through a nebuliser (which pumps air or oxygen through a liquid medicine to turn it into a vapour, which is then inhaled), and is to protect me from getting pneumonia. I think. The blood results were fine, and though the Pentamadine isn’t exactly tasty, it’s never a problem or remotely painful having it.
There was, as usual, a decent amount of time spent waiting, but that helped me to read ‘A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian’ by Marina Lewycka… It was funny, and had me laughing out loud occasionally, but also managed to be quite moving in places. I’d recommend it, as I would (perhaps even more so) ‘The History of Love’ by Nicole Krauss. The latter was stunning: beautifully-written and heart-breaking. It’s also very literary.
I’m back in on Monday, because they think my blood counts may have started to drop by then. I’ve also signed up to attend a patients/medical staff meeting the week after, organised by the Cancer team. It might be interesting, and it’ll be a good chance to mention i) food and ii) internet provision.
Here’s a photo of MC and me chez Jo, Sooz and Aoifeu (and Tara, though she was taking the photo):
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Also agree that Short History of Tractors etc is brilliant, will try the other one.
Great to hear all is well and that your 2007 is going ok.
Not a lot of news from windy Germany, except we now have a hole in the roof and a half uprooted tree in the garden after the “huricane” that we had on Thursday!! Hope you didn’t get blown away.
Don’t forget to come visit (if you can find the time!) before we move back this summer.
All our love
Christian & Hannah xxxx
tesoro mio, guardando la foto davvero non mi sembra possibile che alla fine sia riuscita a conoscere i tuoi amici…per un anno ne ho sentito parlare, ho visto le loro foto sul blog…ed ora mi sembra cosi strano che io sia in una foto insieme a loro:-)))))))))))))
beh, intervento un pò superfluo, ma è la sensazione che ho provato per un breve istante guardandola….:-)
Love from us all for a very happy 2007-your radio research job sounds very interesting.Congatulations.All back to school after lovely Australian Christmas.G not very well and whole school seems to be waiting to know if she will be fit for the Brunei Football Tour…Jess scored very highly in her Geography ‘field research’ on tourism in which all the respondants to her questionnaire were fabricated.Fab initiative as it saved slogging up and down Orchard road tracking visitors but has raised some ethical issues…Nina played the part of a chinese tourist who thought the driving range was the highlight of her stay.more anon,hilarious
Hi there George,
So glad you’re doing OK…I loved the Ukraine book..good you are researching etc. Don’t forget to come and stay when ever you want…am still organising poetry and have Andrew Motion on board…will keep you informed. Keep eating healthy stuff and don’t over do it! love audrey and paul
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Scusa sconosciuta…ma tu che mi insulti dalla mattina alla sera,dovevi decidere di dire una cosa bella sul mio conto proprio su questo blog????per la serie:voglio imbarazzarti pubblicamente…ok, ora è ufficiale, george sa che anche le mie amiche sono…matte come me;-)
George, perdonaci, spero che il suo commento ti abbia almeno strappato una risata…:-)