Saturday, August 13, 2011

Of Gods and Men movie

The New 'Normal'

Jordi spent the last week in South Miami Hospital because he was diagnosed with two infections. Docs wanted to get to the bottom of why these infections keep coming back. This was number 4 hospital stay for blood infections. So after five days of testing they found NOTHING! That was an huuuuuuuuuuuge relief on the one hand; no cancer, and a huge frustration on the other, no source to date that is causing these infections.

We did come home with some 'goodies'; a couple of weeks worth of antibiotics; a pic line and several dozen syringes filled with saline and other fluid, that WE get to inject three times a day, every eight hours, until September 5th. Okay this would constitute as a definitive 'Daily Drag'. The good news is he can actually walk around this this bulbous contraption, just puts it in his pocket whilst it's dripping into his arm. Ah the wonders of modern medicine!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Incendies movie

I love a movie that I can think about long after I've stepped out of the theater. And that's what I got when I went to the French movie, Incendies, last night. It was one of the heaviest movies I've ever seen but really interesting story. I read a review that described it as "Shakespearesque" and I have to agree. The tale, complex and circular, is reflective of what is going on in some middle east countries. Very scary but thought provoking. And I won't ruin it for those who haven't seen it. But when you do go please email me with your comments. I'm curious.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Cooking with my daughter

Yesterday Sophie and I watched The Barefoot Contessa, on the Food Channel, it made us hungry! So we went grocery shopping, bought all the ingredients and came home and cooked together. Not only did we create a tasty treat we had a great time in the kitchen. It's just fun to cook with others, something about the basic biological need-driven activity and the melding of mouth water ingredients, just one of my favorite daily delights.

Tomorrow morning we are planning on making sticky buns (another recipe from the BC).

Friday, August 5, 2011

Dance Dance Dance

I started a dance class, last Saturday, and I have to say it was more fun than I have had in ages. I can't wait until tomorrow to do it again. I think I'd be happy doing it 3-4 times a week!

Health Health Health

It's been a long time since my last post. I guess I'm posting because I spent the AM in the South Miami hospital, with Jordi, because he spiked a fever this AM. And for the last 10 days he's had "pain". He was doing pretty great and I just wasn't as grateful as I shudda been. I realize that when someone you love health is compromised all else goes to shit. Don't know about the rest of the world but I have no appetite and when I eat I taste nothing. So man, even my taste buds are compromised, and that sucks because I do love to eat. Hopefully it's something like the flu or the flu and he doesn't have any gd infection or worse. Until next time.