20 January, 2009

Consumptive Diaries Part 29 - Not Much Longer Now!!

Went for my monthly hospital check - except that it's been nearly 2 months since my last visit.
Was a tad nervous about my liver results after the battering i gave it over the holidays, but my liver is a tough little bugger.
And the results are good. The numbers are tad up, but only 1 or 2 points. The doctor's not worried, so neither am i - especially considering i had food poisoning last week.
Word to the not-so-wise - NEVER EVER eat oysters. They are evil and a creation of the devil. Add a 'D' (for 'dangerous') to oyster, mix it up and what do you get? DESTROY!!!!!!!!! And that's what the little bugger did. Still haven't fully got my appetite back yet.

Anyway, let me get back to the exciting topic of TB, before i launch into a rant about various seafood that i have known, loved & spewed over.

My next hospital appointment will be 17th February. This will be my last.
The doctor gave me 35 days worth of meds (which takes me till 24th February). These will be my last.
The thought of this fills me with joy. The light at the end of the tunnel is finally here & it's shining very VERY brightly.

So, what shall i do to celebrate the killing of a disease? I think a ceremony or celebration of some kind is definitely in order. Any suggestions anyone?

14 January, 2009

15 Things I (Re)learnt on Holiday

  1. Being with The German is a whole lot better than being without him
  2. I'm a woman not a girl (apparently)
  3. My parents have a really really nice house & I want visit a lot more often
  4. Würst isn't just sausage; it's also covers a wide variety of pâtés too
  5. Salami, however, is not würst. Neither is ham
  6. Germany has a shit load of different breads - and all the ones I tried are damn fine
  7. Never EVER try to drive through London when there are 3 teams playing at home on the same day in the FA Cup
  8. It is possible (in Europe) to go to 5 countries in one day BY CAR. FYI: the countries were Britain, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany
  9. I am really lucky to be surrounded by good families & friends
  10. Never underestimate the power of Schnapps
  11. There are lots of types of soda water in Germany – even with different levels of fizziness
  12. England is crowded and turning into a big brother state
  13. I still like British pubs (not really a surprise, that one...)
  14. My family is cool
  15. I am completely certain about moving to Germany
Apparently, i am going to have to unlearn some of the things i learnt.
Despite me trying to find (successfully) the umlaut on an English OS - by no means one of the easiest tasks known to man, wurst doesn't have one. It's wurst, not würst.
AND salami IS a wurst.