Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Thank you ALL so much for your kind thoughts after my surgery! I've heard from old and new friends alike, and it has really cheered me. I so appreciate that you took the time to let me know you were thinking of me!
So! I am coping well with one less body organ, all things considered! I have a fridge stocked with totally NON-fat food, so I can follow dr's orders and give my liver a time to adjust to the lack of gallbladder assistance. I have discovered an amazing dark chocolate gelato (the brand is Massimo) -- totally NONfat, only 70 calories for a half cup, even, and just a few spoonfuls totally satisfy the chocolate urge.
Tomorrow, I venture into normal jeans and actual driving and seatbelt wearing. (I have been protecting my tender abdomen, as you might guess.)
But I did enjoy the drugged fog, I must admit. I did a fair amount of reading -- the best of the lot was The Senator's Wife by Sue Miller. I've been watching (via Netflix) "The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard," a BBC/Masterpiece Theatre Series about an ordinary grocery store manager who decides that anyone else -- even SHE -- could do a better job in government than the sorry candidates who end up in a fistfight in front of her store... and she launches a campaign to make government accessible to ordinary people and becomes Prime Minister just 8 weeks later. It's very charming and rather resonant, with current political events here at home. I've also started over with Season #1 of The Gilmore Girls... if that's not cheerful, fun, recuperative tv, I don't know what is.
A gorgeous bouquet of spring flowers arrived from my aunt and uncle, and I took the time to shoot a few flowers.
There is something about gerbera daisies that is so cheery, don't you think?
And then there is the always calming pink tulip...