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August, 2008

  1. Blood Thirst

    August 9, 2008 by admin

    Nom eating a Lara Bar, they are so tasty, but I don’t see them around much, someone in the US need to hook me up with a key-lime one or a coconut pie one, they sound nom-tastic. I really should have had a look for them when I was in Seattle.

    So trip in to Lister Hospital in St Evenage went ok. We actually manged to be well timed in getting the bus both there and back and also in getting into the nurse who took my blood. So they are testing for a few things, I stupidly kinda assumed they could do several tests on just one vial. I never look when the draw blood, as I am extremely squeamish. I don’t mind the needle going in I just don’t looking at it. Which will be fun once I start with disease modifying drugs, I guess I’ll have to get used to it if I am going to do it myself, or I’ll have to get Steve to inject me, but the thought of that just seems a bit weird. Hrmm. Anyway back to the blood, when she was done. I turned my head and looked at her marking up the vials. All 5 of them, and the thought of all that blood made me feel a bit light headed. Brrr, do not like. Then she told me about how crap some doctors are at drawing blood, and how the sometimes mess up veins…brrrr…blerghhh…just trying it makes my skin crawl.

    Anyway I get to wait a week or so to see if I got some fun tropical decease or whatever is wrong with me. I still think it is something to do with my sinuses, today they hurt like a mother, and are very blocked up. I sound like Pootle from the flumps, To Steves amusement….I aim to please.


  2. It’s an age thing

    August 8, 2008 by admin

    Went to the doctor today. This guy is not my normal GP but I have seen him once before when I went with Steve to the doctors. I also read an article about him in the local paper, so I know he is younger than me. His name also sounds an awful lot like Dr N00b. It is funny when people like doctors or policemen are younger than you, it somehow feels wrong. Like how can he have had time to study medicine for 5 years when I am so young, and then it hits me…I am not so young anymore. Oh well.

    Dr N00b was very nice, he started talking about my accent and where I was from, and then spent most of my appointment talking about places in Sweden he has been to. He thought Malmo was a dump. Seeing this would probably be the part of Sweden We’d move back to if we ever went back, made me almost a bit offended. Made me wonder what he saw, if he maybe went through Rosengard, or the more concrete bits. Malmo for me is a very pretty town with lovely lush parks, a nice city centre and some love beaches. But who knows maybe he had only seen this nicely edited film clip from fox news…oh I don’t know these kids today, doctors or no doctor, Malmo is not like this!

    He couldn’t tell me what was wrong with me either, but I am going to Lister Hospital tomorrow morning to have some blood tests done, so we’ll see how it goes.


  3. Insomnia

    August 7, 2008 by admin

    I am fed up with this silly infection, or whatever it is. Doc said I had a sinus infection and gave me antibiotics, headache cleared up more or less, and I felt mostly fine apart from not being able to sleep while we were in Finland. Although the lack of sleep could be down to talking to Susie all through the night and most part of the mornings, “playing the would you rather” game. But since I’ve come back I have felt very worn out, and my throat has been sore since Tuesday, now the headaches are back, snot is startung to flow, and I cough like a smoker. They told me to go home at work today, so I was a good girl and did so. Tried to have a nap but didn’t really manage to. Starting to be a bit like Christian Bale in the machinist, today I felt very confused as to what was going on, and couldn’t really follow conversations. I told Steve I forgot to buy ground hogs when I meant ground almonds.

    I got a doctors appointment tomorrow so maybe they can let me know if it is still the same crap kicking around or if it is something new. Most of all I’d just like a good nights sleep, I think that is all of a miracle cure I need.


  4. She is well fit yeah..

    August 4, 2008 by admin

    With regards to my old post about language…Steve just showed me some of these. They are all funny and shit, yeah…

    more to be found on youtube


  5. The Fika that lasted 10 hours

    August 3, 2008 by admin

    My favorite Swedish word is fika , ok maybe not my favourite word, but my favourite thing to do. At University there was a group of us that could spend hours just dicking around in cafes, surviving on only black coffee and gossip. Since leaving University and Sweden, I haven’t had that much of that life. Steve gets the concept but I don’t think lasts more then an hour or so, I suspect he is more keen on the coffee and perhaps a cake, than the endless talking. When I found Susie in 2004, I found a Fika-soulmate. We have whilst working and traveling together spend hours Fika-ing, talking everything from total trash to religion (maybe that is the same).

    People you can fika with are often also people that are good to travel with. People that just goes with the flow and don’t run around and always need to run from one place to the next. Each to their own, but I am more of a lazy traveller than a tick the box yes-now-i-have-seen-bigben-off-to-the-next-spot traveller. That might mean I miss certain things when I go to new places, but oh well. I have just come back from a wonderful trip to Helsinki, me and Susie stayed with a friend of a friend, and pretty much just did whatever we felt like without any plans whatsoever. We did go out to a club one night, our friend Niko was DJing, it was fun, I haven’t been to any clubs for ages, but I have to say the times are gone when I want to stay out to 4 am, I prefer a cuppa at home instead (boring yes I know but that’s just the way it is these days).

    On the Saturday it almost felt a little like stepping back to the uni Marathon sessions of fika, when me Susie and newly found friend Emmi, ended up going from a sushi place to a cafe to Emmi’s flat and then finally to a Greek food place, a meeting we all thought was just gonna be lunch ended up being a fika (well yes it was more than coffee here…) that lasted for over 10 hours, and it was great, a perfect day for this lazy traveler.