Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Brighter Days Ahead

First off I would like to thank everyone who commented and sent me emails regarding my being "sick". It was very kind and much appreciated. Today is the first day I've actually felt like posting to the blog so I figured I should strike while the iron is hot. Regarding what the hell was wrong with me is the condensed version for all who have asked.

Last week I wasn't feeling all that great. I thought I had a bladder infection. I had one about twelve years ago so I knew what it felt like.........painful. Went to the doctors and they told me my test was negative and that I was fine. Well, excuse me but I've lived with this body for 48 years (this Sundayis my B'day) and I know when something just isn't right. Besides I consider myself a bit of a hypocondriac and being that, know the symptoms to almost every illness know to womankind. So I went home and by the next day I had this excrutiating pain on my left side that started moving up my back. Another visit to the doctors and low and behold this test was positive and the infection had now spread up into my left kidney. So the last week I've been more or less in bed taking my antibiotics and Tylenol 3's.

On the bright side, because we always know there is a bright side, I got to catch up on some movies that I had taped but hadn't had time to watch like Blow with Johnny Depp. I love anything Johnny Depp has been in as he's amazing. In the Valley of Elah with Tommy Lee Jones is an exceptional film and is well worth watching. Both highly recommended. I've also started reading Patricia Bosworth's bio of Diane Arbus.

Today I do have things to do and will take it slow because I can't lay around forever feeling crappy. Our friends Bob and Marilyn head back to Africa in January and I must get some clothes, shoes, etc. together for them to take back with them. The need is so great in that part of the world that if I can do anything at all to help I will. Everyone in the village I live in has been enormously generous and I know we are all proud of the work Bob and Marilyn are doing in Africa. You can read more about their work at Livingstone Performing Arts Foundation .

Well, life does move on and today I'm feeling the need to get back on. Who knows I may even step into the studio. Ok, maybe tomorrow...............

1 comment:

andrea said...

Yikes. I know the feeling! Once had a kidney infrection and the pain was excrutiating and nobody medical had a clue what was happening! Hope you're taking it easy. I've seen In The Valley of Elah and really enjoyed it, too. (And hooray for 1960 babies -- me too! -- and Happy Birthday.)