Wednesday, April 29, 2009

'Exceedingly good cakes'

Day +268

Been a bit quiet in the blogging department as not a great deal has been happening recently. We packed the kids off to Sam's mum's farm for a week. This gave us a chance to get out to the movies and a restaurant (Gran Torino and Chinese food respectively). Plus, the house stayed clean and tidy for a week - I wonder why?

This week though the good news is that one of my IV antifungals is no more (caspofungin)- hoo-bloody-ray! Also, my steroids (prednisilone) finish next week. They have weakened my body so much it will be a huge relief to get off the damnn little white things (I have the physique of Gollum at the moment). I have appointments next week for a Broncoscopy and an MRI to check out my lungs and back (which has been sore for weeks). Both are on the same day. I also started visiting a physio this week. She was quite gentle with me...I think this approach may change; especially if I get Helga from Bavaria next week.

I also saw the eye specialists this week and they were very happy. No more spots behind the eye, only scar tissue is visible. I was told that I am one of the few people in the world to have survived this fungus - well that certainly puts things in perspective, probably 'too much' as Derek Smalls would remark.

One of the highlights of this week was finding Mr Kipling cakes from the UK in the supermarket: Cherry Bakewells, Battenburg, Bramley Apple pies - fantastic. The lowlight was a bout of food poisoning (no, not from the cakes!) especially when I cooked the meal in the first place! Thankfully no-one else was affected (they avoided the sausage with the roast chicken). Quite an innocent looking banger I thought as it went in the oven with the chook. Alas, evil was lurking within.

Current Reading: 'Making Friends with Hitler...Britain's Road to War' by Ian Kershaw
Current Listening: 'The New Normal' by Cog (Bondi's finest)
Currently Eating: Cherry Bakewell (with a cup of Earl Grey, naturally)