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Back at Chez Beaumont with Musher #2 [Mar. 18th, 2009|12:46 am]
[Current Location |Beaumont hospital]
[Current Mood |hopefulhopeful]

I recently took a hydrogen breath test at my husband's urging &
I'm rather impressed & proud that he was absolutely correct- I do have fructose malabsorption. (it is common in folks with surgeries like mine) I'm really glad that I have never been a big soda/pop drinker since those can really cause me a lot of pain.
My surgeon suspects that I have a blind loop - & I have started taking antibiotics. I think it is actually helping, but since I've thrown up so often in the past month I've become rather run down.

So I am back at Chez Beaumont (hospital) & am looking forward to some IV nutrition to get me back in fighting shape. Fortunately, my surgeon was able to secure a spot for me (OK it took 2 days to happen, but who is complaining - it sure beats sitting in ER waiting room for 12 hours. Considering today is St Patty's Day, I wonder how lively the ER is

I've been a long time fan of T R Reid - a talented writer who was the Tokyo Bureau Chief for the Washington Post. I'm enjoying his book Confucius lives next door What living in the East teaches us about living in the West. It shows the effect of Confucian values & morals - & it is not too rose colored or sugar coated, he doesn't ignore the problems of life in Asia - but there are definitely qualities of life that I find admirable.

Despite his disdain for vegetarians - I enjoy watching Anthony Bourdain's Travel show - No Reservations. It appeals to the cultural anthropologist wannabe in me & I find the show always interesting.
There is a new show on the travel channel which annoys the hell out of me - Bridget's Sexiest Beaches Oh paaleezee! Besides having big boobs & blonde hair (& apparently a former resident at the Playboy Mansion) I've yet to figure what qualifies her to have a travel show... oh wait, yeah I guess it's just the boobs & blond hair. (& I have nothing against boobs or blonds & actually do kind of miss the boobs I used to have...but I digress) Does this annoy anyone else, or is it just me? She seems like just a hack to me the rachel ray of the travel channel - oh pardon me, I'm just a bit grouchy without my pain meds....

After decades of neglect - I finally made an appointment to see an eye doctor (funny how other medical issues can keep one distracted from other medical details) & I now have a pair of specs. My super thin face always looks better when camouflaged behind a prettier face- that of Kaz, my Siberian. I've thrown in a few shots pre-spectacle of Sally & King

Musher sends out hugs & good wishes to all of you

[User Picture]From: theskyiscrying
2009-03-18 05:38 am (UTC)
Sending hugs and good wishes to you as well <3
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[User Picture]From: violetcloud
2009-03-18 06:23 am (UTC)
XD! that last photo looks gorgeous! you both are like "i know something you don't know!"

hope you get back into "fighting shape" soon! =D
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[User Picture]From: 4am_secret
2009-03-18 07:24 am (UTC)
*o* Giant Hyde! :D

I really really love Samantha Brown, have you seen her shows on the Travel Channel? I was a big fan of Passport to Europe, I still watch the re-runs when I can catch them, and I'm excited to watch her new shows that looks pretty similar. I would give ANYTHING to have her job :)

Hugs & good wishes right back atcha ♥
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[User Picture]From: alienchrist
2009-03-18 08:00 am (UTC)
That's a whole lotta Hyde.

I love No Reservations, but my secret shame is watching anything Samantha Brown. It's just so oddly serene, I swear I could waste a whole day off doing laundry and watching her get excited about Iceland.

Haven't watched the Sexiest Beaches one yet and have no interest in it, but the one with the former football star looks like it could be cool.

Hope things look up for you!
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[User Picture]From: hkoneko
2009-03-18 11:07 am (UTC)
*hugs you tight* I'm very glad that you got help as soon as possible. Dr. Leigh is amaaaazing!

About the book you recommended, I'm looking forward to finding it. From your review, it sounds like a very interesting read. ^_^ Thanks!
And about the travel channel thing, unfortunately I've noticed this trend in local TV too. =[ There are a couple "travel shows" where the host is a total idiot who just looks pretty, and people seem to enjoy watching those. I call it the Paris Hilton effect. X_x
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[User Picture]From: freaky_rara
2009-03-19 03:25 am (UTC)
The specs are really cute! I hope you feel better soon.

LOL about Rachael Ray....

Edited at 2009-03-19 03:26 am (UTC)
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From: hydebelle
2009-03-20 07:05 pm (UTC)
helayne kawaii~!! soshite... I hope you get better~! *hugs* I'm always sending my love your way.

P.S. I know you will be writing some sort of entry about this maybe: but hyde *cough cough VAMPS* is coming to AMERICA!!! <3 they really know how to bust our bank accounts huh? Oh the excitement is mounting~!
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[User Picture]From: mango_neko
2009-03-24 05:38 am (UTC)
I hope you're feeling better! *hugs*
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[User Picture]From: violetcloud
2009-03-26 12:10 am (UTC)
My friend just send me this link and I thought you'd like it:

So beautiful! >_
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