For Leonard Cohen Lovers
Here's a link to the complete London Concert. I adore Leonard Cohen so I've watched this twice now.
I don't want to write about the ridiculous panic over the swine flu, I find it just a bit over the top how the media are handling this thing. I do have a supply of Tamiflu on hand though, just in case. I had occasion to go to two different hospitals this week and there seem to be no special precautions in place other than the usual hand sanitizers which I tend to use out of habit anyway. I also wash my hands often.
The first hospital visit was for an annual checkup on my left hip replacement. At the same time they did x-rays for the right hip and both knees. Then I saw the ortho surgeon who asked me did I want the bad news or the really bad news. Bad news is that both knees are going fast and really bad news is the right hip will need replacement soon. Meanwhile to buy me a little extra time I'm having a cortisone shot in the hip joint Monday. I'm told it may or may not work and it's going to hurt.
My second hospital visit (different hospital), they did have someone sitting at the front door asking had I been to Mexico recently. I shook my head no, sanitized my hands and was on my way. More x-rays this time on my foot. The good news is that the surgeon thinks he can fix my foot. He will break the bone where it healed badly, insert a steel plate and also fix my two hammertoes at the same time. Bad news, six weeks in a cast, good news, he can do it June 17th which gives me enough time to heal before heading off to Greece in September. Bad news, not much cottaging going to happen this summer and I still have all that unglazed pottery to be finished, grrr. Guess a girl can't have it all so overall, I'm happy, kind of...