The salt lake

Not city. Thursday last week I suffered from “acute hearing loss” … 10 days after I am still hearing this nice ringing sound with my left ear. In the meantime I have been getting therapy (since wednesday that means 5 times): NaCl solution infusions with some type of medecine added. Not only did I gain 6 pounds in five days, but I feel awful and it didn’t help. I am scared of needles and that doctor today proved why. He hurt my right arm. But what was even worse was that after every infusion beyond the first my blood pressure was dropping terribly and the first time I thought that my hands would just burst open, the second time I could barely get downstairs to my bike and the third time yesterday despite getting up really slow and even getting some medecine to stabilize my blood pressure, it was still something I didn’t want to repeat. Today I quit after half the infusion was done. My arm was hurting and my stomach started feeling queasy again. Right now I have a splitting head ache, I cannot quite concentrate on anything, I don’t want to sleep, I have no computer to play games with, I am sick of watching TV and I feel like I am about to burst from all the stupid salt solution in my body. Tomorrow I have another appointment with the doctor and I am going to ask for another few days of sick leave from my job so I can regenerate from the therapy. Actually I should be getting 5 more infusions, but if they try that I am going to start screaming I think.

Das Wort zum Sonntag

Homemade food rules 😉 Today we had burgers and I just made chocolate pudding. Well actually my dessert book calls it a chocolate “Flammeri” and it’s not made from some preprocessed pulver but with eggs, chocolate, milk, suggar and “starch” (? you know the stuff that’s in potatoes ?). People that know me could have predicted this: I flavored the pudding with a shot of Amaretto.

Yesterday we had American pancakes with homemade orange syrup (well orange juice with a shot of cointreau and sugar cooked for a while -> the stuff that usually goes with Crepes Suzette). At the moment I am practicing a kind of ‘minimum amount’ cooking. So I made so little of the pan cake mix that there was just enough for one pancake for each of us. Same with the pudding today. I am sick of having too much food.

Friday my sister was here to show us how to make sushi. We made enough sushi to last for four meals. It”s easy, healthy and not even that expensive to make. The most work has to be put into making the rice. The rest is quick.

Thursday? Another meal in the bag. I just took the ingredients for one of our favorite dinners and put them in the bag. But this one is better when cooked the ‘normal’ way. It’s “Orange-Curry-Chicken”: cut up some onions and fry them, put 1-2 tablespoons curry spice on it and add one chicken breast cut into bite size pieces, fry for a bit then add a mixture of orange juice and bouillon/broth, when the meat is well done add a ‘grinded'(?) apple and 1-2 tablespoons of creme fraiche, and don’t forget pepper and salt, serve with rice. One chicken breast is good for two people as always 🙂 Well unless you are very hungry.