Good morning! I’m working from home again this morning as I have an appointment with the gastroentologist at 12:30 so it wasn’t worth going in to the office. I’m getting a gastroscopy, which involves the doctor sticking a tube down my throat and having a look inside my stomach, so I was told not to eat at all today and I’ve now had my last drink as well – at least I was allowed to have some water this morning! Hopefully they’ll discover there’s something very simple wrong with me, give me some tablets and within a few days I’ll be eating normally again. Fingers crossed! Now lets have some letters.
Dear Deutsche Bahn. I hope Wednesday was your last strike for a while. If you mess up my trip to Paris at the end of the month I shall be very annoyed!
Dear pumpkin. I am really enjoying cooking with you! I just wish you weren’t so annoying to cut up.
Dear stomach problems. I hope you turn out to be nothing serious. Although if the doctor’s fail to find any explanation that would kind of suck.
Dear work. I am so lucky to have a flexible employer who allows me to work from home when trains aren’t running and leave early for appointments, and also to have a job I love I will forever be grateful to you for the past few weeks!
Dear future. Things are so up in the air at the moment, but I’m really hoping a decision will be made soon so I can start to plan!
Now here are some links to things I’ve come across on the Internet lately and want to share with everyone:
- This real-time map of births and deaths throughout the world is fascinating!
- Somebody used their dogs’s fur to make a mini-version of said pet. It’s actually kind of cute, but also kind of disturbing. Like a voodoo puppy or something.
- Speaking of pumpkins (well I was earlier), Kiki made pumpkin rolls and they look divine! Now to figure out how to do this without canned pumpkin…
- It’s nearly Christmas market time and I can’t wait to get my Glühwein on! Here’s a Telegraph article on the best Christmas markets in Europe for 2014.
That’s all for today. Have a great weekend everyone!
21 thoughts on “Friday letters and links”
Good luck with the gastroscopy, I hope they figure out what’s up quickly 🙂 And I hope you get yourself something really delicious as a reward for this morning of fasting!
My colleague advised me to eat ice cream afterwards because the tube can irritate your throat so I bought two tubs 😉
Good luck with your appointment. Stomach problems are no fun at all, hope they figure things out. Having flexible employers is just the best!
They only found that my stomach is slightly irritated, which I knew but at least I have confirmation that it isn’t all in my head 😉
I hope the appointment goes well. The link to the real time births and deaths is fascinating – and thought provoking.
Hope the appointment wasn’t too bad and they could figure out what is wrong! Feel better soon! ❤
Well, they know what is not wrong 😉 At least it doesn’t seem to be serious – just annoying!
I hope they find the cause for your tummy upsets. The mere thought of someone stcking a tube down my throat makes me want to throw up – poor you 😦
I was sedated while they did. Now feel like a pin cushion though. Stupi assistant couln’t find my veins!
Uh-oh. Watch out, the neighbours might think you’re a drug addict. Now it’s time for that ice cream.
Haha, I’d be a crap druggie. My arm still hurts!
Oh, good luck at the doctor! Hope they get you sorted out asap.
Re: DB, did you hear they’re striking again this weekend? Thanks, guys. They need to knock this nonsense off, and definitely before you go to Paris!
Also, the fur husky is oddly cute, but immediately made me think of this… http://www.amazon.com/Crafting-Cat-Hair-Cute-Handicrafts/dp/1594745250 Some people have way too much time on their hands. 🙂
Yep, my friend was supposed to visit me today but all trains between Germersheim and Karlsruhe are cancelled. Grrr!
Hope you get some kind of answer from the doc. Have the possibility of food allergies or intolerances been brought up at all? Although some people complain that they are “all the rage” in the States, it does seem that many of us just can’t handle certain foods – whether it’s a big food category such as dairy or gluten, or something simpler (I’ve a friend who cannot eat garlic or onion without feeling ill!).
The doc said intolerances usually have different symptoms. He didn’t find much, but he took some samples to test and for now I have a prescription.
Hope the prescription is helping, and that you get a definitive answer soon!
I hope everything went well today!!! xxx
I feel like a pin cushion! The gastroscopy was okay though – I was sedated so I just slept through it.
Eek I hope you’re ok! Get better – that’s an order!
I’m wickedly behind on blogs, so I don’t know how things turned out with your gastro, but I can relate- after I returned to the US, my usually terrible digestion went totally off the rails and I went to a gastro myself. Tubes are in my future. Hopefully down my throat and not up my butt, but it’s anybody’s guess. I hope you’re feeling better, since this was like three weeks ago!
Ugh, I hope yours is down the throat. The alternative sounds too horrible to comprehend! They found basically nothing with me, but I’m pretty much better now.