Monday, September 22, 2008

Things Going On

Shoo, what a weekend.

Let me tell you upfront that Mom is okay now. But she didn't have the Liver Biopsy. Instead she fainted while in X-ray and got sent to the ER (turns out her system was not at all in favour of the anaesthetic stuff they gave her beforehand in anticipation of the biopsy). I knew something was wrong when I got a call from my dad, instead of my mom around midday. She stayed in overnight and went home on Saturday only. Not quite as planned! Turns out tho that her blood tests are back and it's not auto-immune hepatitus, which only leaves the toxin-induced one or the NAFLD. So, she had a much deserved well rested weekend as the stuff they gave her worked it's way out of her system and I spoke to her plenty (as I'm sure you can imagine!).

Varen & I went for sushi with J9 and Squeak. It was one of those cool "surprise" evenings where you decide at about 4pm to go out when you'd previously had nothing planned. Was great ... although sadly Kung Fu Kitchen has removed my favourite, Salmon Roses, from it's all-you-can-eat menu :(

On Saturday aside from me hitting the gym pool & Varen going climbing, we were very very lazy. You know those weekends where you sorta know there are things that need doing but all you wanna do is laze about watchign series or reading a book. A day like that. Although we did head to Clearwater Mall for a browse and some lunch before watching Hellboy 2 (I am in desperate need of some new pants but I can't find anything I like despite continuous browsing!).

With a signature blend of action, humour and character-based spectacle, the saga of the world’s toughest, kitten-loving hero from Hell continues to unfold. Bigger muscle, badder weapons and more ungodly villains arrive in an epic vision of imagination from Oscar-nominated director Guillermo del Toro. After an ancient truce existing between humankind and the invisible realm of the fantastic is broken, Hell on Earth is ready to erupt. A ruthless leader who treads the world above and the one below defies his bloodline and awakens an unstoppable army of creatures. Now, it’s up to the planet’s toughest, roughest superhero to battle the merciless dictator and his marauders.

Now I remember enjoying Hellboy, but this movie just left me cold. I can't pinpoint exactly why, but it just didn't do it for me. It may well have been my mood after pretty much wandering the shops with no success for 2 hours, but I was hoping it'd actually be the perfect remedy for my mood and instead, it fell short.

On Sunday we spent 7 hours at Varen's folks place, first braaing for lunch and then watching Sweeny Todd (just as good the second time around). There is good and bad news that came out of yesterday. Hopefully Varen got what he needs to get a succesful result in just over a week that will go a long way to removing the elephant (my finger's are crossed and my hope is rising!) but there was other news that is not mine to tell that kind of put a damper on the day.

Actually it's been a kinda weird weekend for bad news, with my mom spending the night in hospital, someone we know dying on Thursday night after a very long battle with cancer (sadly leaving behind her matric daughter) and finding out this morning thru about 100 messages on Facebook that a guy I was in matric with has also died. It all kinda leaves you in a quieter place.


The Jackson Files said...

I am SO glad that your Mom is doing okay.

Sweets said...

oh dear... does sound a bit much... ((hugs)) to you, so glad you're mom is fine :)

Unknown said...

Glad your mom is ok.

Tamara said...

What a hectic time. Strongs to you, my friend. And to your mum.

Janine / Being Brazen said...

Glad your mom ok.

Sorry to hear about all your bad news. Hope you dont have anymore bad news for a while

AngelConradie said...

i am sorry for your loss, and i am so glad your mom is okay.
salmon roses are one of my favs on the sushi menu too. i've heard a lot about "kung fu"...

phillygirl said...

@all - Mom's not out of the woods yet ... she still has to have the biopsy and find out what's affecting her Liver. But, on the plus side she's back to normal after her night in hospital so thanks for the thoughts :)

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