Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Assorted Stuff

So I'm in a weird mood today. Ever wonder why you bother. With life, with relationships, with anything. Sometimes I wish I could just wander off and live in a bubble (with my boons, of course!), away from everything and everyone.

Meh, I'll get over it, I'm sure. So Varen went to the doc yesterday to get the 'English version' of his catscan results. His right kidney is basically dead. It is 100% non-functional. The catscan dye didn't even penetrate it. They've told him he can have it removed if he'd like. He has one kidney. Which apparently is fine. He could still live to 105. As long as the left one stays happy and healthy. The other good news is that it's not genetic.

Oh, I forgot to mention yesterday in my JBay post (It was a pretty rushed first day back post, so forgive me) ... I can say for a fact that there are no architects living in JBay. Here is a career opportunity for someone, seriously. The houses are all hideous and badly designed. Never before have I seen so much facebrick (which I loathe but I get why it makes sense at the coast). Never before have I seen so many badly designed piles of bricks. Driving down the road was like watching a car crash ... it's horrific but you can't look away. Seriously. Maybe it's cause I'm from Cape Town, but I expect coastal towns to be cute and designed around, well, the coast. Any house that has the potential of a sea view should be designed accordingly. Surely?

Last night we had a yummy dinner at Koet & Nambi's house. Was sorta weird. I don't think I've seen them, Vori & Pianogirl or Zej & Hammi this whole year.

Oh, the other thing I wanted to mention was the 2min Party Pitches that 702 is doing. I heard them on the radio the other morning and found the rest on their website. I think it's pretty interesting, if only for the fact that I had NO idea we had so many parties running in the election. I have a politics-type post brewing with more on that, but I'll see if I ever get inspired / the time to actually get it written ;)


Louisa said...

I'm really sorry to hear about his kidney, is that what was causing him pain. Do they know why it has died like that?

boldly benny said...

I hope Varen's health keeps tops!

Sorry to hear about your difficult space, I can relate - I'm focusing on defocusing from certain people for now!

phillygirl said...

@louisa - I dunno if they were related ... the pain went away over the weekend (must've been the 10 hour drive that did it - haha!). They think the cysts might've been triggered by a previous kidney-stone issue because there were complications during that. Honestly, I don't think they have a clue. But thank gawd he has two of 'em ;)

@benny - thanks hon. Sigh, sometimes life is so frustrating. Luckily I have my bunnies to keep me sane - you are welcome to come round for a cuddle with them whenever you need it!

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