Sunday, December 02, 2007

Advent Quickie

Sounds almost obscene.

I really miss Hamburg. I usually spent the first 2-3 weeks of Advent in Hamburg, visiting my very dear MIL, going to Christmas Markets, drinking Gluhwein (mulled wine, sold on every street corner), eating sausages, drinking more Gluhwein, drinking beer, drinking Gluhwein -- I think you get the picture. As MIL passed year before last, I really, really miss going to Hamburg. Those Germans really know how to celebrate.

How did I spend the first Sunday of Advent of 2007?

Running around Pleasant Hill and Concord, trying to find a pair of crutches because the dialysis nurse took too much water out of Nick (after being told NOT to take out any), and he now has a whopping gout attack in his left knee. The pain of putting weight on his left leg is excruciating. The man cannot walk. At all. Period.

Bugger it.

1 comment:

Janet said...

Gaaahhh! Don't get me started about the idiots in chronic units!!!

I still maintain that you guys need to be doing Nick's treatments at home. If you could handle learning it and the comittment of time it would take I think you both would be much happier. I'm sure Dr. D would negotiate concerning frequency. He is not going to be able to remain on one day a week forever.