15 November 2005

There have been no updates for the last couple of weeks, because I have been a poorly Lisy.

Just now, I was on my way home from the hospital, where they took my blood away from me to see if it tested positive for H. Pylori. Which to me means "if I do test positive, they can give me antibiotics and I'll be all well again." So keep your fingers crossed for me that I do have some spirally bacteria eating away at my stomach lining, because the fix is quick and easy.

Anyway, I was on my way home, and I passed a woman, drinking her take away coffee who paused, looked at me with genuine sympathy and said "I hope you have a nice life." I'm not sure if she was passing comment on me being a crip, or the big ball of cotton wool I currently have taped to the back of my hand to stop me bleeding to death.*

Having been stuck at home with the ability to do nothing other than lay and watch DVD's...

Actually, on that, so far since I fell ill, I've watched:

Series 5 & 7 of Friends - each series 24 episodes each 21 mins long
Series 6 of Friends - 25 episodes at 21 mins long.
Series 1 of Buffy - 12 episodes, 42 mins each.
Series 4 of Charmed 22 episodes of 42 mins
The first 8 episodes of Tru Calling - again 42 mins an episode.

Plus the last episode of series three of Charmed (42 mins), The first two episodes of series 5 of Charmed (hey, I was watching series 4 and I wanted the context!), the first 4 episodes of series 8 of Charmed, and the first half (12 episodes) of series 8 of Friends.

Any mathematicians care to work out the total time (in hours / days) that I've spent plonked in front of the TV since my guts went nuts?

Anyway, back to the sentence I started before I was rudely interrupted by, erm, my brain and its tangents... I was forgetting how weird the world outside my flat was. I've had no-one saying weird things to me in the street... because I've not been out in the street. On my way to the hospital this morning though, I was crossing the road, and I could see a guy just itching to say to me something that someone actually did say to me at a pedestrian crossing a few weeks ago.

"You're alright now, love."

Because, apparently, I was in such peril when the red illuminated man was showing. But Mr Green made it all OK.

And on the note of odd people, I feel my DVDs of sitcoms calling me.

*That may be a slight exaggeration


  1. Augh, poor Lisy.

    On the flip side, be comforted by the fact that your (?) Helicobacter Pylori may be affording you some protection from oesophagal cancer.

    Why yes, half my family does work in medical research, thanks for asking...

    I hope you feel better REALLY soon.

  2. Glad to hear you're better now Lisy, and enjoying all your DVD's.You're a girl after my own heart! I love watching DVD's too!

  3. I've got a dodgy stomach too - i swear they are putting something in the water.

  4. Anonymous10:51 am

    what's with all the friends watching??? get ye online woman and buy the L word dvds, seasons 1 and 2 - I'm totally and utterly obsessed with them!!! :o)

  5. Anonymous6:30 pm

    And Stargate - I hope you get better, but if you have time watch all of Stargate from beginning to end!

  6. Desperate Housewives is conspicuouly absent from your list. I insist you search it out immediately. The addictive-ness of the series will take your mind off pain, I hope at least.
    Get well soon!