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Still in the Budapest hospital

Typical dinner

Well, I have been cleared for flying on Monday. We are waiting to hear the flight details that are being arranged.

This a pic of a breakfast the other day; in fact, with a boiled egg, this was the best breakfast I’ve had.
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Here’s a picture of my dinner today:
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Using google translate app, the main word on the spread package translates as: cottage cheese sandwich. The translation of the next line, perhaps more descriptive: “after-treated, half haired”. Didn’t appeal to me, not surprisingly. At least I didn’t get the full haired version. (I did taste it before tossing it out.)

You’ll note the main similarity between breakfast and dinner: a large piece of bread, butter or other spread, and a piece of a vegetable. Every day, for breakfast and dinner. I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to enjoy bread and butter again.

Lunch is usually soup, which has not been bad, plus something with it, which has invariably been pretty awful. Today was cabbage and some sort of meat in a congealed orange “sauce”. I had to kill the taste of that with yogurt and then chocolate.

So today, I decided to skip the breakfast and dinner options, and instead had a couple of yogurts, a banana, an apple, two danishes and some chocolate, all supplied by Steve.

Having replenished my stock today, I still have three pieces of fruit and a couple of granola bars, plus more chocolate. ????

I expect the airplane food will feel gourmet. Especially since they have to fly me business class to make sure I can keep my leg elevated. And since I have a drain still in, they are flying a nurse along with me. I asked to pay the difference to have Steve travel with me business. So we’ll see if that works. The nurse is to accompany me to the emergency in Ottawa. Not sure which hospital, yet.

I have to say, from what we’ve seen, Budapest is a beautiful city. Lovely architecture, almost no graffiti (which has been rare on this trip), and impressive landmarks - like the parliament buildings and the shoes on the Danube memorial. It’s unfortunate that we haven’t been able to enjoy walking around and seeing the ornamental details on the buildings, for example. I wouldn’t want to have the hospital as the only example or memory of Budapest.

Here are pics Steve took today...
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Posted by Deb Godley 09:34 Archived in Hungary

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