Saturday, 22 May 2010

Buffalo ahead

Yesterday I felt very cheerful in the recovery room considering I'd had a four-hour operation to break one of my legs. Today it's a different story. I'm lying down in bed, unable to move and I feels as though I've been trampled half to death by a herd of very angry buffaloes. The strong anaesthetics and painkillers have worn off and the morphine pump next to the bed mocks me with its pathetic 1mg every five minutes.

Never mind, it's all for a good cause and I'm hoping to be well enough to go home at the end of next week, as long as I don't encounter any more buffaloes.

By the way, those of you interested in what I chose for lunch today: I finally plumped for the honey-glazed ham sandwich with farmhouse pickle. All I can say is that the honey glaze was thicker than the ham and the pickle had never been within a hundred miles of a farmhouse. Good job Mrs XTM brought me in an M&S BLT.


  1. Chris in Melbourne22 May 2010 at 17:16

    Afternoon XTM.
    Reminds me of that old series Lost in Space,
    Dr Zachary Smith; 'oh the pain...the pain'
    Seriously though, hopefully it will wear off a bit. Thank heavens for the BLT.
    It's 2am as I write this, it's not even a full moon, yet I feel more rambling coming on.
    Probably plagiarised by a colleague a few years back for a Uni review skit:

    'There's a critical shortage of crutches,
    Crutches are critically short'
    Said whilst prancing around the stage,heavily bandaged
    Whoops, cant remember the rest!

    Now some might say that Aussie is 'one over the eight'. Not true, I don't drink, just crazy!

    Keep up the good work.

    Chris in Melbourne

  2. Oh I hope your pains are speedily starting to fade out! By the way, the buffaloes look awesome. The kitchen staff should tame them some time soon and transform their milk into fresh mozzarella balls. They could perhaps trade part of them off in exchange for sungrown tomatoes and fresh basil and olive oil?! Until then, it will presumably rest on Mrs XTM's efforts to purvey that kind of nourishment to you. I'm glad she does!! Best wishes! Barbara (Styria)