it is 10:30 p.m. in the holy city of safed. I saw my gyn oncologist this morning. I got a great report and he upped my next visit to 9 months instead of the usual 6. I have a giant crush on him and I will miss him but I don't mind the break at all. my taxi driver arrived 20 minutes late this morning and I was in a near panic. I must have called the company at least four times.
standing outside in the hot sun didn't help at all. it is still very hot in safed. I think they say it's 100 degrees. it is supposed to break tomorrow. we shall see. right now there is actually a nice breeze outside. I opened the windows for some air. I had a terrible earache and it travelled into my jaw. travelling was not so pleasant this morning..
I waited close to an hour to get my number for the doctor. it was sheer madness in the waiting area. there were well over 100 ladies waiting to see various doctors. on this floor you have a mix of female cancer patients along with the very healthy and visibly pregnant ladies. it seems a bit strange to me. I actually only waited half an hour to see my doctor although it took two hours to bypass the bureaucracy. I was number 104 and there were plenty of ladies who came after me. I suddenly felt a bit dizzy.
I stopped off at the pharmacy there to buy pain relief pills, and peroxide. I didn't take any and I didn't open the peroxide, either. I'm too tired. I ate a pear and some almonds on the way to tel aviv and splurged on a small wheel of camembert cheese for the ride home. it was lovely. I didn't have to wait long for my busses. I was back in safed at 5:00 p.m. I gobbled up some peanuts and had a glass of milk. just around 8:00 p.m. when I quit eating for the night, I had a can of tuna and a pickle. it's water for me now until the morning.
I felt stronger on the way home. last week at the same time, I was fasting the entire day while I made my way through the hospital. today should have been a breeze but it was not. the ear pain kept me down. it's beginning to act up now but I'm too tired to deal with it. I read about natural remedies. I think i'll try some peroxide now. I can always take a pill. I should get used to pain pills. after the brain surgery, I'm sure I will be needing them.
I am truly spent. navigating through this intense heat is depleting. yesterday we had a horrific fire in safed. it was down the street form the Sephardi grandparents. they were evacuated for a few hours from their house. 4 houses burnt to the ground. they say it started as a brush fire. seven people were sent to the hospital. I was on my computer and I suddenly smelled burning rubber. I thought that perhaps my fan was burning out. after I inspected the house, I realized that it was a fire outside.
I went to pick up my granddaughter from her day camp and she told me that her grandmother's house was on fire. she had seen it on someone's cellphone. I called the Sephardi grandmother as soon as we got home. her house was safe but the street was burning up. the area was cordoned off and the busses were rerouted. I was glad that I had stayed home to watch the kids. my granddaughter wanted to see the fire very badly. I tried to show her pix from the internet.