Today’s Happy Note: My dad and my sister are here! They came to visit me because they were so worried. I still don’t feel sick but I know I am on the inside. Kind of an odd feeling.
I inadvertently walked about five miles today — I wasn’t trying to go that far. It was never more than one to two miles at a time. It wasn’t a struggle at all. I wasn’t short of breath and had almost zero chest pain. I could actually walk quickly without having to gasp for air! I am NOT pushing myself or anything, it’s just nice to feel like I can move a bit. I went to a yoga class yesterday and might do a yoga video tomorrow.
I kinda miss serious cardio — running, stair-climbing, kickboxing, swimming, dancing. But at the same time. It is nice to have a break from the gym or the running path. Not for too long though. Another week of this and I’ll be bored. My doctors said I could start exercising as soon as I felt better/within about a week. Which means I might go for a run this weekend; maybe three or four miles, nothing intense, I promise! And I’ll stop if I get tired. I am NOT doing it because I feel like I have to exercise. I like running: it clears my head and calms me down and gets all my nervous energy out!
In other health news: my INR is not high enough yet which means that my Coumadin dosage is not right. Grrrr. It is a very delicate drug that has to be carefully tweaked. This just means I have to continue on the Lovenox injections a little longer. I have another blood test on Monday. I have had so many needles and IVs and shots in my body in the past week that it honestly doesn’t hurt any more. I used to be quite squeamish and hated needles and now it’s just like “eh, whatever.” Weird.
I have been able to go to several wonderful restaurants since being out of the hospital! Which is good. I need to make up for all that inedible hospital food. On Saturday I was still feeling quite tired and a little out of it, but I had already made plans with Joanne and reaaaalllllllyyyy wanted to go. So I went. And had one of the best evenings I have had in a while.
We went to The Meatball Shop, a most interesting place. I was in the mood for some serious red meat, and this satisfied that craving in about two milliseconds. I loved how the menu was simple and straightforward. I think single-concept restaurants (i.e., peanut butter or sliders or squid…well not squid, but you get the point) do well in NYC. You get to choose your ‘balls, your sauce, a side dish, etc. The only problem with this type of menu is that if you don’t like one component of the meal, the whole thing could be thrown off. Good thing I liked it all. Joanne and I practically licked our plates clean while gossiping about boys (why oh why can’t there be any good ones at our schools?) and other very important things.
I went for the beef meatballs with parmesan cream sauce and a simple salad on the side. You get to write your order directly onto the laminated menu! I love fun touches like this.
Delicious delicious meatballs. We couldn’t possibly pass on dessert when we saw our options. Ice cream sandwiches. In which you could choose a cookie flavor and an ice cream flavor. We were instantly sold.
Peanut butter cookie and caramel ice cream. There are no words. So I’ll stop now, before I turn into a rambling, spewing, meaningless, incoherent…
Next up in my restaurant adventure-ing: Russian Tea Room for restaurant week! One of the best parts about having my parents around is having my parents pay for things. I would never go somewhere for restaurant week on my own.
A real live samovar. Awesome.
And the food. Also awesome.
I need more salmon in my life. I was about to say “I need more chocolate in my life” too, but if I added any more chocolate to my diet, I would pretty much be subsisting on it. No judgment.
It was a wonderful (albeit expensive) meal.
Have you gone anywhere for restaurant week? It’s pretty fun, I must admit. Other cool restaurants in the city you’ve been to (and want to tell me about, hint hint)?
Goodnight my friends! Again, thank you for all the love and caring. You are wonderful. 🙂