Status Update 2

I’m on Cipro. Sick six days so far.

Taking ciprofloxacin increases the risk that you will develop tendinitis (swelling of a fibrous tissue that connects a bone to a muscle) or have a tendon rupture (tearing of a fibrous tissue that connects a bone to a muscle) during your treatment or for up to several months afterward. These problems may affect tendons in your shoulder, your hand, the back of your ankle, or in other parts of your body.

…says the National Institutes of Health. “Up to several”? Check back with me at Valentine’s.


N is here, recuperating, taking care of me after I did my best to take care of him. We swapped diets. Doctor has me eating only low-residue foods. Potatoes, rice, yogurt, cottage cheese. I have to second-guess anything colorful.


Today was our first day out of the house that didn’t take us to:


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Radiology Center

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We went to the farmer’s market and bought collared greens, sweet potatoes, new potatoes, garlic, butternut squash, an asparagus fern, and zucchini. Then we met H & P and went to


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where I ate an egg & cheese croissant (not great, but Doc-approved) and a cheese danish (but not the slivered almonds on top).

Later N bought rosemary plants.


It’s like, every time I feel I’m getting at last into a routine here in this new job and new city something like a bacterial infection in my GI tract comes out of nowhere to mess it all up. Have you ever had the feeling that once you were about to get into a routine in a new place with a new job a bacterial infection in your GI tract came out of nowhere to mess it all up?


from Latin tractus for “drawing” or “dragging”: an area of indefinite extent, typically a large one.

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