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I went to see the surgeon the other day for a pre operation consultation on my hernia. I was trying
to convince the surgeon to do a local anesthetic instead of a general due to the fact I historically tend to take longer to come out of general. He would not go for the local anesthetic idea (I would be awake but would not feel my abdomen area)…in his words ‘too many risks’ and I would hear all that
was going on…. He’s probably one of those surgeons who sings like Caruso when he operates and
didn’t want to hear any boos from the paying customers, mainly myself. I had to take forms for my doctor to fill out, most importantly how tall I was and how much I weigh. I immediately said to the surgeon…6 ft 160lbs…he replied, ‘I need your doctor to sign off on those measurements’ Great…I
need to take a few hours off work to get my doctor to take my weight and height and put in on the form…how crazy is that?
Speaking of crazy…took out a very good friend of mine, Carol (no, she’s not crazy), who is 8 weeks pregnant (it’s her third) to dinner at a restaurant called…’Tutti Matti ‘(that’s Italian for ‘Everyone’s Crazy’). My friend is a type B so it was good to have a meat eater with me…not that I have anything against A and AB. I had sent her Eat right for your Baby last week because she had complained this one was giving her severe morning sickness. She said she would give it a try. As we sat down to dinner, she asked me what she shouldn’t eat tonight. I commented…’for tonight just order what you would normally eat’ Looking through the menu I spotted an appetizer made with fresh figs and pecans and some greens. My companion ordered mixed greens with pecorino (goat) cheese and proscuitto (ham…an avoid for everyone but the only type I will the odd time eat…. odd is maybe once every three months). As the appetizer and salad came to our table, the presentation was so good I wish I had a camera to take a picture to show you how it looked. My friend and I were so impressed with food that we shared both our first plates. For the second course, I ordered veal tenderloin smothered in artichoke leaves…came with a side of small potatoes and diced eggplant. My friend ordered Gnocchi (I might of spelled this wrong), which is an Italian dumpling pasta dish, made from Semolina wheat (neutral for B’s)…it came in a pesto like sauce. The veal along with the artichoke leaves just melted in my mouth…it was so tender and succulent. I offered one of my pieces of veal with the artichoke (big avoid for B’s). I was a little hesitant with giving her the artichokes but I did not want to come across as someone who was controlling what she could eat or not eat…that would be nuts. She thoroughly enjoyed her dish as well as my small sampling to her. Dessert was a Baci (kiss), a cake made from dark chocolate with hazelnuts inside, sprinkled with blueberries on top, which we shared. Finished off with coffees, both decaffeinated…Carol had cappuccino...I had an espresso (coffee is an avoid for O’s mainly because it produces acid in the stomach which is already high for O’s but an ounce once in a while isn’t going to kill you).
I did fall off the BTD track slightly last night, but once in a while I like to, excuse the expression, especially coming from me, ‘let my hair down’ when it comes to the diet. What was more important for me that night was to enjoy my friends company and give my taste buds a real treat.
We left dinner to catch a “Second City’ show of live comedy and crazy improvisational acts.
I fitting end to my day.
P.S…Carol...if you’re reading this, I have my fingers crossed that it’s a girl…a third boy in the house along with hubby would be ‘Matto’