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Roast Lamb on a Bed of Potatoes; Life Happens — 16 Comments

  1. ;0) right doctors would like to think they have all the answers and don’t need to share with the rest of us. That’s why they call us “patients” we’re expected to be patient.
    Love the look of that potato bed – makes you wonder about a hospital bed . . . no I really like the potato bed!

  2. O dear, what a storie, but although he’s bored, the doctors are responsible for his health, and in my experience that’s always good for husbands.

  3. So sorry to hear that. It would be unheard of to spend time in hospital here as you already know unless you were on deths door…no room in the inn:D

  4. Another example of how completely different the culture of medical care is in Europe! I’m sure that by next Easter you will be cooking at home, in your own stove, and all the trials and tribulations of this year will be forgotten.

  5. Bad news, for sure…but at least it is controllable. Yikes! 90 minutes from home? But, you just got there!

  6. Hang in there and be extra careful while you’re home alone – no more accidents! Hope he’s home by Easter.

  7. Sorry to hear the news. My SO got the same news in 2002, in Belgium. It was just a week in the hospital, though (are the Belgians faster, or perhaps less caring?).
    Presumably it’s Type II diabetes, which is easily controllable these days, with no expectation of horror stories in the future (you know them already). SO uses a daily pill to control blood sugar, and also RIGOROUSLY monitors diet and does plenty of exercise. She probably uses the blood sugar monitor more than she should, but it helps with daily monitoring and also long-term changes in medication.
    It’s over for heavy doses of sugar, but then again, a pastry in Europe is not like a Cinnabon in the US. Good news: red wine drops SO’s blood sugar like a bucket down a well (which she uses to bring up more red wine; well, so to speak).

  8. This sounds so totally opposite from hospitals here, you have to be almost half dead to get in and if you can open your eyes and sort of get around… away with you!
    Hope they won’t abuse the patience and get on a bit. It will be quite a change in what you can cook for him then? Glad you’re creative enough. Take care.

  9. Completely different in culture from here where you are lucky if you see your doctor for 5 minutes.
    Hope everything goes well!!

  10. Quel drag for you both!! I guess they won’t let you smuggle that lovely looking lamb roast into the hospital so you guys can have a proper dinner together. (I somehow suspect that French hospital food is only marginally better than Canadian hospital food and Canadian hospital food is dismal.)
    I love the look of the potatoes flanking the lamb. Beautiful!

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  12. Tanna, and they ‘practice’ medicine ’cause they’re don’t always know…
    Ulrike, at least he seems to be listening to THEM!
    Amanda, me, too!
    Val, they do like to keep the patients under lock and key here.
    Lydia, from your lips…..
    Cindy, it’s a bit of a drive… And the girl-dogs aren’t happy about being left all the time.
    Zoomie, I’m not even changing light bulbs (involves big ladder)
    TikiPundit, that IS good news…. the red wine, I mean. Mon mari is going crazy because all he can do for exercise is race around in a wheel chair.
    Lien, actually, it won’t be a change at all – other than portions. (less potatoes, rice, more veg)
    Joey, it was a good lamb…
    Jeff, oh, he only sees the doc for 5 minutes…. the rest of the time he’s just waiting.
    Elizabeth, actually, the food is pretty good, or so he says – and more than I would give him….
    Amy Rae, I hope you like it!
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  13. Wow!! Here in the UK they send you home with a “take-out-your-own-stitches” kit as soon as they can :o) Hope he gets home soon and that his condition is easily manageable.