England is never vulgar. It is conventional, but not vulgar. Because it is sad it is never coarse. — Natalia Ginzburg
Indeed nothing in the world is sadder than an English conversation, in which everyone is careful to keep superficialities and never touch on anything essential. — Natalia Ginzburg
- My biopsies came back! The doctor says I had Stevens Johnsons Syndrome (I'll let you Google it), as they originally thought. A whole-body immune response to, in my case, a virus, in my case, unknown, but possibly EBV and possibly re-activated by Covid. Anyway, SJS occurs in 1-2 people per million. It feels really good to get some information!
- They took my stitches out, the ones I had for the biopsies, the first stitches in my body!
- I'm weaning off the steroids which is going pretty well though the second day on a new, lower dose gives me a bad night of sleep. In 3 more days I'll be done! I feel much more like myself as a person rather than a person on drugs.
- I am reading The Little Virtues by Natalia Ginzberg, my fourth (?) of hers. I love her writing. I love her pace, her characters. Earlier this year I read All Our Yesterdays which is now my favourite book. Anyway, she lived in London for a time it turns out and had some things to say about it.
- Thank goodness for a sunny four-day weekend. I perfected Milk Beach's sweet potato puree and baked egg in a jam jar; oof it's so good.