Monday, March 29, 2010

Hard to Swallow


Pictured: "Meat Lasagna" from the hospital menu. This is what hospital meat lasagna looks like when you blend noodles and meat into a paste and form it into a rectangular block. After much analysis, Crazy Lady came to the conclusion that it looks exactly like cat food. Don't tell Sugar, she'd be sure to take revenge on the chef for feeding her mama stuff obviously intended for felines. The nurse makes her take one bite of each food on her tray. I told you, Crazy Lady is being a really good sport about things.

Crazy Lady is having a hard time swallowing. (I was actually having a hard time watching her try and swallow that nasty lasagna.) The surgical incision is in the front of her neck and things are still a bit swollen, and Crazy Lady is still at the stage where she doesn't know what what will improve with time. Her beautiful, melodic voice is still there, thankfully. Though, as Crazy Lady mentioned in her last post, she has to reprogram her voice-identification software to re-recognize her. Her lovely singing voice (she once sung opera, a little-known Crazy Lady fact) is on hiatus.

Our sister Lisa made her yummy mango shakes during her visit. The recipe: 1 cup frozen mango, 1 cup soy milk and 2 packets Splenda. I'm going to give it a try myself this week. Cheers!

7 comments:

brooke said...

yikes. that does not look appetizing! Thank goodness crazy lady has some great sisters who make her yummy shakes instead!

Pepper said...

Looks kind of like meatloaf...

Wild Dingo said...

Mango shakes? don't tell Mango! he'll be scaaarrred!

man, is there no end to her talents? opera? sheesh. next you'll tell me she's a kung fu master, a jedi master and has been an astronaut during a short stint in her mid-20s. crazy lady makes us look like underachievers. this short hosptial hiatus is just her body's way of saying she needs a spa break. geesh... if she just had a bunch of men massaging her weekly this would have never happened! but noooooo Crazy Lady has to be such an overachiever.... ; (KIDDING!)

i'll bet my all my money and my FMD that the swallowing thing is temporary. tell her that. oh wait, don't tell her. i know she has her eye on Loki. she'll pretend not to swallow just to get her evil paws on him for sugar.

hey my word verification is "fight" ... ya, tell her she can get on with the fight now...

Mango said...

What do you mean by Mango shakes and one cup of Mango? Well, if it makes crazy lady feel better than I guess it's OK.

Slobbers,
Mango

Kari in WeHo said...

working with hospitals I have to say this is not the worst I have seen (sadly)

Pibble said...

Okay, that's not very appetizing, but if I can follow one bite of everything on my tray with a homemade shake, I might - might - be able to get it down. It's great to have loving families when faced with things like Block Lasagna. And a sprinkle of Sugar doesn't hurt either. :)

Twinkietinydog said...

I bet the smoothies went down easier. I get so happy at the sound of every bit of improvement.
Twinkie