Tuesday, February 13, 2007

French Lesson. Doctor's Appointment. Cartoon.

So, I'm helping a friend of a friend learn French. Today was the first 'lesson.' We're doing this at my house, which is the only way I can do something like this. The lesson went really well, and this guy I'm helping seems like he's going to learn very fast. He's a musician, so he probably has a very good ear, he seems to have a knack for the pronunciation and all that. Plus we get along really well, so I think it's going to be low stress and fun. I hope my health allows me to have enough energy to follow through with these lessons, we're planning on doing them once a week. It's so great to help someone learn, it's a really nice feeling!

I also had a doctor's appointment today, so I'm pretty tired right now. My doctor is sure I'm going to recover, he just doesn't know when, but he ordered up some more blood tests. He says everything has been moving in the right direction, both my symptoms and the blood work, so that's cool. I guess now that I've been having a lot less pain, well, the main thing that's frustrating are the days where I don't have enough energy to occupy myself. But, you know, that's the way it is, I just gotta rest my body on those days and take what it gives me. Plus I'm developing an opium addiction, which is awesome to say the least. I told my doctor about it and he was so enthusiastic, he said he gets high as a kite right before work, we had a good laugh about that! Anyways, it's really nice getting encouragement from the medical establishment.

Oh...

I just discovered this cartoon. Freakin' hilarious.

http://www.coredp.com/reels/sr_core_toon_reel/display_full.asp?mv=3.mov&nos=7

16 comments:

WAT said...

Alors, je vais essayer d'écrire ça avec les accents, mais je me sens trés paresseux maintenant.

Je suis content que le médecin t'a dit que tout marche bien avec ta santé. Mange bien, dorme beaucoup, et garde-toi monsieur.

Tu es jeune, et heuresement tu as toute ta vie par devant.

Comment est mon français? Pas mal j'espère!

WAT said...

O.k. The command should be dors! DORS BIEN. OOPS!

Lauren Mitchell said...

I know it's soooo difficult to be patient when it comes to recovery, but you have the right attitude. I try to remind myself that one day my life may be so busy that I could look back on these idle days with a kind of envy.

I'm glad your doctor shares your affinity for opium, it's always nice to find common ground with the MD's.

Tara said...

Hey, best of luck with keeping up with the French lessons! It's great that so far you can do that once a week! It'll probably help get your mind occupied so you can recover a little easier! Keep us posted on the doc visits! I'm glad he's giving you positive feedback!

(There I go with the exclamation points again..Hehe.)

SKY said...

Hmm french...such a difficult language to learn. In Canada, we're required to take french from grades 4 to 6. I even took it in grades 7, 10, and 11... And yet, I'm HORRIBLE at it! Bonjour. Au revoir. Ca va? Anyways, that's the extent of my French. Also, good luck with your recovery.

Sebastien said...

WAT: You are so talented! Thank you so much, I really appreciate the support and kind words, it's really helped me throughout the months. Your French is awesome by the way, do you read in French, I imagine it's hard to find the time, but if you do, and have any good recommendations, actually, same goes for Spanish books, please let me know.

Lauren: Yes! I try and think that too, I will look back on these days with a sort of envy! Haha, thanks for reminding me of that, it's a good thing to remember. Opium, it really brings people together...

Tara: Thanks! I think you are so right, being able to see someone, and work with them, I think it will do me a lot of good. I know how you feel about the exclamation points, I think I'm the king of exclamation whores!!!!

Sky: You know, that's very true. French is very tricky, although, I'm sure you're better at French than you are letting on!!!! And thanks for wishing me luck :), it's good to see you around!

Mariana said...

:D You write these things just to see if we're paying attention, don't you? If not, who is your doctor, and how can I get an appointment. I'm glad he's so optimistic, I hope one day you'll be writing on your blog about all the stuff you're doing out of the house.

MrManuel said...

Cela est grand de vous le donner des cours particuliers. Je n'aurais pas le paitence pour essayer et donner des cours particuliers quelqu'un est espagnol.

Que semble comme les nouvelles encourageantes sur la santé. Espérer qu'il continue à aller dans le bon sens !

Ok, I don't know French. I just used a translator!

Babybull40 said...

That is really cool that you are helping someone out even through your illness.. I'm glad things are getting better.. One Day at a time... and I love the cartoon.. she kicks in the door.. friggin funny.. good one...

Heatherness. said...

Hey - i read your blog from time to time and can totally sympathize with your situation. I too have a crohnic illness that leaves me with no energy and no answers as to why. It blows but I manage.
Cheers for keeping up the blog - its a great read.

imhelendt said...

Jaime apelle Helen. Je nais parle pas francais. :D

Glad you're getting better. It's cuz of the puppy. I know it. ;)

Good for Me said...

seb, glad to see that things are moving in the right direction with your health. i know i've told you before that ebv related illness runs in my family, and my cousin who suffered the worst got better and is a happy, healthy successful, married 30 year old now. of course i'm not a doctor, but i'm sure it's inspiring to know that others have come out on the other side.

Good for Me said...

zut alors! j'ai oublie ecrire quelquechose en francais. (i can't spell in french for shit, but the general idea is there.) j'espaire!

bon soir!

Sebastien said...

Mariana: Haha, yeah, I try and see if I can slip some craziness by you guys. I know, I can't wait to be better and doing stuff and blogging about all of it. It'll be so fun! I can't wait!!!!

Mrmanuel: Haha, it was a little garbled but I understood it. My health will continue to improve, I know it!

Babybull: Glad you liked that cartoon, haha, I love it!

Heatherness: Hi! Thanks so much for visiting and the kind words, I'm going to be checking out your blog. I'm sorry to hear you have your own health struggles, it can be sooo difficult, but hopefully we can all persevere and turn our struggles into positives...

Helen: Thanks Helen! Haha, of course it's because of the dog, but he's kinda crazy, I wanna call him Lucifer or Psycho...

Goodforme: Oh yes!!! Hearing stories like that always helps! And I know I'm going to recover, I have the luck of having a wonderful loving family to help me through this. Have you gotten the bike yet!!??

Good for Me said...

the bike: is still at the shop. is in the back waiting for me. is being guarded by the hottie bike store guy Dennis.

i must brave the icy weather to go pick it up.

It's a Giant OCR1. Yee-ha!

thanks for asking ;-)

Sebastien said...

Oh awesome!!! I love Giant bikes, when I lived in Chicago I had an old Giant road bike from the 80s, it was awesome.

I'm so happy you got your bike!