Saturday, August 14, 2010
Smoke the Chipotle
I did find some chipotle Tabasco sauce here, so have been using that in some of the recipes. I did make some almond milk for Tristan, but he won't drink it. I actually found some canned goat milk at the commissary - same story. Won't drink it. I have had a huge reduction in appetite since mostly weaning the little man. It's amazing. I even fasted on Fast Sunday for the first time in about 21 months, and it didn't bother me at all.
We were finally referred to the Korea Hemophilia Foundation this week, and Tristan has had three infusions of Factor VIII, so his head is mending well. They also have done some therapeutic ultrasound on the hematoma. What a relief. I had to count our blessings while there because nearly everyone there (they all have hemophilia, obviously) was limping. 60% of hemophiliacs are in the severe range, and often by age 25 start needing joint replacements, because blood pooling in the weight bearing joints causes the cartilage to break down. My dad had a knee injury in his college days that bothered him until he finally had it replaced in his 60s. It was a complete disaster trying to find the place the first time. Addresses here aren't very useful. They imply a sector of the city. There aren't really building numbers, and if there are street signs (with names of streets) they are in Korean. Imagine finding an address with those obstacles. That can't really be loaded into the GPS either. Needless to say, one of the employees (the English speaking one whom they would put on the phone when I called) finally had to come find me (after I parked in a random building) and walk me (and the three) to the correct place. It's only about 5km away from us, but can take over 30 minutes in traffic. I'm realizing that the geographical size of the city isn't all that big. But it's crammed with 13 million people, so imagine how congested it gets. I was behind this Mini (picture above) while driving back from the KHF one day.