I am feeling better now that my body (and the physiotherapists) have chased away the infection in my lungs. Polly and Susie have been a real strength to me as this was happening. Jeff, the respiratory person, is restarting the process of weaning me from the ventilator again: they had to stop it last time because of the infection. I am keeping my fingers (virtually) crossed that it works this time.
David arrived last night from Geneva: he had come in that morning from New York. He joined me and Els and we got the TV working (a bit). We spoke a lot: he brought me news of Josie, Luc, Gillian and Spring in Manhattan.
I have been finding music the most effective form of escapism. During the last few days I listened to a lot of music using the iPod that Lucas and Josie gave me (chill out stuff..variable quality), and the iPod that Tony (Ellen’s uncle) lent me with the brilliant playlist that Chris (Tony’s son) created.
I have been thinking about my favourtie bands and from my limited musical experience the list so far is REM, Pearl Jam, Beatles, Dylan, Counting Crows. Other good bands include Velvet Underground (thanks cousin Joe), Joy Division and Coldplay (whose music is so peaceful). Some of the songs I have enjoyed recently are True Colours by Phil Collins, Meet Virginia by Train All You Need is Love by the Beatles, and Last Kiss by Pearl Jam. I suggest that if you have any spare time and the inclination you should give them a listen. Many generous people have sent me music. it is all much appreciated. Thank you very much.