27 January 2019

Celebration




I drank too much wine last night.  It was a very fine wine, an Argentinian Malbec, but I definitely had too much.  I blame the new crystal glasses we bought.  Red wine glasses are traditionally larger than white wine glasses but these are enormous.  In posh restaurants they usually only pour about an inch of wine in them so you can savour the aroma and swirl the wine around and pretend to be a proper connoisseur but I think Paul probably poured in about half a bottle.

Anyway, I had cause to celebrate.  I visited the hospital on Thursday and received the good news that my lump was benign and I shouldn’t need any further treatment.  Hurrah!  It is a huge relief.  The doctor checked my vocal chords and announced that they were undamaged following the surgery.  Unfortunately I still can’t sing in tune.


42 comments:

  1. That is such good news, I am so pleased for you. It certainly warranted a red wine celebration!

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  2. That's fantastic news! It's such a relief when you get the all clear and a celebration is definitely allowed.

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  3. So pleased about your good news Susan - it must be a relief. You ought to have drunk the whole bottle.

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    1. I think the glass was almost big enough for a whole bottle.

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  4. Brilliant news. I'm glad you enjoyed the wine. I can't sing either but it doesn't stop me humming.

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  5. Great news but I very much doubt that the doctor prescribed a pint of Argentinian wine!

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    1. He said any red wine would do, not specifically Argentinian.

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  6. Good news,you have a good reason to celebrate.

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    1. I do Yael, I might have another (smaller) glass tonight.

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  7. Excellent news! You deserve to celebrate!

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  8. Such relief!! You absolutely deserved a celebration! Now you make me want to find an Argentinian Malbec at the liquor store the next time I'm in. I'm a boring old cabernet sauvignon girl. -Jenn

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    1. We drink a lot of cab sav too, it's a nice wine.

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  9. That is good news and a celebration is understandable.
    I am about to buy another BiB and have narrowed my sights on a local producer for the 5 litres. In quantity one has to be sure that the wine is good (enough) first.
    May try red wine on the dog as per your answer to Rachel!

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    1. You should be spoilt for choice in your locality.

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  10. Hurray for good news! And pity your vocal cords weren't tuned up while they poked around...Glasses are definitely getting bigger - they're goblets now!

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  11. Fantastic news! The wait must have seemed forever.

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    1. It felt like it at the clinic because they were running an hour late.

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  12. I've been trying to lose weight. A friend at the gym gave me this tip: put a mark on your wine glass to show a standard drink. This turns out to be a whole lot less than a casual pour! Waiters obviously know this. (I have lost a kilo!)

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    1. I might just use my old glasses! Well done with the weight loss, I really need to get back on my bicycle and lose a few pounds.

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  13. Fantastic! Onward and upward !

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  14. Good news health-wise. I remember once visiting a friend down south, he brought out two large antique glasses, and emptied a bottle equally between the two. In all my wine drinking days, I'd never been offered half a bottle before!

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    1. It's easy to get carried away with big glasses.

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  15. Great news. Glad everything is OK. I am getting a bit nervous as I am having both my cataracts done next Monday. Everyone assures me it is a doddle,, but you can't help being a bit concerned can you?

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    1. Any form of surgery is stressful, I do hope everything goes well for you next Monday.

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  16. That is good news and you had a worthy celebration. Hope 2019 continues to be positive for you.

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