I will survive / Sobreviviré

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It was a miserable two days. Since Wednesday night, I was running a fever between 38.3C / 101F and 39.2 / 102.5. The body aches were worse Friday. My fever reached a fever pitch yesterday evening, which really concerned me. I know temperatures rise in the evening, but I thought I was getting past the worst. San Geraldo and I agreed we’d go to urgent care this morning if I wasn’t significantly improved. We were both getting a bit anxious. I had a major sweat during the night that soaked the sheets and I woke up this morning feeling almost human. San Geraldo bought a new thermometer this morning. The old one wasn’t consistent. My temperature is 36.8C / 98.2F, which is higher than what the old one reads. So, things may have been worse than I thought. I sure felt worse.

I’m enjoying my mug of tea served lovingly by San Geraldo and my breakfast bowl I mixed up myself. This felt like the flu and very likely could have been. I get a flu shot every year. Before I did so, I would be hit hard for two or three weeks. Since getting the flu shot, I’ve had confirmed cases of the flu several times but they’ve only lasted a matter of days. San Geraldo is the best nurse. He waited on me hand and foot. Was kind and patient. Made sure I ate. Worried about me. I know it’s only been 41 years and I may be jumping the gun, but I think he’s a keeper.

Our friends Nick and Alyson arrive for a five-day visit Monday. That gives me two days to get back into shape.

So now let’s start thinking about some of the meals we enjoyed with the cousins two weeks ago. Featured today is lunch at Koco Bistró, 15 minutes up the mountain in Mijas Pueblo. And now I’m going back to bed.


Fueron dos días miserables. Desde el miércoles por la noche tenía fiebre entre 38,3C/101F y 39,2/102,5. Los dolores corporales empeoraron el viernes. Mi fiebre llegó a un punto álgido ayer por la noche, lo que realmente me preocupó. Sé que las temperaturas suben por la noche, pero pensé que estaba superando lo peor. San Geraldo y yo acordamos que iríamos a urgencias esta mañana si no mejoraba significativamente. Los dos estábamos un poco ansiosos. Tuve un gran sudor durante la noche que empapaba las sábanas y me desperté esta mañana sintiéndome casi humana. San Geraldo compró termómetro nuevo esta mañana. El anterior no era consistente. Mi temperatura es 36.8C / 98.2F, que es más alta que lo que lee el anterior. Entonces, las cosas tal vez han sido peores de lo que pensaba. Seguro que me sentí peor.

Estoy disfrutando mi taza de té servida con amor por San Geraldo y mi tazón de desayuno que preparé yo mismo. Esto se sentía como la gripe y muy probablemente podría haber sido. Me vacuno contra la gripe todos los años. Antes de hacerlo, me golpeaban duramente durante dos o tres semanas. Desde que me vacuné contra la gripe, he tenido casos confirmados de gripe varias veces, pero solo han durado unos días. San Geraldo es el mejor enfermero. Me atendió de pies y manos. Fue amable y paciente. Me aseguré de comer. Preocupado por mí. Sé que solo han pasado 41 años y puede que me esté adelantando, pero creo que es un guardián.

Nuestros amigos Nick y Alyson llegan el lunes para una visita de cinco días. Eso me da dos días para volver a estar en forma.

Así que ahora empecemos a pensar en algunas de las comidas que disfrutamos con las primas hace dos semanas. Hoy se presenta el almuerzo en Koco Bistró, a 15 minutos montaña arriba en Mijas Pueblo. Y ahora vuelvo a la cama.

• Caesar Salad.
• Ensalada Cesar.
• Burrata (buffalo mozarella, sun-dried tomato, arugula, cashews, pesto)
• Ensalada Burrata.
• Calamar en tempura.
• Squid in tempura garlic sauce.
• Eggplant, sugar cane honey, goat cheese.
• Berenjenas con miel y queso de cabra.
• Pan bao de Magret de Pato y Salsa Hoisin.
• Pan bao duck with mango and hoisin sauce.
• Crispy roll filled with morcilla.
• Crujiente de morcilla.
• Fried camembert.
• Queso camembert frito.
• Mother and daughter.
• Madre y hija.

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

28 thoughts on “I will survive / Sobreviviré”

    1. Debra:
      Everything was perfect at Koko. And it’s wonderful to be with two people (a teenager no less) who love to try new foods. Sarah is a trained chef, so only a few things were completely new to her, but dining is an adventure for them both.

    1. tobyo:
      I’m pushing forward today. No fever all day yesterday — although I did spend the day in bed. Time to get out of bed and get back my energy.

  1. Take care of yourself, and take care. And yes, he is a keeper. Just think of all of the great food that awaits. Time for me to head to the farmers market.

  2. Magoo looks like a young Helena Bonham Carter!

    The food, once again, has got me salivating… Jx

    PS Hope the fever rush has subsided by now – it certainly sounds like flu to me 😟

    1. Jon:
      No fever yesterday at all. On the mend. More food photos to come. Magoo is beautiful… and a joy.

  3. I concur with Debra…..those salads look very delicious! As does the rest with the exception of the eggplant……I and it just do not jive well.
    Happy you are getting back to the living. I always tell myself/and Ron that the flu would have been a lot worse if you hadn’t had the shot.

    1. Jim:
      Oh, I used to get hid hard, frighteningly hard, every year when I was in my 20s and 30s. Finally, when I was 35, I was on the family room sofa bed so ill that I couldn’t make it up the stairs. SG was waiting on me until he got hit just as hard. We spent two weeks together on that sofa bed moaning miserably. We’ve gotten the jab every year since.

  4. Oh no! I’m sorry you were so sick! I can’t remember the last time I had a fever, let alone a high fever. I do remember who bad it makes you feel, though. Please take care of yourself and take your time getting back into the swing of things. The flu can really take it out of a person!

    1. Jennifer Barlow:
      Jerry and I were just trying to remember the last time either of us had a fever. I’ve had low-grade but nothing like this for years. I’m shot, but will push myself harder today. Lying in bed all day now only makes me feel worse.

  5. So glad you decided to Survive and lucky you to have San Geraldo to get you through it. Forty-one years is outstanding. Nice to know there are people in the world, obviously not me, who can hang for more than a year, LOL.

    1. Shirley:
      I don’t think either of us ever imagined when we met that we’d be here 41 years later. We had a huge 1st anniversary party. We were so impressed we made it that far.

  6. Hope you are well on your way to feeling better and able to hang out with your friends next week. My cold is still hanging on…blocked ears being the most annoying part of it. Like trying to listen to conversations while underwater.

    On a happier note, the food looks delicious. Magoo and her mom are beautiful. Imagine you had a wonderful time with them.

    1. Mary:
      Those blocked ears would drive me crazy. Hope you’re starting to feel better now. Magoo and her mom and beautiful inside and out. We are so lucky to have had them here.

  7. It does sound like it was flu and I’m so glad you’re better!! Keep resting! I’m also glad you’ve decided SG might be a keeper. (that made me laugh)

    The food is beautiful. Even if I don’t eat meat or dairy anymore, I still appreciate a pretty plate.

    1. Kelly:
      Sorry! I guess there wasn’t much edible for you on those plates. I’m glad you could appreciate the art.

  8. Ugh. Sorry to hear you’ve been ill. I think 102.5º is a pretty high fever for an adult, so I’d agree it sounds like flu. Keep getting better!

    1. Steve:
      And given the difference in the two thermometers, I may have been at 103… which is how bad I felt. Definitely on the mend.

    1. Judy C:
      Three entire days and nights in bed. Enough! I’m pushing forward today. I won’t go crazy but I need to get my energy back.

    1. Sassybear:
      SG is the best. Not actually better yet, another temp surge last night, but here’s hoping.

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