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Chris Sayer’s Travel Diary

Friday, 01 May 2009

Location: Istanbul, Turkey

MapFriday 1st May
I don’t quite know why you’d want to update a Travel Blog when you’re not actually traveling, but it's all I got I'm afraid. I won’t bore you with medical details, as much to say that several small operations later, my left foot is improving every day, but treatment continues. Skin grafts are scheduled to start next week. I am, however, stuck to this bed with my foot heavily bandaged and fitted with a plaster cast under my foot and up the back of my calf. The staff are great, some lack English but they are good fun and very understanding; the hospital food is typical hospital food – lacking imagination and repetitive every day; the only English television is CNN and BBC World News – there’s only so much Swine Flu one can take. We had our daughter Dayna from Toronto for few days for family support – another one of those surreal events that have overtaken our lives in the past couple weeks. It was wonderful to see her – certainly a bonus – but she’s returned to Canada now. Anne is now sleeping on a convertable bed in my room.
Let’s see if I can find a few new photos to post ….