Today was our most hectic so far…we slept until about 11am, and then Emily got up and I went back to sleep until noon. But then as I was getting out of the shower around 12:30, Em said she felt a lump in her breast and wanted to get it checked out, so we hurried to the American Hospital, which we thought was a lot closer to us than it turned out to be. We took the metro out of the city, and then got hopelessly lost, which was totally my fault…I knew that the hospital was on Boulevard de Victor Hugo, but when I was looking at the map the first thing I saw was Rue de Victor Hugo, so I took us in that direction…totally the wrong way.
We ended up having to take a bus to the hospital because we wound up so far away from it, but we finally made it, and Emily was able to be looked at by a doctor, the nice American doctor said she either has a cyst or an infection…so she was loaded up with prescriptions, and we had to go to the 24-hour pharmacy on the Champs Elysees. It was a loooong day…we didn’t get back to Place d’Italie until after 6pm, and we were afraid we wouldn’t find anywhere open to eat!
We did manage to find an Asian take-out place (We’re in Paris eating Asian food…weird!) with decent food…I got chicken, rice, and a couple spring rolls, and Em got green beans, rice, and some dumplings. We brought it back to the apartment, heated it up, and almost inhaled it, we were so hungry…we hadn’t eaten all day! After dinner we headed out to look for a place to get a coffee, and we found a café open, which was miraculous since almost everything was closed on a Sunday.
Then Supraja called, so Em and I met up with her and went to a great little Italian restaurant…Supraja hadn’t eaten yet so she got a pizza, and Em and I got dessert; crème caramel for her and mousse au chocolat for me…yum! It was so good…really rich and dark chocolate, and the serving was huge; definitely better for sharing, but I of course ate the whole thing.
After dinner we came back to our apartment, where we talked religion for a while…it was an especially interesting conversation because one of us is a fairly religious Christian (me), one a mildly religious Hindi (Supraja), and one an atheist (Emily). We talked until about 11:30, then Em and I walked Supraja back to the subway, and now we’re off to bed! We didn’t get to accomplish anything we intended to today due to our hospital wild goose chase, so we will have to do all of that tomorrow. But first, the placement test first thing in the morning!