Hola Barcelona

Tegnap ota eme csodalatos orszag egyik csodalatos varosaban vagyok vendeg. Egy nagyon hires konferenciara erkeztem, ugyanis keziras felismeresben ez a legrangosabb esemeny a szakmaban. Volt egy prezentaciom ma delutan de mar tul is vagyok rajta, igy ezutan mar csak eloadasokat kell hallgatnom, talalkoznom a regi ismerosokkel es ujabb kapcsolatokat epiteni. No de ez a kutato dolga. Megismertetni magat es masokat megismerni. Nagy meglepetesunkre egy Microsoft kutato kulon kiemelte a munkankat, igy nem csak en hanem a fonokom is nagyon orvendett.

Barcelona a 33 C fok ellenere is pezseg, oriasi a kavalkad, az emberek csak ugy ozonlenek es alig lehet utat torni magadnak az utcakon. Valami elkepzelhetetlen. Ezt erezni kell. Tokyo-ban a Ginzan sem lattam ekkora emberaradatot habar ha valahol van sok ember ott van. A hoseg neha elviselhetetlen, a vendeglok hangulatosak, a tapas finom es a bor sem elhanyagolhato.

A holgyek csodalatosak, altalaban sotet hajuak es sotet boruek es hajukat hatul kozepen osszefogva hordjak igy kulon kiemelik a nagyon nagy es melyen fuggo fulbevalokat. Igazi elmeny csak ugy setalni es megfigyelni mindent ami korulotted forog.

Kolombusz vigyazoan nez a kikotore es kezet felemelve az Amerikak fele mutat. 1492 nagyon reg volt.

After the surgery

Et voila. This is my first day after the intervention. I just call it intervention instead of surgery because nothing really happened. They just put a “pipe” inside my body. About the details ask the doctors. Yesterday I was quite stressed, because I was not really sure when all this thing will happen. They told me it will be around noon but nothing more than that.

I had to fill out a yellow record with all my best medical knowledge about myself but finally I just made it. I am quite proud of it. You know, other surgeries, allergies, alcohol, smoke and similar questions listed in 2 pages. After that we had a nice chat with a young anesthesiologist who explained me all the possible risk which can occur during a total anesthesia. He freak me out but I was telling myself I can not be that weak exception which is mentioned in the book. Nobody is really interested in you (nothing personal) but I imagine they do not really have the time to comfort you in such challenging moments. I have just started to wait, have some sleep and wait again. Around noon, a guy just show up with some medications and he told told me the show must go on so I was thinking, this is my 60 minutes of glory. It was not the case. I just wake up at 3 pm and I was still in my bed between the old fellas doing more or less nothing all day long. I was not sure if the interventions has already been done or not so I was looking for palpable evidences. None of them was found so I was sure the intervention will happen just after or they just did some miracle to me.

A few minutes later, a lady came and told me, right now is showtime. Maybe for her but it is pretty sure it was not for me. So I had to change my nice clothes to some strange sort of coat but this is the rule, so I just did it. Half naked, with this funny coat in a bed …. Quite funny I have to admit.

I had the privilege to use an elevator just for this funny dressed people like me and they just put me in an anti-chamber where a lady just put some things on my chest (EKG). She was looking for the blood pressure and prepared other things which I do not have any clues why should they be prepared. For that I suppose you need a medical degree and I dot not have one.

After a short period they put me in the surgery room. It was quite funny (details upon personal request), just ladies were around me, so I felt I am in good hands. No offense docs but ladies first. A doctor she was explaining me that she is my anesthesiologist and they told me soon I will be sleeping. I imagine at that particular moment the total blackout just hit me, because I woke up later in my bed feeling a little dizzy but having a head quite clear able to speak and be sure of the necessity to visit the restroom. I had the infusion still in my arm so I was thinking maybe is better to test the reaction time of that nice red button on my phone.

The reaction time was not light speed fast but it was quite one. The only problem was the lady who came to respond was not able to speak not even a word in English. Quite funny but it happens even in such a case. So I suppose she told me to wait, unfortunately I was not able to wait more than a few minutes. I pushed again the button but I was not not lucky at that time either. So she just spoke to me again and left. When I pushed third time the button a guy came and he was fluent in English, so he helped me to manage to reach the toilet on my own feet.

I was quite surprised to see some of my colleagues coming to visit me. I was able to joke with them so I think even with the intervention, everything goes just fine. I hope so!

It is quite amazing. When you are young and restless you think you are untouchable and even God himself can not harm you. Once the years are passing this idea is changing radically. You will see as I have seen. You are similar to other God's creatures, you are small and all the deceases can harm you an make you feel vulnerable. So here I am.

From yesterday I have been hospitalized and right now I am sharing a room with two older fellas who can sleep mainly all the time. Unfortunately, I do not speak German, they do not speak English, French, Romanian or Hungarian. Hence, our conversations are strictly related to “Good morning”, “Good night”, “Good appetite” and some smiles in between. I am not so happy about that but it guess is my turn to learn German. Anyway, I have proposed myself to do so, so I will.

I spent the whole day looking the first season of “The Big Bang Theory”. It was awesome. I went to sleep around 1:00 am and I have to admit I had a nice sleep till 7:00 am and right now I am typing all these ideas on my tiny-shiny Dell laptop.

The doctors will soon pay me a visit and I will have more news it seems to but till that particular moment I have to wait and try to get out of my mind all the stupid questions which I am turning in my head all day long. When will be this intervention? How much time does it take? What is gonna happen when I wake up? Will be painful or not? You know, these kind of lame questions.

Concerning the communication issue, I am quite surprised. The young Doc who started examining me was really fluent in English so we had a nice chat during an hour. In the section was also a guy who explained me everything but this morning another guy came and he had some problems. Anyway, I am happy because till now no major communication issues have occurred. It is amazing. You are in a foreign country, you do not speak their language but somehow everything is going just fine.


Egyesek jatek szenvedelyuknek hodolnak, masok az italnak rabjai, netan a cigaretta megszallotjai, masok vasarolnak es en ..., irasi fuggosegben szenvedek. Ha lehetne naponta irnak de sajnos nincs ido ra. Most jottem ra, hogy ez is egyfajta fuggoseg. No persze, ketsegtelen, nem olyan karos, mint az elobb felsorolt fuggosegek, de ketsegtelenul valamifele fuggoseg. Kesztetes, mely csak ugy jon es amint beteljesedik, bizonyos megnyugvas tolt el addig, mig valami uj otlet nem jut eszembe. Igen fuggoseg de nem akarok kigyogyulni belole! Imadok irni!

Ui. Szeretet es ... fuggo is vagyok de talan errol majd legkozelebb ha ujra irasi szenvedelyemnek hodolok.