So for the majority of my last week, I feasted daily and was kept hydrated on salty, sustaining saline IV Fluid.
It was a week after I came back from Indonesia and I still hadn't been able to shake off this weird continuous cough I had. Riding in the emergency row right next to door in the long flight over--super cold--and exerting myself daily since I got back like I was Superman couldn't of had helped neither.
My cynicism along with the fear instilling worthless media was getting the best of me, making me think I caught some weird strain of Swine Flu or something worse even. After getting a fever of 103 one, I decided to give in. I went to the Hospital.
...turned out I had severe Bronchitis, which brought along other bad things, if I came any later--it could of turned into Pneumonia. Wow. My family did say they heard me coughing even before I left (almost a month!?). At least it wasn't Swine Flu...
Fortunately I still have Medical Insurance since I still go to school, even cooler was the fact that one of my many, many aunts happened to work at the hospital too, my own room with double attentive service and double portions of food? Oh yeah.
Straight from the Source: Generic
Not that double portions of food was always a good thing here...
Peas N Chicken: Don't let that seasoned look on the chicken fool you.
Most of the food was ultra under seasoned, if not unseasoned entirely. No matter what, all the meals here shared this synonymous hospital food flavor, consisting of the plain flavor of food and probably microwaved achieved tenderness.
Lasagna: starch on starch, food here listened to no plating rules at all.
Not complaining though, food wasn't all terribly bad, still relished focusing my taste buds on the plainness of it all. There is just something to be said about a pre-portioned amount of an assortment of food prepared for you, even if its not amazing, the sheer joy of opening each container to see what's inside, tasting it, enjoying it, then moving on to the next side.
Jell-O Pudding!: No Butterscotch Budino but hadn't had this since I was 'yay tall, totally reminisced and treasured its artificial sweet silkiness.
Ok, ok...I didn't eat all the food here. I was lucky enough to have my loved ones (mom) save me for most of the meals, bailing me out through take out food from places I craved and convinced them to bring me.
Saag Paneer, Daal, Aloo: Indian take out from Tandoor India near S.M.C (courtesy of my friend)
I even had a full meal of multiple Dim Sum dishes on Sunday morning!
Green Chive & Shrimp Dumplings from Yum Cha Cafe
Almost a week in there but it was well needed, can't remember the last time I watched T.V until my eyes glazed over and ate nonchalantly all day.
Anyways...95% better y otra vez, hechandole ganas! (back at it and in full throttle).
L.A Community Hospital
4081 E Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
Yum Cha Cafe
421 N Atlantic Blvd
Monterey Park, CA 91754-1027
2622 Pico Blvd