My post surgery doctor’s appointment was last Thursday and the doctor gave me some bad news, the endometriosis was much worse than he thought. For the next few months I need to take a large regimen of medicine and vitamin supplements and maintain a lo-carb, no sugar diet. The diet will probably kill me because I am obsessed with food but I am going to have to learn to love lean protein and veggies, ugh!
On the bright side, I am spending my second week of recovery in New York City. My husband is working there for a few weeks and I decided to join him. It will be good to get out of our house and enjoy the amenities of living in a hotel for a week. I don’t have to make the bed, clean the bathroom, or shop for groceries! I am going to take it easy as much as I can, I will probably spend most of my time resting in the hotel room during the day, or catching up on emails and paperwork at one of the local coffee shops.
I have been to New York several times but this is Chris’ first visit. He did some sightseeing on his own last week but was happy for me to join him yesterday. We took a cab to the Wall Street and The World Trade Center and then hit the ferry docks for a boat tour on the river.
Wall Street was full of tourists like us. We stopped at the NY Stock Exchange for some pictures and then headed to see the World Trade Center Memorial.
Once we got to the memorial site we read that we needed to get tickets
for the 9/11 memorial ahead of time. I did snap this picture of the new
World Trade Center, maybe we can get back down there next weekend.
I was in New York during the Spring of 2002 for a Model United Nations
tournament and we came to ground zero to see the site. Back then
there were two giant holes in the ground and crews working, it was just
months after 9/11. It is interesting to be back 10 years later.
We stopped at St. Paul’s Cathedral and Trinity Church and went through the historical cemeteries.
The weather was beautiful, sunny and 75 degrees. How do you like my top? I found it on clearance at Ann Taylor Loft, the ruffles hid helped camouflaged the fact that I couldn’t button the top button on my jeans because of my incisions. I can’t wear yoga pants everywhere!
The Brooklyn Bridge…
We decided to take a tall-ship tour of the city because it was such a beautiful
day and it would give us a chance to see the city skyline, Ellis Island, the
Statue of Liberty, and many other sites. Here we are on the boat…
Of course my streak of bad luck followed us on the boat and once we hit the water it started to rain…
The rain lightened up and the sun popped out here and there. Regardless of the weather is was a fun experience. Here are some of the sights…
You can see the new World Trade Center being built behind me…
We ended the day at Barbuto
for dinner, it is celebrity chef Jonathan Waxman’s restaurant in the West Village. Our meal was good, I would have liked to try his traditional Italian pasta dishes but with my restricted diet I settled for the roasted chicken which was delicious.
We are staying in Chelsea at a hotel across from the Google NY Office. The neighborhood is loaded with fun shops and restaurants and hipsters. I am looking forward to exploring what is here and doing a lot of people watching this week.