After eleven years living, dancing, teaching tango, and writing in Buenos Aires, I came home to L.A. in 2014, where I'm reconstructing my life.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
He had the gall...
but not any more!
Ruben had his gall bladder removed last Thursday, and just in the nick of time!
There were enough stones to make a necklace AND earrings!
So he's convalescing and it's behind us.
If you ever are in Buenos Aires and need to go to a hospital, I heartedly recommend La Clinica San Camilo in Parque Centenario.
Ruben's sister, Olga, who along with his oldest son and daughter, waited out the surgery with me. Turns out, the sister and the daughter had already had this procedure! Genes or diet?
One of the Hijas de San Camilo at left.
It's a lovely hospital, shiny and sparkly clean, with touches like red embroidery on the edges of all the linens.
The sisters live on the floors above, and are always cheerfully checking on the welfare of their patients. Instead of a chapel, there is a huge, beautiful church within the hospital. Even the food was good! I hope you never have to go there, but if you do, I can't imagine better care anywhere.