I've been very good about following doctor's orders. It's in my own best interest to do whatever it takes to get better and get back to Mandalay. I was very excited when he told me yesterday that I could walk a bit, as long as it didn't increase swelling or pain.
I didn't want to overdo but am getting a bit stir crazy. Plus, after just lying around for almost two weeks, I need to get moving to get my energy back.
Luckily for me, I'm staying at the Dubliner Place on Sukhumvit, which is close to everything I need. Yesterday I walked the 50 yards or so to a Chinese restaurant. I was extremely happy with the quality of the food. On my way back, I noticed a small beauty salon advertising full hair services.
Today, I decided to stop by and see if they could fit me in. No problem, it was just me and two charming young stylists. They seemed a bit surprised that I wanted a cut but were up for it. The treatment started with a lovely shampoo. About 15 minutes of head massaging. Lovely.
Next I moved to the chair for the cut. We started to discuss what I was hoping for. I told them I wanted them to make me "look like her - young and beautiful" and I pointed to the woman holding the scissors. Both ladies burst out laughing. Seems they don't do magic.
She did do a fabulous cut, though, followed by almost 20 minutes of blow drying. I love to have my hair blow dried. Actually, I enjoy it almost as much as a good massage. On the rare occasions that I can't get to sleep, I'd love to have someone on call to blow dry my hair. Puts me out, every time.
It wasn't the biggest outing, but I enjoyed being off my back and out of my hotel room for an hour. It was nice to have someone other than a doctor or nurse touch me, plus it didn't involve needles. And, I look beautiful. I hope that doesn't make my doctor want to keep me longer in Bangkok. I'm really, really hoping he'll clear me to fly to Mandalay on Thursday.