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Back Into The World
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Yesterday was my first steps back into the outside world after months of being limited to a bed, a room, or an apartment. At first I was very nervous and scared about not being able to keep up my strength or keep my breathing steady, but then as the day wore on, I started getting really excited about going outside. Not only to go outside, but to go DO something! So I convinced Jip that I was well-enough to go grocery shopping!

I walked with him all the way there before needing a tiny break, and then went right on into the store and proceeded to shop like a kid in a candy store! In regaining my health and strength, I am also regaining a large appetite, so being in the store while I was hungry brought out all kinds of cravings I’ve been having, but couldn’t do anything about because I either couldn’t describe what I wanted, or Jip had no clue what I was describing. For instance, I have been craving “hash browns” for a lonnnng time. Here in The Netherlands, no one even knows what that is. I kept trying to describe them as shredded potatoes, sometimes pressed into shapes, or sometimes just cooked loosely until crispy. No clue. Well, as soon as I looked into the frozen potatoes section, there were PLENTY of “hash brown” options! When I showed them to Jip, he insisted that the shredded potatoes were just “french fries” and couldn’t comprehend what the difference is. Believe me, there is a HUGE difference between French Fries, crispy Hash Browns, and even shredded potatoes that you can fry up. BIG difference. I am a potato fan, so I should know, and now I have my craving fulfulled… that’s all that matters.



FRENCH FRIES (very different)

Needless to say, my first outing was a success, and I am so happy to be functioning better and better! Here’s a little tiny video of my first steps out the door of the apartment and out into the world again…

8 thoughts on “vlog: BACK INTO THE WORLD!”

  1. I loved that, sir!! Woo=hoo!! You look so happy. And I’m very glad you got some hash browns, too.

    Love, Nick

  2. Troy,
    I can see you followed my advices that´s why you have improved so much. So:
    1- Eat real food, lots of protein!
    (not Junky honey)
    Look for Myoplex at vitamine store.
    2- Did you have ur hair cut? Its in time, they r covering your ears.
    3- Take some tan.
    4 – Ask ur Dr if you can have some Testo, you will get amazing results and it will boost ur immmune Stem.
    5 – Listen to good, fun, happy, positive songs! You r very receptive to their vibrations.

    I know you will enjoy that:


    your sister,

    Anne Frank.

    Ps: And i dont wanna see the word “Pneumonia” as a tag anymore OK!

  3. oh heeelll no… now don’t go messin’ with the potato! I love Love LOVE the potato! I might have only survived this illness just to have more hash browns! lol

  4. When you are back home, I want to take you out for a super-sized order of McDonald’s French Fries.


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