Cycle 13 – Item 4
9 (Sun) January 2022
Dal Makhani etc
-Namchang, Jung, Seoul, Republic of Korea-
Manokamana is an Indian restaurant.
To help me interpret the results of a comprehensive health exam that I took a little while back, I invited RK to lunch and asked him for a free medical consultation. Fortunately, this is exactly what RK does as a practicing physician – at last, after 122 meals, my investment in this friendship begins to pay off.
Good news: I’m probably not going to die right away, at least not from anything shown in the tests.
Bad news: I will probably die sooner than later of something relating to liver cirrhosis, diabetes mellitus, or heart disease. The obvious culprit is booze. I’ll have to quit drinking, forever. Fuck. And pending further blood work, I will likely need to get on medication to manage my myriad conditions, forever. Fuck.
Fittingly, RK and I met as staff in the Noncommunicable Disease unit at WHO. I did a lot of work on NCD risk factors, including tobacco and nutrition, but not much on alcohol.
(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)
(See also RESTAURANTS IN KOREA)