/Oranges – Portakallar

Oranges – Portakallar

I woke up on my 29th birthday in absolutely excruciating pain. My lower back is one huge knot, my hip joints hurt, and I have shin splints. This terrible bodily suffering was, no doubt, brought on by the ridiculously long and, evidently, life threatening 15 mile stroll I took yesterday. I can’t help asking myself, is this a foreshadowing of things to come? Did my body get old overnight? Will I have to start wearing a muumuu and orthopedic shoes? This is definitely no way to start a brand new year. Thankfully, the fruit bowl is well stocked with the delicious oranges I bought down the hill at the produce market near Ihlamur Kasrı. Now if I only had a juicer…

2016-01-08T12:13:36+00:00 March 9th, 2009|Categories: Istanbul|8 Comments


  1. petulia March 9, 2009 at 12:47 pm - Reply

    Happy Birthday ciuciu!! stretch you legs and soak them in iced water after the walks..it really helps!

  2. Katie March 9, 2009 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    Dude! I think I know what it is: sciatica. This is so lame. The shin splints i can deal with, my sciatic nerve acting up is another story:( Why me??????

  3. Jessica March 9, 2009 at 2:25 pm - Reply

    You would look hot in a muumuu….happy birthday!!!

  4. Nonna March 9, 2009 at 4:00 pm - Reply

    Happy Birthday. Take ibuprofen it helps reduce the inflamed sciatic nerve-600mg. and rest

  5. Katie March 9, 2009 at 9:39 pm - Reply

    Thanks, Nonna. I got aspirin cuz i didnt know how to ask for ibuprofen and it seems to have done the trick.

  6. Sarah Wetherbee March 10, 2009 at 6:16 am - Reply

    Happy Birthday!

  7. Spinach Tiger March 11, 2009 at 1:50 am - Reply

    Happy Birthday. Love eating oranges. Love LOOKING at oranges.

  8. Katie March 11, 2009 at 10:26 pm - Reply

    Thanks Sarah and Spinach Tiger!

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