Back on the Menu

It started off as a good day, beautiful sunshine and we’d both slept pretty well.
We even remembered to check the roads for possible hold ups, and allowed ourselves an extra half an hour for the trip as the main route was already starting to back up according to the council website and radio report.

We actually arrived with over an hour to spare, so were able to get my new watch battery, go to the bank and also light our candles first.

Photos: mine on the left from the A16 and one from Google.

Hubby’s blood appointment went very well, and after 20 something years, he has been prescribed an alternative to warfarin.
The hospital doc prescribed 8 weeks worth of tablets, but the Local Authority only permits one month’s supply at a time, so the shortfall will have to be provided by our GP surgery. Now seeing as they can’t get the current medication right, Hubby has decided to go up to the Sit and You’ll probably be seen last if at all Wait clinic tomorrow to see a GP and collate his current medicines on ONE prescription which he will be able to hand in once a month himself rather than rely on ‘The Computer’ to generate prescriptions for the wrong pills he needs.

The good, no GREAT, news is that the new meds work differently to warfarin, so there is no need for regular INR blood checks which were thrown out by taking other medication such as paracetamol, cold remedies, antibiotics or painkillers.
Best of all, Liver and Cabbage are back on the menu!
Photo: mine from August 2016 on the boat (ok: it was liver, bacon, jacket spud and veg)

Liver, bacon, cabbage and mash was the first meal Hubby cooked for me, though he wasn’t my Hubby then. It has been a treat for us to have liver and/or cabbage, (which included brussel sprouts) in recent years as they reacted with the warfarin, so we had to be careful.
There are other things too, like cranberries and anything else high in vitamin K or iron.
Now, he will be able to eat more or less what he likes, which has to be good for the diet, which I have to be honest, was getting a little stale.

Now we just have to sort out his reflux problems.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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4 Responses to Back on the Menu

  1. This is great news! Warfarin is a bummer. I hope the replacement works well.

  2. scifihammy says:

    I hope the new meds work well and ‘Hubby’ can enjoy a more relaxed attitude to meal times 🙂

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