Another little step forward

I am under strict instructions not to lift anything, get the hoover out, dust, move furniture or basically anything. Hubby even locked the cupboard door where Henry is kept so that I wouldn’t get him out. I was hurt that he didn’t trust me and said so, so he unlocked the door and told me ‘Hands Off!’ Henry thus hasn’t budged.

So far, apart from washing and dressing myself, I have managed to make my bed (throw back duvet and tidy up each side), and get my own breakfast, plus make umpteen cups of tea during the day.
After yesterday’s meal supervision success, today I was allowed to put food in the oven, and (turn it on) then take it out when cooked and serve! I also washed up.
Honestly, there’s no stopping me once I get going.

Seriously, it is little things I can and am allowed to do that are keeping me sane.
My false ‘softy’ is still in the bag. I haven’t tried it yet as it’s more comfortable going braless at the moment. No painkillers today, though I may take a couple before bed so that I can sleep. I walked a little way with Hubby and the dog last night for her final wee and felt a sense of achievement. All three of us have had two very good nights, and Maggie has settled herself alongside me so that I’m not going anywhere without her knowing.

Blood test this afternoon, so I’ve avoided all sweet stuff like biscuits and chocolate. To be honest, I’m not feeling that hungry for it, though I don’t think I’d put up much resistance if a plate of chocolate hobnobs were put in front of me. I fancied jelly babies when we were at MSM’s and the packet didn’t last long. My sugars are usually around 4, but looking at this chart, 6 to 8 is perfectly acceptable.

It’s raining again today, so Maggie’s only been out first thing and for a short walk when Hubby got back from his ultrasound. That all went very well. Hopefully we are turning yet another corner.

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! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. 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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22 Responses to Another little step forward

  1. Sadje says:

    Great progress Di!

  2. fransiweinstein says:

    It may not seem like much to you because you are itching to go full throttle, but you really are making incredible progress. I think that you deserve a chocolate or teo after your blood work. Glad your hubby’s test went well. Chocolates for him too.

    • Hi Fransi!
      I’m trying to do little things and if they prove too much, at least I’ll know. Won’t be doing much else today though, apart from the chocolate or trifle thing! Getting back into my blog though hate the new format. Hubby is trying to get instructions how to revert back to Classic as that only appears to be for business sites now grrrrrrr!!!!! I’m having problems uploading images, and trying to find the icon to upload them in the first place is very hit and miss!

      • fransiweinstein says:

        You’re testing yourself, which is the smart thing to do. Don’t understand the problems you’re having with WordPress. I haven’t had any issues, at least not yet. Is it specific to the template you’re using?

      • I’ve been shifted over to a block writer from the classic I’m used to. I can’t load some new images and trying to find the setting to load my existing ones is trial and error. It’s doing my head in.

      • fransiweinstein says:

        That’s so strange. I hope that doesn’t happen to me. That’s what I hate about technology. They are always tinkering and the changes are rarely if ever for the better.

      • I’m having problems and trying to get round them, but I’m not techno savvy

      • fransiweinstein says:

        I’m not either 😪

  3. And Maggie is eating again and seeing properly? Such good news all around!

    • Her appetite is better (sausage roll treat in her breakfast this morning!) and we have our battery PIRs in the bedroom and hall so that she can see where she’s going if she has to get up in the night. So far though, she’s slept through like me until around 5.30 – 6 ish.

  4. Happy to hear you are moving along, thanks for taking us on the journey

  5. I am also a bad patient and so is my mother. I also don’t like not being able to do the things I want to. Keep it up though, you will heal faster.

  6. Maggie is making sure you don’t overdo…animals have the most wonderful way of knowing when we’re poorly and doing their part to help us heal and feel better. I’m so glad you’re doing well! Baby steps are still steps! 😀

  7. pgraysurvival says:


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