It is late afternoon and we have had an excellent day so far!
Hubby’s INR has crept up to a much safe level of 2.4, so although he still has a way to go, he is in a better range. His INR nurse is well pleased, but he has another test on Thursday.
He went into the prescriptions office and was given a huge bag of protein drinks and puddings to help with his diet as promised by the doctor he spoke to on Saturday. He will be able to collect the rest tomorrow. He had an apple drink this afternoon which he said was quite pleasant, non acidic, and filling!
We went shopping this morning to stock up for the month on UHT milk, tea bags, cereals and a few other bits and pieces. We met up with a five month old jack russell and his owners, and he was so cute! I got trashed, and so did Hubby, so smiles all round.
Nothing needed for the freezer other than some more cherries as they are de-stoned and better value than buying fresh. I can also use them for smoothies as I’ve been sent some recipes to try.
We decided to buy an individual cottage pie and share it, doing extra veggies for me. We had hoped that the minced beef would be really fine so that Hubby could tolerate it. Sadly this was not the case, and he couldn’t eat it, so just had the mashed potato on the top.
He’s not going hungry though, and has done pretty well so far with breakfast, a gingerbread teddy, meringue nest and some peanut butter, though not all together!
We did some washing and put it out on the line before going out. Forever optimistic with the weather forecast, we’d hoped it would at least be drier by the time we got back.
Fat chance, so we stripped the bed and put that on while we had lunch, then Hubby went up to the launderette.
I had a phone call to say he’d been ‘attacked by a ferocious dog’, so I asked if it was Poppy, the little chihuahua down the road, as I had just seen her owner taking her out for a walk.
The attacker was a brindle and white cavalier King Charles spaniel who was ‘absolutely gorgeous’ and had just waddled over to Hubby and sat down. It seems she always does that to people and likes to be fussed. I asked if she was small enough to put in his pocket, and apparently not, but she would fit in the laundry basket. She was about 5.
We’d done a little bit of shopping for our neighbour too and she came in for a cup of tea just after lunch. She still has a nasty bruise on her arm from her jab almost 2 weeks ago. Apart from feeling a little more tired than usual and Hubby had some serious aches and pains last night which have now gone, he’s doing OK.
MSM rang us today and she had similar aches and pains, plus she woke up two nights afterwards shivering and unable to get warm. That had all passed by morning, and she’ll have her second jab on April 1st. She’s OK, though bored and fed up.