It’s started off as another dull day, but the forecasters have said it might brighten up by the afternoon.
Our day has nothing penciled in on the calendar so we are free to do as we wish. This is actually the norm for six days out of every seven!
We had a good medical day yesterday as Hubby’s INR is back in range. However, the INR nurse is not taking any chances and he will have another test on Thursday. The best news is that there is no need for more tummy jabs which is a relief as he was running out of skin space and looked like a teabag or something you’d tear along the dotted line.
His weight has also increased, and he managed 85% of the cauliflower and broccoli bake yesterday. Today we are planning on mashed potatoes with some flaked tuna on the side rather than tuna fishcakes in case he can’t tolerate the fish yet. As we enter week three after his discharge following surgery to remove the food bolus, we are hopeful some more solids can be added and whizzed accordingly. The stews have worked tremendously well, so that will again be on the cards for two days this week.
For me, my phone call with the diabetes nurse went well. The concern was my cholesterol which is now creeping up, so I have to modify my diet somewhat if I want to stay off medication for it. It was agreed for me to have another blood test in six months (they will notify me) to see how things are going. The past few months have been stressful and although I’ve been keeping within my target (apart from a couple of times), the balance in ‘balanced diet’ has been a bit off.
I’ve had a fleeting look at the internet to see what I can do to help myself, and I am half way there with plenty of fruit and veg. However, nuts I’m not that keen on unless they’re salted, and I don’t eat a lot of fish….. sadly breadcrumbed cod doesn’t count, and the benefits of tuna vary from health site to health site.
I am still keeping my food diary, so will do some research and make some notes in the back as to what I can have, that I like, to hopefully turn things around.
I am not happy at the prospect of going on statins, but Hubby was prescribed a non statin medication that works on the food you eat and reduced his cholesterol a treat, so I will ask to go on that.
Righto then. We are off for our first walk of the day. Hopefully as it’s a bit dull out there we won’t bump into too many people. The sunshine brought a lot of day trippers in over the weekend (one of the kiosks on the prom apparently served over 200 people on Saturday) and we saw evidence of multiple visitors on Sunday.