Today is Tuesday 2nd March

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.

Keep well and safe everyone.

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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 recently lost our beloved dog 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, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. 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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13 Responses to Today is Tuesday 2nd March

  1. Sadje says:

    Have a good day

  2. Glad to hear there is a little normality going on in your house, Di… long may it continue!

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  4. Good afternoon, the day is a lovely spring day, the sun is shining, a light breeze and the window to get fresh area. My husband, cholesterol was too high. His doctor suggested he go on oatmeal for a while. That was several years ago and he eats oatmeal and cholesterol is down. No statins. Stay safe!

  5. murisopsis says:

    Good news at least for your husband! I’m managing my cholesterol with oatmeal, oat bran cereal (sort of like Cream of Wheat) and lots of veggies and fruit. We don’t eat much beef and concentrate on fish. I also reduced the amount of cheese I consume. (which is harder to do than it sounds!)

    • I love my cheese, and it is allowed as a second A option with Slimming World, but has to be weighed. I must look up the difference between oatmeal and porridge, the latter of which I;m having for breakfast at the moment.

  6. Carol anne says:

    I think if you could use something like flora instead of butter, or drink the actamel drinks, or benecol, thats what my dad was told to drink, was benecol. xo

    • I don’t use spread as a rule, but if I do it’s Flora light. My budget won’t stretch to the benecol products. More fruit and veg, and I’ve gone through the official GP sheet to lower cholesterol and I’m doing everything right. I can tweak a few things, but not very many, so we’ll see what happens in six months at my next blood test.

      • Carol anne says:

        Yeah the Benicar products are very expensive. I do agree with you on that. I don’t use them myself but I do try to keep my cholesterol down as well

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