We have a fuzzy yellow ball in the sky which is toasting my left arm quite nicely through the glass.
Breakfast has been had and we are on our second and fourth cup of tea……….. Hubby has been up longer than me, so he’s on cup 4!
INR this morning, then we are off to do some local shopping to get our stew ingredients. We had been buying stewpacks which consisted of one onion, 4 carrots of various quality, one parsnip ranging in size from 6 to 8 inches long and 1 to 2 inches at the fat end and a swede, some of which could only be described as a tennis ball. The last bag was not that good at all, so if they look a bit ropey, we’ll buy a large swede and a bag of parsnips, prepare the lot, and freeze half for the next stew. I buy jacket potatoes at 50p a kilo (they sell a four pack for £1.19 which is an absolute ripoff as four loose ones the same size cost me about 45p!), carrots regularly, and I have stacks of onions. Last night we remembered to put pulses to soak, so they will pack out the stew and provide more nutrients and fibre.
Our plan for Hubby’s meals are two days stew, two days ‘something else’ (so far we have discovered mashed potatoes, tuna fish, my cauliflower and broccoli cheese and tinned soups are palatable), then another two days stew. Veggies are good for me too, so I’m not complaining, and it’s not as if I have great hunks of bread and butter with it because I haven’t been eating bread for weeks other than an occasional baguette (synned) with bacon and mushrooms for my lunch. My second helping of frittata yesterday was lovely and I shall definitely make that again.
Just had a call from the Breast Clinic following up on an article Hubby read this morning about the effect the Covid vaccine is having on some cancer patients, causing their lymph nodes to swell. With my jab due on Saturday, forewarned is forearmed and I left a message on their ansafone first thing.
It would appear that this is occurring with some, not all, cancer patients who are still undergoing treatments, and it is not all vaccines that are affecting people this way. My surgery was on the right in October 2019, so all injections, blood tests and BP readings should be taken on the left as a matter of course. The nurse said I should be fine, but obviously if I have any problems, to contact my GP or breast clinic.