Today is Saturday 29th January

The day is sunny now after an overcast start, but the wind is picking up and has a nasty bite to it.
Lunch has been had, today a TV dinner of sweet and sour chicken, a first for Hubby to see how he gets on. I cannot make this for the 69p cost, and the amounts of chicken are tender and juicy. After adding extra water to soften the rice, he has eaten it all.

I have been out this morning to post my cards, two of which had to have the extra postage as they were too fat/big for a standard letter. This is something I have to watch with the tiered cards as underpaid postage results in a fee of over £2 per letter for the recipient. I can’t have that, as most are pensioners.
I also went shopping for root veg for a stew tomorrow. Sometimes the stewpacks available are adequate but I had a choice today…….. a peanut of a swede and large parsnip, or two tiny parsnips and a tennis ball sized swede. I therefore spent the extra and bought a large swede, 2 large parsnips, a bag of carrots (we shall use the last in the fridge but I never like to be without any), four baking potatoes as they were only 39p and we already have onions. These are now shop bought having used the last of our own early December.  The surplus swede and parsnip will be chopped and frozen down ready for our next stew, so in the costing stakes, it works out about the same.

Hubby has had his call from the gastroenteritis consultant and things are looking good. He is doing all the right things but it has come to light that insufficient information was passed onto him after his op in September 2020, especially avoiding certain foods (like bread) altogether.  He was not given a diet sheet, had no recommendations, and certainly no after care, even when he phoned the hospital, who told him to ‘pop along’ to their A&E. The girl seemed very surprised that we live 90 miles away and therefore ‘popping’ anywhere was out of the question.
Still, that has all been rectified now and he is in the hands of someone who knows what they’re doing and prepared to help and advise him.
He is now being referred for a ‘spasmodic’ test just to check that there isn’t any other reason why he finds it difficult to swallow sometimes, but overall, it was a positive phone call and we continue to make progress.

We are off for a walk round the park shortly, making the most of the sunshine but wrapping up against the wind. It’s 11º C outside but with a real feel of 6º C.

Have a good day everyone. Keep safe.


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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved 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. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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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20 Responses to Today is Saturday 29th January

  1. Sadje says:

    I’m glad that finally you got proper advice from a gastroenterologist.

  2. I am so happy to read hubby is doing so much better as I read your posts.

  3. rugby843 says:

    Veggie stew sounds good!

  4. murisopsis says:

    The stew sounds good! And we were trying to decide on lunch and the suggestion was Chinese takeout – I guess someone had a hankering for Sweet and Sour Chicken! I’m glad your hubby is in good hands – that will make all the difference!

  5. It’s awful that your hubby wasn’t given sound follow up information. Thank goodness for the right doc in the picture now.

    • His care at the previous hospital was non existent. What made us both even angrier was that he didn’t have to go there, and could have had the surgery more local (in fact where he is under care now as they sorted out his bolus emergency a year ago). It was our useless HHA GP who insisted he could only go there…….. Still, it is all in hand now and we have a lot more confidence in the treatment and care he is being given.

  6. Happy Sunday and I am glad your hubby found a consultant who actually helps. Hope he gets better soon. Sending good vibes and hugs 🤗

  7. willowdot21 says:

    So glad things are looking up for hubby 😊

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