Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Just been plodding on....and a disappointment

Thank you for the comments on my last post, and welcome to another new follower.  My mouth is feeling very much better now, thank goodness.

Not been up to much lately, other than housework, cooking, etc.  So if you don't want to be bored to death, feel free to stop reading now ;-).  Caught up on all the washing whilst the sun's been out today - the washing basket is now totally empty.  On the subject of the sun....I am so SO glad the snow has practically gone, don't think I could have coped with another several-day stretch of being imprisoned indoors (I don't do walking in the snow!).  As it turned out, we had 2 days of quite heavy snowfalls, then yesterday it nearly all disappeared, going as fast as it had come.  Thank goodness and good riddance, I hope.  And, having been freezing cold with a bitter wind over the weekend, it's actually been a lovely fairly warm proper Spring-like day today.

I used to make cakes twice a week (husband loves cake and I'm usually tempted by a slice or two, despite being diabetic), however, due to us both needing to lose weight with our health issues, I now make a cake only once a fortnight.  Julie (of Julie's Scrapbook), last week I made your wartime carrot cake, both OH and I thought it was delicious and he's asked me to make it again.  I didn't use the topping, just made it plain.  So thank you for that.  

Been doing a bit of decluttering of paperwork - didn't actually plan to, but we needed to find a hospital appointment letter the other day and it took us ages, it had got lost amongst a pile of random post.  I hate paperwork, we don't always immediately deal with it or put it in the right place (or bin it!) and then it just mounts up....so the answer is simply to deal with it straight away!

We went to OH's pre-op assessment last week, prior to his angiogram/stenting procedure on 3 April.  The first thing we were told was that unfortunately they've had to cancel the procedure, as they have such a backlog due to the flu and winter vomiting viruses.  In fact, they've cancelled all minor cardiac ops for the whole of April, to give them the chance to catch up, they hope to reschedule for early May.  They were very apologetic.  We're disappointed, of course, as until the angiogram is done we don't have a definite diagnosis of what's wrong with OH, other than likely angina.  And we obviously wanted it done asap.  But it's not their fault and there's nothing we can do to hurry it up, so we just have to be patient.  The lovely cardiac nurse did say if OH has severe chest pains in the meantime which aren't relieved by the GTN spray, then we must ring 999 straight away and he'll be taken directly to the cardiac unit, where they'll do the angio/stenting as a priority...so he'd jump the queue, so to speak.  On the one hand, it means he'd get treated quicker, but we'd rather not have him go in as an emergency.

Since he's been on all these heart-related medications (about a month now), he's been quite well, apart from one episode of chest pain at the weekend, brought on by the extreme cold, we think.  The spray sorted it out.

What else have I been doing?  Well, I finished crocheting a lap blanket which seems to have taken forever, then crocheted two pockets for a long cardigan I bought recently, which didn't have any.

The challenge to do just one 'big' shop a month, with just small top up shops when necessary, is going well, and we're steadily eating down the larder and freezer contents.  Which reminds me, I must go and get the stuff out of the freezer for tomorrow's dinner - sausages and bubble & squeak....I save all leftover veggies and freeze them until there's enough.

7 comments:

  1. Not boring at all, very interesting. A shame about the cancelled procedure but I'm glad the meds are helping.
    J x

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  2. I hope the time passes quickly and OH gets his operation date through soon. Waiting for these things is nerve wracking but worth it in the end.

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  3. Its a shame they had postponed but we are lucky we have this service as overstretched as it is is unfortunate, I hope he stays well in the meantime.

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  4. It's a pain when they cancel your appointment. Hubby has angina and he avoids going out on really cold mornings, he too gets chest pains then.

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  5. Tom has an appointment for a stent next month, this will be his 3rd one. I'm sure if it is needed for your husband it will make a lot of difference.
    Briony
    x

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  6. Just read your comment on the blog and wanted to come back to you regarding the asbestos plaques. Tom was told that he had them in the original scan but finally it did turn out to actually be asbestosis.
    I find the consultants to be so kind and helpful, I hope you get some help this afternoon.
    Briony
    x

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  7. How did I miss this....... Glad you liked the cake it is both nice with or without the icing, and to be honest I prefer it without, I just needed to make something special that day, but didn't feel like cooking much.

    Julie xxxx

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