Monday, February 06, 2012
No more salty snacks, no more too sweet snacks either, anything that brings on a thirst is to be striked out of my diet. I also have to be careful with my meals, nothing with MSG or too much salt. Whenever I order anything, I will have to remember to ask them to use less salt.
Yes, it's Monday today and since it was a public holiday, I got to the dialysis center earlier because I thought I could start earlier but instead I had to wait till the usual time anyway. But I did have a nice chat with one of the elderly patients there : she advised me to give up intricate cross-stitch. She said : "I know it's beautiful but who's going to take care of you if you're half-blind?".
Oh well, I won't give up entirely, I'll just have to be careful not to overstrain my eyes and I'll also need to get my eyes checked soon. I took lunch at a nearby cafe : fried noodles, a little on the salty side, I forgot to mention less salt to the cook. Because of that meal, I drank too much iced water, and my BP (blood pressure) dropped to a low level again during the 3rd hour of treatment, which meant more saline was given to me intraveneously; and my target was lowered by 0.2kgs.
To make a long story short, I owe the machine 0.5kgs, could have been worse, oh well, tomorrow is another day! I hope on Wednesday, my target will be less than 3kgs!