We did have to go to see the DR again. I already had this appointment and our regular PC rather our supposed to be regular PC was in.
DH and I always go to appointments together it takes 2 heads to remember everything.
Today since the wind was very cold I arrived at the office wheezing and coughing. DH was coughing when the Dr came in and today she checked my ears, throat, lungs and eyes. She impressed DH for certain.
I did tell her I had a back up plan for DH surgery. She thought we should get it over with but DH and I want to take it day by day and let the surgeons office decide at the class one week before. That class is next week and we will have to be feeling better than this just to do the long drive down there. Despite her suggestion DH and I are in agreement again.
We have been doing very little. Today we were out of chicken broth so we went and bought Apple Juice and OJ that I use in my hot tea.
We stocked up on canned chicken soups we rarely use them but I thought it would be a good idea to have plenty in the pantry.
If I am busy taking care of DH needs and keeping him company I might as well have some super quick items in the house especially with so much snow around.
I love sound nutrition but I also need to have a way to cut us some slack. I make crust less quiches and cook them in small Pyrex bowls. They are fast to make. Spinach works great and using Egg and egg whites they are a good protein.
Keeping lots of frozen Spinach in the freezer is an immediate source of leafy greens. I can microwave it and add it to the canned soup to enhance the nutrients. I can use it as a side dish with carrots when we eat our Salmon suppers we both love salmon and DH loves onions in anything.
I make apple crisps but they have been neglected since DH has no appetite when he is sick. I just love to eat cooked pears and bananas. I like them in my oat-bran in the morning. It keeps me satisfied for a long time.
When DH is not hungry I make him a micro waved banana (He is a Chocoholic). It takes me less than 2 minutes if I am slow but usually 1 minute at my normal speed.
I buy bananas very often. I look for the smallest size bananas in Samís where they sell them in 3 pounds bunches and I always take a minute to count them. I prefer 10 or more to a bunch, that makes them just 10 cents each this week because they were $1 for the three pound bag.
I split one banana and place it on a tea plate flat sides up and I put 8 Ghirardelli chocolate chips on the flat surface. Dark Chocolate chips
5 calories each 8 or16 chips for one banana. Microwave 1 minute with power level at 40%. And suddenly his appetite is back. He needs potassium for his heart health and he gets it that way often.
I eat Banana in my Oat bran (135 calories-1/4 cup bran 1 small Banana or 1/2) every morning and my leg cramps have diminished. I have been doing this for a long time.
Now I know I am getting better I never miss breakfast but lately being unable to exercise I am not hungry. I have been skipping lunch. I just drink 50/50 OJ and hot water. I have mentioned that earlier, I never drink anything COLD -Brrrrr! it helps me to feel warm since I am always cold these days.
Sorry it was a wandering blog. Thoughts just came out and I wrote them down. I think it might be the medications but I enjoyed talking to you all on my favorite subject. Good Nutrition.
Hugs Pat in Maine.