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Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: June 13, 2024, 10:50:35 pm »
Margaret, I also hope you have good follow up following your appointments.

Good that you are eating more now Judy.  Take it easy and don't force yourself though ... small steps are best!

I was at the surgeon's review yesterday, he is happy with my progress and I no longer need to wear the moon boot at night - what a relief.  I have also started using crutches which, much to my surprise, I am coping with quite well, but still using the knee scooter as a security device for now. 

Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: June 12, 2024, 12:30:07 am »
That news is upsetting and what a great shame about your reaction, Judy.  The positive part of this, though, is that you got the chance to experiment with different foods, textures and tastes and will be able to use and adapt them as time goes on and your system settles down once more.

To everyone else who hasn't experienced anything adverse or negative in the recent past ... look after yourselves and take care ... no more accidents or illnesses, we on the forum have had enough  between us to last all of us for months into the future  :)

Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: June 11, 2024, 10:49:20 am »
Burns are horrible K Atie, I hope yours is now calm.  I also hate jammed fingers, fortunately I rarely manage to do that ... so far, anyway!!

Re.the cut on what was my good leg but which is now my bad leg - several xrays were taken as there was some concern considering where it is, but the cut went down to the bone, and did not damage the bone or anything else, just the spectacular cut.

Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: June 11, 2024, 06:34:37 am »
... continuing the (mis)adventures of Marina.

On Sunday DH and I went over to have a lovely Sunday lunch at a local cafe and, on our way back, we stopped at the kerb to check for on-coming traffic when my knee scooter suddenly toppled over, with me on top of it.  We think it got caught in a rut between a couple of blue stone slabs or slipped off the side of one of the larger slabs.

After DH and a very kindly passerby got both me and the scooter upright I noticed blood on the cobblestones and could feel blood running down my leg.  Although my trousers weren't ripped, I had obviously managed to do damage of some sort (considering it was me, this was no surprise - I am very accident prone).  Work/home was only 1 - 2 minutes away and we checked my leg when we got there to find a horrible deep gash just under the patella by the knee.  So, off to A & E.  We arrived around 1.30 - 2.00 pm and I was finally admitted to the ward at 2.00 am.  The whole procedure took so long and it wasn't even as though A& E was busy, in fact, at any one time there were only 5-6 people who had been triaged and were waiting to be attended to.  Admittedly, to be fair, a few ambulances did come in during that time.

Anyway, the staff in A&E and (eventually) the ward were all totally impressed with the damage I had done and I was operated on last night (Monday - King's Birthday weekend).  Got home around lunch time today.

So, I now have one foot still non weight bearing, but flexible with a second foot fully weight bearing but, due to an in-built non-flexible splint, it is keeping that leg fairly rigid.

I go to my surgeon on Thursday who will review the foot / ankle operation success and, hopefully, allow me to weight bear, lightly, and allow me to stop wearing my moon boot 24/7.  This weekend's effort leaves me with 6 week using the splinted neoprene cast before I know what will happen next.

Hope you all had a much better weekend than I did!

Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: June 09, 2024, 12:25:52 am »
I am getting 'itchy' hands to be cooking again, but I am still not allowed to stand on my foot and the only way I can get around at the moment is on my knee scooter.  Using hot utensils, pots, pans, etc. would simply be too dangerous at the moment.  I look forward to getting back to the bench as soon as possible, but I think it will still be a while before I feel confident enough.  I will see what my surgeon says at my review later this week.

Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: June 09, 2024, 12:23:13 am »
Thanks for asking Cookie.  The scan wasn't as bad as I had anticipated - I thought it would be weight bearing, which scared the living daylights out of me, but it was non weight bearing so there were no problems.  Although I did take one of my strong pain killers in anticipation, just to be on the safe side!  I ended up with a woozy head and shaky handwriting!

Chit Chat / Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« on: June 07, 2024, 10:36:08 pm »
It sounds as if you and Judy have had a wonderful time, both in and out of the kitchen!  I am sure you will miss her when she heads back home.

Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: June 07, 2024, 10:51:35 am »
I see Nagi (RTE) is about to release a new book.  Open for pre-orders now (I think)

Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: June 07, 2024, 04:36:03 am »
When you head back home, Judy, you had better pack Chookie into your suitcase and take her with you!

Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: June 05, 2024, 10:35:51 pm »
That's a fair bit of work you had followed by the basal cell carcinoma removal.  Hope it goes smoothly.

I go in for a CT scan today.  After not weight bearing for 7 weeks I have to put full weight on my foot for the scan - I know it is going to be horrendously painful so not looking forward to it but I have my super strong painkillers nearby to take before we leave. 

Chit Chat / Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« on: June 04, 2024, 11:32:43 pm »
That is fabulous news Judy.  Your family was right, Chookie has definitely given you a huge boost.  It is so exciting to see how you are enjoying all the different meals.  Very well done Chookie, you are an amazing and caring friend.

Chit Chat / Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« on: June 03, 2024, 11:13:14 pm »
DH actually found something at the bottom of the freezer - neither he nor I quite know exactly what it was.  Had it with brown rice and (believe it or not) hummus on the side.  The hummus was good!

Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: June 03, 2024, 11:11:27 pm »
K Atie, wave to us as you pass by the end of Smith Street when you go to Ikea tomorrow (if you go down Victoria Parade)

Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: June 03, 2024, 11:07:18 pm »
Mab, I hope you can manage enough nutritious food to help you put on weight - my gory 'putting on weight' story is stomach churning so don't read further if you (or anyone) is feeling queasy ... when I was young, before I got married, I was going out with a crofter's boy on the Isle of Lewis and had a lunch with the family one day - typical greasy fried food - with added liquid fat poured over the lot ... UGH!!!  I didn't go there for another meal.  It was fairly traditional for up there, though, as they never wasted anything (sheep's head soup anyone?) - every part of any animal slaughtered off the croft was used - hence haggis as well was more common than it is today.  They also lived a fairly rugged outdoor lifestyle and the weather was not always particularly warm so any food was always welcome.

Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: June 03, 2024, 12:33:20 am »
I am at work again all day today - it seems like I am spending more time here than at home recovering.  Hopefully things will settle down this week when the guy who was on holiday returns to work.  Whilst I admit I am quite enjoying coming in to work, it is a good change from lying around in the bedroom, I am not sure it is aiding my recovery.

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