I am so glad to be back among the mobile society. I have been housebound since October 21st and believe me, cabin fever gets to you after a while. I am still governed by my visiting nurse and bath person, without whom I wouldn’t be coming along as well as I am.
I am still having to be super careful, make sure everything I eat is soft and chewed thoroughly; taking my time and watching how I lift things and bend; taking walks daily to improve my muscle tone, etc.
I am set to have another Endoscopy on next Tuesday followed by an Ultrasound of the abdomen on Wednesday. I am skeptical of the Endoscopy but feel confident that the Doctor who will be performing the procedure knows what he is doing. He was the one who helped save my life last December 4th/5th. When I went to see him last week, he walked in and gave me a funny look. He proceeded to check the computer for my records when he turned and said, “I remember you! I often wondered what the outcome was, you were so very, very ill.” “I am so happy to see you looking so well!”
He then proceeded to explain exactly what happened that night. I had not heard exactly what happened and having it explained in depth was quite an experience. I had been told it was bad but I had no idea HOW bad I was. It was a very sobering experience
Enough of that, what is in the past needs to stay in the past. The future is what interests me now and I plan on being here for quite a while longer. I have started doing my own cooking again. Today, for example, I made a humongous pot of Chicken Vegetable soup. I can no longer have fresh vegetables (which I love) so I decided to take chopped celery, onion, zucchini, crookneck squash, sliced carrots, chunked potatoes, sliced mushrooms, and diced turnips and make a pot of soup. I love all vegetables so this sounded like a winner. It DID have 4 chicken thighs cubed in the pot but there were so many veggies, the chicken looked very sparse! Lord it tasted soooooo good!
Next was to find enough containers in which to freeze my soup. I called my neighbor who is 87 and asked if she would like some of it. “Oh, that would be lovely!” was her comment. I scooped some of it into a small container and walked it to her door. She was thrilled and announced that she would be having my soup and bread and butter for her dinner. It tickled me to know that such a small thing could bring so much joy to another humanbeing.
Well, that is all for this week. Here is hoping you have a fantastic week and. . . .See you again next week!
Have a wonderful week.
May it be filled with love, joy and peace.