Very best of luck. I know this is an essential but painful part of recovery. Are you still on painkillers or are you allowed to take them afterwards if it is too gruelling?Cora
Good luck today! I guess the next few months aren't going to be pleasent but at least you will be better fed. Everything always looks better after a good nosh.I like the idea of good hospital food awards.
Good morning ETMWell Mrs ETM has really been pulling out all the stops and spoiling you!Now to the exercises or no lunch!The Chelsea Gang say miaow to Whisky - they all had a duvet day yesterday due to the weather. It was foul in London - I wandered around in wellies and a Driza-Bone coat in Knightsbridge watching all the trendies in their uniform little ankle boots, skinny jeans and shorty jackets and obligatory pony tail all shivering and being blown to pieces!Work hard.best wishes, Cats' Mother
ps forgot what I meant to say - Sunday brain I guess - went to dinner party last night at which the hospital dietician was present again - she put salt all over her dinner without tasting anything first. Scandal.
Wow....that is definitely a meal rich in protein and energy to get you through the horrid physio session before you.Mrs Ex-TM is doing a fine and dandy job of helping you erase the ghastly taste of the last several months from your palate!! Enjoy.Now to find some more sensational Australian wine to wash away further reminders of your recent incarceration.....oopsy, I mean hospitalisation. :)
This looks really yummy. I hope you can quickly see the progress from the physio so it helps you get through the pain. Awards for good hospital food is a great idea.
I'm taking 1000mg of Paracetamol and 100mg of Tramadol plus Oramorph as required. I have that 4x a day but that's been since February so I guess the efficacy has worn off a little. I do hope it will get better than this in time.
I think Mrs XTM should start her own blog, filled with her wonderful recipes.Sorry to hear that your legs are painful, but I guess it will take them some time to get used to weight-bearing again. Frustrating as it must be, don't rush it. Best wishes,F
Nice one, Sarah. Hospital dieticians seem to have split personalities. Whisky spent part of the night out. He's protesting: he's decided he doesn't like lamb or rabbit any more. He's using food as a weapon. I guess I'm taking away some of the attention he was getting. Jealousy is such an ugly thing, don't you think?
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthadvice/maxpemberton/6513341/Why-we-must-improve-hospital-food.html...poor diet driving us nuts. It's a theory.
Methinks someone's been reading the blog. A little credit or link would have been nice :-)
more *hugs*The exercises are important mate, unpleasant as they might be. I was threatened with having more surgery to make my knee bend if I didn't do my stretching and loadbearing exercise.I found it better to take the painkillers half an hour BEFORE the exercise, so they were already working before things began to really hurt.All the best with it. It will be fine in the long run.
Cats are always using food as a weapon. We ignore ours as much as possible and as we have three 15+ cats, two of which are in good health, we must have done something right. The slightly ailing one who is 18 likes tea and ice cream, perhaps we have been feeding her to NHS standards?
good luck with the physio. at least you are home and can get good food and rest
Argh - Tramadol - nasty stuff indeed. You should not have alcohol with it (nice bottle surely better than pills). "Side effects reported for the drug include agitation, anxiety or nervousness, blurred vision, constipation, diarrhoea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, flushing, headache, indigestion or heartburn, itching, mood changes, muscle tightness, sweating, uncontrollable shaking hands, upset stomach, vomiting, weakness. Occasional reports have been heard of more serious side effects such as difficulties with breathing or swallowing, flu-like symptoms, hallucinations, rapid heartbeat or seizures. If any of these symptoms appear you should call your doctor immediately." I personally hallucinated A LOT while on this. Hope it doesnt give you any trouble XTM. Good luck with the exercises.
This kind of breakfast should build up your strength! I wouldn't want it, not as breakfast, anyway, but then I'm neither British nor have I been in traction! What is the substance on the bread slices? I recognize some fried tomatoes and mushrooms and a slice of smoked pork ham, I think it was fried, too.Cheers and duress for your exercises! Barbara (Styria)
What you see before you, Barabara, is grilled back bacon which is very lean. Cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, English muffins split and toasted and topped with some lightly scambled egg (ruhreier). Packed with protein, not too much fat and perfect for exercising. I don't usually have lunch on Sunday if I start the day with this. Just finished my exercises. Good but tough and took me 45 minutes. The hardest bit was the counting.
Congratulations on your release. Hope you feel better soon.
Good on you XTM. That breakfast looked absolutely yummy and just what you need for physio stuff.Hope you're having an absolutely frabjous day and relaxing with your feet up after your morning's work out. During the week you will have the house to roam around in, read books, listen to music, whatever you want within the limits of mobility! Off to buy some bread for toast and honey later :-) hehe ..
congratulations and good luck , so glad you are at home but i am concerned about you tho , all this good food must be confusing your system , so i am sending you some nice healthey nhs food to replace all those tasty goodies the mrs is giving you . you will thank me later i am sure rhonda,usa
Very thoughtful ad unselfish, Rhonda. Must go now... supper's almost cooked.
something horribly well cooked and tasty i am sure , so i am sending you a corned beef lattice pie , peas and a nice boiled potato. enjoy . smoochrhonda,usa
I was once stood in the catfood aisle at the supermarket and a stranger, stood browsing next to me, said "which should I buy today just to throw out?"Summed up cats perfectly, I thought. I have five, all rescue cats (so you would imagine not as fussy -ha!) and none of them will eat the beef out of multi packs. It's the way they look so excited as you open any food packet, only to give you that disappointed 'oh, that muck again' look as they stalk sadly off. And I DO feed them the good stuff...p.s. No ketchup on that fried breakfast???
Never have done ketchup on breakfast. Too early in the morning for me. Ketchup is a big taste which can swamp a breakfast. And as for brown sauce... I don't get it. And yet nearly everyone I know seems to think it's fantastic. Perhaps I am a bit weird.
I've got 3 elderly furballs, and weapons include sulks, the fixed stare of 'Don't push your luck, chum!' and , when seriously starving because we have drawn a line in the sand , proceed to upchuck the offending meal at least 5 times each across the patterned carpet on 3 floors... the number of fingertip searches I've done over the years on my knees... they do like cheap raw cocktail sausages, however, and even the toothless 15 yr old cat gums them down happily. Ditto any pasta with cheese sauce, toast and cake of any flavour except coffee. The eldest, a 17 yr old psycho of legendary temper, will get very friendly for sharing a party sized bag of sour cream'n'chive crinkle cut crisps... I am sure it isn't good for them all day every day - these are occasional treats/looted items...Mrs. TM seems a cook of fine foods... just what you need! Enjoy every single morsel - you have richly deserved every last mouthful!!! The sausages look yummy - that gentleman is on Facebook (you can be a fan...). Enjoy!!! xxx
Ha, TM I am with you on the ketchup and brown sauce thing. Never can see the point in smothering perfectly tasty food with that muck. Now on the other hand, if you had ketchup and brown sauce available you would have used it to cover up the awful taste of NHS food I'm sure.Gill
Good luck with the physio. at least you are home and can get good food and rest I like the idea of good hospital food awards.