09-02-2019 08:35 PM
Yes microwave meals is the way to go @greenpea Thanks for reminding me.
I would never say no to Baked Beans on Toast, especially with cheese! Yum, parsley is an extra bonus.
Thanks @Shaz51 I was not supposed to be on a liquid diet, when I came out of hospital 4 years ago.
It's just that I was so weak (& got weaker), that drinking protein drinks was all that I could do.
I had been "nil by mouth" (fed via drip) for most of my time in hospital, until only a few days before I went home.
I tell you what, when I finally got my first solid meal in hospital (not via drip), after about 12 days in there - I heartily ate the lot, then got a massive stomach ache.....
My stomach was not used to having food in it (after almost 2 weeks).
09-02-2019 08:39 PM
That was tough @Shaz51 With your having to do everything for your Mum, when she came home.
I remember the hospital staff were so rude (2015 reversal surgery) - they said "Get your brother to look after you, when you go home".
I said, "No, he lives in NSW on the other side of the country", "All my relatives live on the other side of the country".
10-02-2019 08:36 PM
I just made myself Baked Beans on Toast, in your honour @greenpea
With cheese, & some curry powder to spice it up a bit.
Thanks for reminding me of that yummy healthy meal option.
Maybe not quite as nice as the one you make?
10-02-2019 04:14 AM
@Adge Good morning Adge. Happy that you had your baked beans I will try mine with some curry powder next time Do you have a Woolies or Coles nearby? They do prepared salads which might help you after your operation. Can you do home delivery if driving is too much for you?
10-02-2019 07:58 AM
Looks like it was quiet here yesterday. I went to the farm with my bro on Saturday afternoon and came back yesterday afternoon. So peaceful and the stars were incredibly bright sat night as there was so little moon. Spent the morning studying the notes I've made from bridge lessons from sil's mum in anticipation of starting the beginner's lessons at the local bridge club this morning. She will take me and I think she's staying for this first one. Feeling a bit nervous about joining a new group but telling myself everyone else will be new too.
Really hope the hospital gives you more support this time @Adge and I think @greenpea 's made some good suggestions re m/w meals, home delivery and so forth. You could make some of your favourite things before then and freeze them.
Aside from medical support afterwards, perhaps try to speak to a social worker at the hospital before your op - they should be able to organize home support for you.
10-02-2019 09:11 AM
10-02-2019 09:18 AM
@Exoplanet I took this one for you 🙂
I was taken for a walk by my little mate above on the weekend 😍 I'm much more of a cat person than a dog person but they're growing on me and I'm learning lots about them. The lesson in this moment was that it is best to find sticks that aren't as wide as the path you're walking along if you can. And also that calling a dog with a branch in their mouth to come to you will probably hurt your shins! 😆
10-02-2019 09:52 AM
Yes I will have frozen meals lined up, in fridge.
I get a frozen meal delivery - it's a matter of making myself eat it.
When weak & very tired, I virtually don't feel I can eat.
I won't be able to easily drive for a week or so, after surgery - so will need to stock up on supplies (before).
I haven't slept most of last night, so am a zombie right now.
Have a good day everyone.
10-02-2019 09:55 AM
I will be good, I intend.
This will be the 4th surgery, directly caused (or made necessary) by my previous 3 bowel surgeries.
So that explains the angst.
Also having been sent to hospital via ambulance 4 times in December (last year) - has made the process (or anticipation) more triggering...
10-02-2019 12:52 PM
It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend away @eth So nice to be able to go somewhere to relax and wonderful that it was a clear night and you could see so many stars. Good luck at Bridge - hope you really enjoy it and don't feel too anxious being in a new group of people.
@CheerBear I have an image of a cheerbear with a sheepdog hair style and it made me giggle - hope your haircut is perfect and you feel a little better after having it cut.
@Adge Is your surgery this week? I know you have been waiting a long time for it so hoping it is so you can begin to heal nd be in less pain.
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