Note: This was written yesterday.
Nurses asked me to get the GP out today. I assumed they wanted him to inspect my festering, infected Lymphoedema, as no-one at the surgery has actually seen it, though I have been referred to the vascular clinic. So I arranged a home visit.
The Staff Nurse came today, so I asked, if I unwrap my leg to show the doc, who’s going to redress it for me? (I could do my leg, but not my foot.)
She gave me a funny look and said he was coming to see me, not Continue reading
What’s that you’ve got there?
It’s bean soup.
Yes, I can see that, but what is it now?
(Very old verbal joke!)
So I was making this soup today (it’s actually another bottom of the fridge soup, scrabbled together on the spur of the moment), got as far as sweating off the onions in a little oil and butter, and when they were soft, stirring in the paprika, when the nurse arrived, enthusing wildly about how wonderful it smelled, and could she have the recipe – so this is it. Tempting to give her a recipe for Continue reading
My diet started today as I’ve gained 5kg and discovered that my “snack lunch” is around 1,300kcals! Of the 2 small pork pies, a couple of pickled eggs and some home-made pickles (beetroot, cucumber, red onion), the damage is done by the pies which account for over 1,000kcals.
On a different, but not unrelated note, I weighed Continue reading
If, indeed, progress is the right word – I have my doubts.
Since Wednesday, my left leg has been swathed in a compression dressing, looking like a giant, pink, Elastoplast. This, against the laws of extremely basic physics would, I was assured, force the leaking lymphatic fluid back into its proper channels within the body. My belief, in accordance, as I say, with basic physics, was that it would take the route of least resistance, i.e., worsening the existing leak.
And Lo! Continue reading
My GP telephoned me a couple of weeks ago saying he was cutting my Phyllocontin Continus by half, as he had been advised by the consultant at APH that the full dose was toxic.
I pointed out that the toxicity was based on blood tests that were now 4 months old and, when they were done I had lost a huge amount of weight – 31kg – which resulted in an effective overdose, hence the apparent toxicity. I had now regained much of that weight, had no reason to suspect that the full dose was still toxic, and would appreciate Continue reading
I recently had what I tagged as a blackout – lumps and bruises and a dislocated finger, which I reduced quickly, from hitting the floor. And last night I had another with almost identical results, except for Continue reading
The ragged strips of fish in the following photo speak for themselves. The label says “fillets” which, frankly, is bullshit. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that it’s blatant misrepresentation. Sadly, I have 4 packs of this crap.
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I should like, as I’ve said previously, to express my intention to register for Internet porn. And why would I want to do this?
Well, it’s simple, we have a porky, corrupt, arsehole – Continue reading