Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Wednesday this and that . . .


 We have had some of the most beautiful weather over these past couple of days . . .  the so hot you almost can't sleep kind of weather . . . the weather we only ever very rarely get kind of weather . . . the kind of weather you just want to jump into the car and go somewhere weather . . .

But alas, I haven't been well enough to want to really go anywhere.  Monday during the day I started having the worst pain ever, almost as bad as labour pain . . .  Diverticulitis pain.   I can't ever remember feeling this way.  Oh, I have had little twinges before, but not full on pain like this was.  It was like someone was stabbing my abdomen all over with an ice pick.  Excruciating.   I actually woke up with it Monday morning.  It had begun in the night . . .  but I thought it was just an I have a full bladder and need to go to the bathroom, but don't want to get up kind of a thing . . . but it was so much worse than that, and going to the bathroom didn't relieve it. At.  All.

I messaged my son.  He has diverticulitis.  He told me to take an anti-inflammatory and drink lots of water . . .  which is what he does.  I did that, and took Milk of Magnesia, and spent a good part of the day laying down.  I ate plain toast . . .  and watermelon.   Todd was so good.  Bless him . . .

I sent him to the shops for some sliced watermelon . . . .


I should have been more specific . . .  because he brought me home this.   A whole honking watermelon!  We managed to eat some of it.   I sent some with him to take to our friend Audrey  in the hospital.  And we still have half of it in the refrigerator.

We need some kids to help us eat the other half.

I also put on the list some Yakult, Pro-biotic Yogurt drinks . . .  the low fat/sugar ones.   I thought they might help to restore some health to my gut . . .  and I usually do drink one every morning, but had run out . . .


Bless his heart he brought me this.   He got the no added sugar thing right.  lol

Its pretty tasty, but not pro-biotic.

He got the Milk of Magnesia and the paracetamol right.   I also wanted some boneless skinless chicken breasts, so I could poach some and then have poached chicken.  A low residue diet thing . . . and he got those as well, but he bought the ones I would never buy.  The extra value ones (read cheapest) that are a bit questionable, and they smelled funny.  But we do feed Mitzie chicken instead of dog food, so it won't go to waste. (She gets brown rice, poached chicken and vegetables every day along with a vitamin tablet.)

Men . . .  they make me laugh.   They are so cute.  I love my husband.  He tries really hard.

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I did feel somewhat better yesterday, but the niggling pain was still there . . . dull but there.   We had been invited out for dinner, but we had to cancel.  I just didn't want to risk it.   I just spent a quiet day not doing much of anything at all. B O R I N G   Two days in a row.

This morning I still have some residual pain, but it feels more like trapped wind, and isn't so stabbing.  (TMI I know!)  I have no idea what caused the initial attack . . .  what I might have eaten . . . I try really hard to stay away from my trigger foods . . . baked beans, corn, popcorn . . .

Having IBS, Diverticulitis and Diabetes is a bit like living on a roulette wheel food-wise.

Even though we couldn't go anywhere yesterday I did accomplish a lot few things.  I cleaned the refrigerator.  I got all of Mitzie's bedding washed and aired and we gave her a bath out on the patio.  She wasn't sure about that.  I have never met a spaniel that hates water so much.  She tolerated it however and is now smelling somewhat fresher, as is her bed.

I need to do hospital bags for both Todd and I.  So that if either one of us ends up in hospital, we are ready for it.  On my list of "To Do's."

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Today looks like it is going to be fine also.   I still am not wanting to venture very far from home however . . . so maybe we will take the opportunity to clean out the freezer which is in the shed.  We will see what happens.

In the meantime I will leave you with a thought for the day . . .

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The way we talk to our children
becomes their inner voice  . . . 
~Peggy O'Mara
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Spiritual Enlightenment

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In The English Kitchen today   . . . Bistro Potato Salad.  Beautiful and delicious.

Have a wonderful Wednesday.  I hope your day is filled with lots of joys, large and small.  Don't forget!

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And I do too!


  1. Good morning my darling Marie. I hope that you feel better soon. Pain in the tummy area can be horrendous. I understand the food issue thing. Today we took dad out for the first time since his fall. Mum wanted fish and chips so we went to a regular haunt. It has changed hands and the new owner told me the only food thing he was going to worry about was being gluten free. Yikes that guy could kill me with his attitude.

    Beth has had a good day and has been nominated for an excellence in teaching award. It didn't help override the really bad thing that happened today. Bess has had her faith in mankind shaken a little. Meanwhile my Will quit his job and has applied for a job working for the nuns. I am terrified as he has a temper and the foulest mouth.

    I had to smile over the water and the dog bath. Tonks cannot wait to visit the shower after someone has left it. Will's cat loves water and often takes a bath with his master!

    God bless you and Todd. He did try to look after you. He has made me smile indeed.

  2. Oh wow, what a poor attitude Suzan! I can see he will have to change that one as there are so many other food intolerances these days. Nut intolerance for one! Glad that Beth got an award but sorry for the other and I hope that Will will be okay in his new job. It may be good for him, and calm him down a bit! God bless you. Hope your day today is a good one as well! xoxo

  3. We never truly appreciate good health until we feel badly. Hopefully today will find you feeling much better.

  4. He is a sweetie to glad you are feeling better marie:)

    Any a pain.

    Off to see your salad..gorge weather here too!

  5. Oh dear Marie, hope by now the pain has stopped altogether, if it hasn't perhaps it's time to see the Dr. It might be something else all together.."..hope that you have not had these awful storms that I see were supposed to be up your way. I know cousins of mine in Edinburgh have had it really wild in the early hours. I did smile at Todds shopping trip !! But at last he tried, I have been asking Peter to find vegimite for me these last few weeks but nothing come back yet...I am also smiling at the thought of Mitzie being washed down, I don't think Masy would like it either, occasionally when Lyn brings her back,from a muddy walk I see her dunking her legs in the water butt !!....been a lovely day today still nice and warm but much less hope that we get a good sleep tonightnxxx.

  6. You are very right about that Pam! Whenever I am feeling unwell, I think of all the things I am going to change when I am feeling better, but then of course I forget! lol xoxo

    Thanks Monique! I think he is a keeper! xoxo

    Thanks Sybil, I am feeling much much better thanks! I need to take more care about what I eat in future methings! xoxo


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