It's pretty touching to see Don's reactions to text messages, cards and a few gifts of food and flowers. He seems surprised by some of this special attention. He hasn't had a hospital stay since a rugby accident in college. Heart surgery is worthy of attention.
I wish Don's appetite would return faster. I'm sort of tempted to eat all these Zingerman Food Goodies, myself!
Just over a week ago, Don was only eating ice chips. He finally progressed to applesauce and yogurt. I feel like he deserves some food rewards, but he's still leaning towards things like soup and oatmeal. I thought about making oatmeal raisin cookies today. Healthier than Oreos! I'm glad I didn't.
The doorbell rang and a bag of Tiff's Treats Cookies, was sitting on the porch. Inside was a box with 2 dozen cookies! They were still warm, so I put them on a cooling rack. It looks like I baked them! I wish Don was able to enjoy these more. I think he's also worried about what he's supposed to be eating. So am I. I hate change.
Grocery Store Time
Today I headed for the store with a long list. This is new to me, since Don usually does all the grocery shopping. I was lost in the store. I spent absolutely forever, standing in various aisles, reading labels and pondering.
It got a little depressing. I made myself woozy, as I stared at sodium numbers and fat counts. Don and I are pretty healthy eaters. Yes, I know. Cut down on salt and fat. But cutting down would be a lot easier, if we ate red meat and ice cream daily.
Don's new title of heart patient, is stressful. Does this mean we won't get to feast at our favorite German Restaurant, when the kids come home for Christmas? Will Texas BBQ, be a thing of the past? My head was swirling in that store, while I stressed over what I could cook or buy, that would be healthy and yummy.
I tossed a low sodium chicken broth in the cart and lots of yogurt and fresh veggies. Then I grabbed tons of cleaning products, because I'm going to get manic about this house if we're stuck home. And then I chose some comfort foods. We'll see what Don's doctor says next week. I'm not going to stress over food just yet.
I started this complaining list/blog, in May 2016. I posted 200 gripes about my breast CANCER and then I was done.
On March 13, 2020, I started venting all over again, when another disease (starting with a C) interfered with my life. This time it was the invasion of COVID and it affected every person. I ranted for a year, until I got my COVID vaccine in March 2021.
CORONARY Artery Disease was the reason I restarted this blog on September 26, 2021. This time it was my hubby Don, who was dealing with a worry that started with the letter "C".
Coronavirus and Cancer, Coronary Artery Disease! All are evil, but none can totally get me down... if I vent! I usually end up feeling a little more positive at the end of each post!
Navigating This Mess!
The most recent post is at the top, from coronary posts in 2022, back to cancer posts in 2016.
To find past posts, look below the "Archives" section, to find "Categories".