Monday, April 18, 2016

A New Week (and some answers)

Yes, time marches on......and it's Monday me one day is just like the other.
The weekend was quiet, except for my coughing, especially at night. Even though I started taking Robitussin last night for mucus, I am still up most of the night. I might be a little better, but my ribs and chest are feeling it today. I find that if I sleep on my left side I don't cough as much....weird. My doctor's nurse said that taking it was OK, in fact, he often prescribes it. 
A couple of friends did stop over to visit this past weekend.
My breathing seems a bit better today too!
Yay! It was warm enough for me to sit outside and have lunch today. The sunshine felt sooooooo nice. A cooling trend with some rain is on the way, actually just normal temps. 
Today was my first day with Meals on Wheels. It was a nice big meal consisting of: baked chicken, squash, baked potato, dinner roll with butter, carton of milk, and dessert. I did not eat the squash because I did not feel like seasoning it. I'll try the dessert a bit later, I was too full at noon. I am going to try the Meals on Wheels program to see if that helps me to eat better. Food is more appealing if it is cooked and set before me. Guess what? Next Thursday is liver and onions.....I like liver. Right now I am taking meals 4 days a week.....I may change that. 
Tomorrow my girlfriend is taking me shopping, I have one pair of pants that fit. Hopefully some of the capris I have packed away will fit, I don't need a lot of clothes. I am not that excited about shopping, it's a lot of walking. I'll need to push a cart to keep me going, wish me luck.

Now to answer a question or 2:      
I bought my turbans from The America Cancer site and some from Amazon. 

We live in a tri-level and yes, if my breathing makes it too hard for me to get upstairs to the bedroom, we're going to set up a bed in the lower family room. Of course, I prefer my own bedroom.

Nothing else exciting is planned for this week. Hope you have a good week!


  1. you are precious dear, praying for you.

  2. Good for you in doing the Meals on Wheels! I admire you for your honest attitude and that you are doing everything you can do to get well! I pray for you every day!

  3. I am so glad your Meals on Wheels was pretty good. Mom's in Clintonville looked like shit most days. SO unappetizing laying in a cardboard container with clear wrap sealed over top. TV dinners from store looked better.

  4. I hope that you enjoy the Meals On Wheels that you get. I believe that it will do you some good to eat a little more. I pray for you each day and I know that you can win this fight and I pray that you feel better soon.

  5. Hope you get to sit outside and have a great lunch today:) Sending HUGS and continued prayers your way dear Linda!