A new carer arrived today, he seemed a pleasant chap, he was called in short notice as the regular weekend carer had phoned in sick.
Had Porridge for breakfast, tried it without pureeing it first, it went down OK not as easy as usual but better than it had been before so that was good, gives you the feeling that the medication is starting to take effect in some small way, so decided that I would try scrambled egg (2) for lunch, again that went quite well, as although it was just scrambled using a fork, I added extra butter, just to make it that little bit easier to swallow, had to mash it down a bit with a fork, but again, jubilant that I managed to eat it at all so yes progress was achieved today in a small way.
Gervase came round about 2.30 and took me in the wheelchair over to B&Q (A visit to the outside world), it is amazing how just a small trip outside the confines of the house can work wonders for moral, anyway, saw Lee the Electrician over there ( We are good mates and I worked at B&Q with him for 6 years), he is still the same laid back lee as he ever was, Not many of the old crowd there now, many have left, and many don't work week ends, also saw Bet (Had a Snog) she is still the same cheerful bet although like me in a wheelchair as she has M.E, Not much changed at B&Q still the same old cheap imports for sale at inflated prices, and lack of staff, and apart from a couple they are reluctant to assist the customer and there DIY knowledge is almost non-existent. (Nothing much changed there then).
Should have gone to Homebase
I enjoyed the trip over to B&Q, it made a nice change and got me out of the house and away from the TV for an hour. Gervase also went and got a bit of shopping for me and left about 4.40 pm to make his way back home.
Time to get dinner now i think, eating has been good today but won't push my luck so will puree the meal tonight, one of my favourites is the Asda Bangers and Mash, from there "Great Stuff Range" because you get 4 small Sausages instead of 2 large it is easier to puree, I cook it as per the instructions and then just Puree the Sausages down, you also get the Potato,swede and carrot mash with it so just adding extra gravy is all that is needed and it goes down a treat and is very tasty. ( just right for us with Dysphagia)
Well thats about it for the day, dinner cooked and eaten, it is now 6.15pm, so time for a wash and then settle down for an evening of TV and facebook, before the meds at 9.00, so all in all a really good day today, a few twinges but lots of positives and fresh air as well, so until tomorrow Cheerio peoples.