Monday, 6 February 2012

A Grand Life Sez They!

A fortnight back I thought I was having a regular trip to the doc and it turned into fullscale Heckety warfare. 'Just think of it as an MOT,' said the nurse; well cars have feelings too, thought I....but she was only doing her job, and being really nice too, so I managed to catch that one behind my teeth before it popped out.

For all the poking and prodding and having pins and needles and winkle pickers and button hooks jabbed at me, all they managed to come up with was that I've anaemia.Whoop-di-doo! Watch out for your gates folks, I'll be gnawing my way along the neighbours' railings presently...or I would if we had any...neighbours, that is!

Somebody hasn't been eating their greens, sez you! Well if you came in from work every day as tired and cold as I, and collapsed onto the sofa while you ate they quickest, easiest thing you could find...a banana usually, then crawled into bed, you wouldn't be eating your greens either. Greens take energy to prepare. Youngest cooks for herself and the Hub, which is very long-suffering of her, but I since can't eat pasta, bread, rice, or anything out of a bottle, tin, packet, or whatever, I'm not able to share their meals. (allergies)

Its a bummer. And now I'm really sick, serves me right, though it seems to be settling into the usual bout of sinusitis. Blaaahhhh. Which is where the Experimental Year's experiments would come in if I had the energy...

As long as you've your health, they say. Mental or physical, sez I, and they don't know what to answer to that.

Sure aren't ye the young healthy one? they say, and never known a sick day in yer life! Well, you be making the most of yer youth, sez they, for it won't last.

Sure it won't, mine departed when I was about twenty four and I'm sick searching for it ever since.

Its a grand life when ye have it, sez they.

Sure it is...Let's swap!

6 comments:

Amanda said...

I'm so sorry to hear that you're feeling under the weather; what you really need is a few weeks off work, some sunshine and someone to look after you. Well, since that's unlikely to happen, you'll just have to look after yourself a bit better. Can you make up a huge pile of chilli, or some other sort of sauce, sometime when you've got the energy and freeze portions of it? Then you can just stick a spud in the oven when you get home and add some chilli to it. And if you put loads of vegetables in the sauce you'll be getting some of your five a day. Then you could have your banana and add another one. Hope you feel better soon.

Lynn said...

Try juicing your veg, you can also freeze it in a flask and take it with you. It sounds awful but you will get used to it and the energy will be worth it.

Heckety said...

Golly Peeps- with friends like you I just might regain my humanity! Thank you!!

Kathy said...

So sorry to hear you haven't been feeling the best. I hope you find something that gets you nourished. I think lots of fresh juice and some chicken would help. Maybe you have some ingredients to make smoothies for breakfast.

Ulla said...

The allergies can make one's life difficult. But with some imagination and extra energy once a week you could make a big portion of soup or sauce and freeze it like Amanda says. Cabbage smoothies? Potato and leek soup? Red beet sauce?

nicedaydesigns said...

Sorry to hear you aren't well. I hear you on the allergies front, it does make life so much harder. Since John has moved back here it's impossible to find things that we will both eat. I'm liking your readers suggestions of juicing though, they are so delicious, my fav is carrot, orange and ginger...zingtastic!

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