Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

How Low Can You Go

20/06/2016

This was something I did not expect. A sudden feeling of ill health. Weakness. Dizziness. Lightheaded. And I didnt know why.

So I decided to head home. As I got up from my chair, I felt another wave of dizziness.

Somehow I made it home safely. Thank you Lord.

Once indoors, I grab a quick bite and rest. That’s when I think to myself, “What’s with the dizziness.” That’s when I recall we have a sphygmomanometer. A blood pressure measure machine.

I have to say I was quite surprised with the result. I half expected it to be low, but not this low!

IMG_5448Subsequently I was told to rest, hydrate and increase salt intake. That was fine with me – it meant a night in, and going to bed early. Yay!

And yes, I am fine now!

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Ouch

01/11/2015

 

The rings were just too tight and I was going for a medical test which required them to be removed. So what could I do?

Thankfully I recalled a little trick I saw. A video clip was sent to me and I had watched it with rapt attention. Boy, was I glad I did!

 

Out came some line. I didnt have anything strong, but the dental floss seemed to be sufficient.

I would it round and round my finger. Then slipped one end under the ring. I began to pull the loose end and as it made its way round and round my finger, it slid the ring over my joint and voila!
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Was it painful to do? Well, I think it was less painful that if I had tried it with oil, soap, etc and just pulled away. This way, I was able to get both rings off in no time, and not only the finger survived!

Now I have to decide whether or not to put them back on after the procedure!!! Should I?

Chillax

28/10/2015

Learned a new word! Chill and relax put together, becomes Chillax!

 

Hubby had a special gift for his birthday – a coupon for two to have a full body massage. Fantastic!

I am the one who likes the massage more, but this promised to be one that he might enjoy too. The only drawback was that a three-day notice was needed. Days went by and it became weeks. We still hadnt gone!

Then one day, on the spur of the moment (otherwise known as having a long full and shoulder aching day) he called the place and asked if they had an opening.

They did!

And off we went.

This was the first step – having a foot soak of five minutes and then having the foot dried.
IMG_1580Needless to say we had a really nice shoulder unknotted time… great way to hit the sack after. Ahhhhhh

Taking Turns

01/03/2015

First the older one fall ill. It’s confirmed – he has dengue fever. Off I rush to go and nurse him for a few days. He is so weak that when the platelets begin to rise, I bring him back home to recover. He has lost so much weight. Initially he didn’t even have energy to drink, and he lost his appetite. Thankful that he is now recovered though he is still below his weight before he fell ill.IMG_4316

Not long after, the second one comes home for holidays, and on the second day, he cuts himself while playing frisbee on the beach. Three stitches later, he has to slow right down, even use crutches a for a few days, and has to have Momma nurse him in a different way – daily dressings!
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Wow what an eventful time my two Arrows have had! Momma has been quite stretched too. But thankfully, all’s well that ends well.

Diligence at Dawn

01/10/2014

My Hubby and I have been waking up early the past weeks. This habit has spilled over to making trips to the nearby park to walk there. It’s nice to get out of the house early. But I must say it’s not always nice to walk. I bought myself new shoes to help.

 

But I guess the one thing that would really keep me going – just seeing sunrises like this and more. IMG_1265Oh, and of course, being able to go for walks with Hubby!

 

 

Time for New Ones

04/09/2014

They look new but they aren’t. These are my old faithful track shoes. They went with me to many lands, saw many sights and felt many changes of weather. They have carried me well in the gym and outside, on the treadmill and off. You can see the worn out and fraying sole bits at the bottom right of the photo.

shoesAlas, the time has come – they need to be replaced. Will I ever find a suitable pair to substitute these I wonder. I shall attempt to do so next week.

 

Quite a Shop!

28/06/2014

 

My friend, having been resident in the land for many years, knew exactly where she wanted to take me to next. This, I am told, is the best place to get these fresh produce, and in bulk!

So we head to this place and get an parking space very nearby. I am rather taken aback at the cost of parking, but I am told that this is because this is practically in the heart of the city.

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As soon as I part those plastic sheets, the amazing array of smells hit me. Tumeric. Curry. You name it, they have it.

After trying to pronounce the name of the shop with the right accent (They are Greek, I am told) I go mooching about. IMG_8410There are so many items here that it takes us quite a while to explore everything. Even the basic chia seeds has so many varieties.IMG_8406Altogether a good shopping trip as I end up buying more things…. We get things for ourselves, for our friends. Some are healthy things like the chia seeds. Others are kind of “sinful” like fat-rich macadamia nuts! Haha!

Keeping Going

09/06/2014

 

I need to keep going. Keep on moving. Otherwise I get so very stiff!

Hubby decides to go to the gym again. It takes me a good ten minutes of brisk walk before I can bring myself to start to jog. I warm up very slowly.

Thankful though that I can go to a gym and workout. There are many who can’t.

My faithful shoes which have taken me many places thus far.

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A Colourful Start

05/06/2014

IMG_7457As usual Hubby prepares our morning drink. This time he’s put in papaya, celery and our usual bananas! It tasted quite, quite yummy indeed =) And what lovely colours, don’t you think? This, together with a little sprinkling of chia seeds on top is a tasty nutritious start to the day. Always look forward to it!

Nourishing and Cooked in Minutes

16/05/2014

Hubby found a new way to cook eggs – microwave them!

I have adapted his technique below because I dont like my eggs in the oats. So I put mine separate. Now I also put a clear glass cover over the eggs so they dont splatter all over inside the oven.

This makes a nice, nourishing, filling meal in the morning. What with the peanuts added… yum!

IMG_7085Tomorrow I might add fruit instead!