Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

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.

shoesThankful

 

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!

 

Review and Remove

15/04/2014

 

So it’s twenty-four hours post-operation. It’s time for a review and to remove the drain in situ.IMG_5940The doctor does the removal very professionally and despite his huge hands, is super gentle and kind. We are indeed thankful. Arrow #3 is healing well. Mobilizing well and coping well with the pain too.

One phrase keeps reverberating in my mind – thankful to the Lord indeed.

Eventful Week

14/04/2014

 

Arrow #3 had to have some minor surgery done. Since most of us are mostly in good health, we hardly knew what to do for admission procedures and the like. Felt like a novice even though I have some training before. That was well over 20 years ago of course, and many things have changed.
IMG_6080Still, what little I recall was enough to go by. And lots of help from wonderful kind friends! What grace!

She was in and out the same day, with a small drain in situ. Then, it was home to rest whilst Momma nursed her. It made good mother-daughter bonding time…

 

Swim Win

16/03/2014

 

I need it! I really do! I need to make time for it! But time can be so scarce…..

Thankfully I have my Arrow to prod me on. She comes home from work (WORK no less!) and tells me that I ought to go with her to the swimming pool.

So I finally get some workout. No excuses. Just plain plod-along-and-go.

swimFeels grrrrreat!