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Saturday, 22 April 2017

Toothy Update and Week 3 Total

Once again, I would like to thank everyone for the kind responses to my last post.  Janice's diagnosis was correct, OH has a 'dry socket' where his back tooth was removed.  A clot didn't form so the gum hasn't healed :(   We made another visit to the dentist on Tuesday who cleaned out the socket and applied a paste of clove oil amongst other things to try to seal the bone and help with the pain.  He is not in as much pain now but food keeps getting trapped and he is finding it difficult to eat normally.  As he is not eating meat, it has been easy on the food budget this week.  It's been mainly HM soups, mashed potatoes, cheese pie, simple steamed veg etc so :

Week 3 Total £38.13       This included a bottle of  Aldi wine

I have felt so sorry for OH that I haven't felt like eating elaborate meals either but I really do need to increase fruit and veg consumption for both of us so I will concentrate on vitamin filled foods next week.  There is a veggie cider hotpot in the oven at the moment which I hope OH will be able to eat (albeit slowly!).  He won't be home from work until 8.30pm so I'm going to test it now.  I forgot to eat lunch so I'm ravenous :/




 
 
 
 
Yum, that was lovely....fridge bottom carrots, a leek, an onion, half a head of broccoli, a few sprigs of cauli all cooked in a pint of veg stock with a generous 1/4 pint of cider thrown in.  Sage and black pepper to taste, then sliced potato (par boiled for 10 minutes) placed on top and sprinkled with grated cheese.  Oven 180 for 45 minutes.....  It makes 4 portions so we will have the same again tomorrow.
 
I have bought 2 big pots of plain, thick, Greek style Bio yogurt and I intend that both of us will have a portion every day.  OH to help combat the effects of the antibiotics and me...well....just because I like it!  I have felt quite stressed by worrying so it will help settle my mild IBS symptoms too.
 
On a happier note, today has been a lovely, warm, sunny day.  Even now at 5pm it's warm and cheerful.  Frost and snow is forecast for next week so I will enjoy the warm feeling today.  I do hope you are all having a share of it in the UK.  If it's still cold in your own country dear friends, then stay warm and snuggle in.
 
Thanks so much for popping in and commenting x
 


12 comments:

  1. When I had a tooth removed I bought a medicine syringe from the pharmacy and used that to flush food out. It worked really well.

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    1. That's a brilliant idea, thank you Scarlet. We'll try to get one tomorrow.

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  2. Your meal looks lovely, we really enjoy simple food, we eat meat but I still do veggie meals sometimes, it helps with the costs.
    Frost and snow I had better get the woolies back out next week then x

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    1. Ne'er cast a clout 'til May is out! :)

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  3. It's been very warm here today (Somerset). As for next week's forecast, I think Spring has got confused lol. Your dinner looks scrumptious, hope OH can eat it ok.

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    1. It took him a while to eat it Sooze but he managed to do it and said he really enjoyed it.

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  4. So sorry to read that my thoughts were correct and your hubby does have a dry socket. It is so painful, but hopefully now he has had further treatment it will clear up in a few days.
    It is beautiful here today but er are supposed to have snow and rain tonight and not much better for the rest of the week. I hope your hubby was able to eat your delicious looking supper!

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  5. It does sound painful. I do hope the treatments work and the pain soon subsides.
    It's very thoughtful of you to be considering OH when making your meals. The veggie hotpot sounds delicious, something I must try.
    It's good you're looking after yourself too. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. X

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  6. Just catching up so sorry to hear about your husband, hope he is feeling a little better. Love the look and indeed the sound of the hotpot.

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