Friday, March 6, 2015

Health, Bowling.

I’m beginning to think somebody “up there” has got it in for us. Be it Doctorthe gods or the fates. Matt is now scheduled for a colonoscopy and has been taken off his blood thinners. The only trouble there is that those are what are stopping him having TIAs (mini strokes) so now I have to worry about his current problem, and the possibility of another problem with more TIAs. Luckily I do seem to be on the mend myself which helps. Because of this concern, I decided to fax the specialist telling him of the problem and my worries, also sending a copy to the cardio specialist who put Matt on his blood thinners. I didn’t get any reaction, but I did receive a phone message that he has been booked to see the specialist next Friday, March 13. That is almost unheard of speed so I am hoping that my faxes did some good.

Thursday afternoon we went bowling as usual and I bowled up a Hot Chocolatestorm. I didn’t get brilliant scores but I did get good ones. Much better than I have been bowling lately. I was pleased although Matt was not bowling so well. One game he was good, but not the other two. Whilst there, I had another cup of Carnation hot chocolate. I could become addicted to that, it is absolutely delicious. I had thought about buying some, but I don’t think I’d better, too much temptation. For years I have been saying I don’t like hot chocolate and now, suddenly, I do.

Friday I will go to the exercise class and see what happens. I don’t have to do everything after all.

This recipe sounds good. I enjoy salmon especially poached so will definitely try this.

Salmon Steaks Poached in Lemon Broth

WebMD Recipe
Total Time: 15 mins
Salmon Steaks Poached in Lemon Broth

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 salmon steaks or fillets (about 12 ounces)
  • 1 large lemon, juiced

Instructions

Step 1
Place lemon juice and chicken broth in medium saucepan with cover. Add raw salmon steaks.
Step 2
Bring liquid to slow boil over medium-low heat. Reduce heat slightly, cover, and simmer 5 minutes.
Step 3
Flip salmon over, cover, and continue to simmer 5 more minutes or until salmon is cooked throughout.
Have a great day
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16 comments:

  1. Hi Jo - sorry to read about Matt's new hiccup - sincerely hope it resolves itself and that it's been 'caught' early .. but I'm glad you're feeling easier. And it's good to be bowling regularly .. as best you can .. and then the exercise ... helps us through things - though frustrating to do sometimes! Take care...

    The salmon looks good, I often have it - usually with spinach, tomato and broad beans ... Cheers Hilary

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    1. Thanks Hilary. It's all something of a pain to deal with.

      The salmon does look good doesn't it?

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  2. Hi Jo. I'm glad you got the doctor's attention. I like Carnation too, but hardly drink it. In winter it does get me warmer, faster than coffee.

    I think I'll do the salmon tonight. Three ingredients and short cook time - that's for me. And I enjoyed your poem add on; that was sweet.

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    1. So am I, I was worried about the possible length of time before he saw the doc. I do think that chocolate is delicious.

      Nice easy recipe isn't it. Used to write a lot of poetry once.

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  3. Oh Jo, you are both having a rotten time. Fingers crossed it all get sorted easily.

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    1. Thanks Helen. So Far you can keep 2015

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  4. So sorry to her of your continuing health problems. Hope it all gets straightened out. My yoga teacher believes in adapting the program to each individual so that you do what you can the way you can. You don't have to be the star of the show. Take care.

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    1. Thanks Denise. I certainly don't have to work that hard at the exercise class if I can't manage.

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  5. Health issues are such a pain! Hope you guys get yours all sorted out quickly! I've never had Carnation....I always drank Swiss Miss. I should get some Carnation.

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    1. Me too JoJo. Somewhat fed up with the whole business. Not tried Carnation of course.

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  6. Glad he's getting into the specialist so soon.
    Those salmon steaks sound awesome.

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    1. Yes, it's great Alex.

      Must go and buy some salmon,

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  7. I'm keeping you and Matt in my prayers and hope that you'll know something more positive after the 13th and the C procedure... Go you on the bowling!!!

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    1. Don't yet know when the C procedure will be Lisa. Not on the 13th certainly.

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  8. Good luck to Matt. Lucky he has a persistent wife who looks after him so well. I love hot chocolate even in this hot weather. I drink a low calorie one which just needs a splash of milk. It's made by Jarrah.

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    1. LOL. I can see drinking it in hot weather too, it's so delicious. A good dollop of decent cream would be nice too.

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