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Praise for Waitrose pea and ham soup
Wed 29-Feb-12
7:28 am
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Danny
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F is back in bed again with a broken rib this time, poor thing. She fell on her back on Sat and we though it was a cracked rib. But the pain worsened on Mon " maybe she moved in a damaging way in her sleep. Now we believe it must be broken because of the pain levels. And she also has a mild cough, which is the most painful activity.

So the best place for her is in bed for a few days at least to give it a chance to mend. This after nine days confined with the flu, which she had just recovered from.

Anyway, she did do the shopping on Sun and stocked up on tinned soup for those invalid times. Last night she opted for the Waitrose petit pois and smoked bacon soup. It's in a dark green tin. It was absolutely delicious. Proper old fashioned pea soup with a nice touch of smokiness from the bacon.

It's so good that we would happily serve it to guests if push came to shove.

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Wed 29-Feb-12
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Oh my goodness Danny, poor Fiona!  It's such a shame we don't all live nearer, the two of you would be inundated with homemade soups, stews, cakes etc that we'd all be popping round with.  Please give her our love and best wishes, along with some (very gentle) big_hug

Good about the Waitrose soup though ok

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Wed 29-Feb-12
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I agree with you Danny, good choice Fiona.  I have it in my emergency food cupboard....but I occasionally filch a tin from there when the fancy comes over me (like in the middle of the night, when I can't sleep).

Poor Fiona is having a tough time lately. I feel for her having had a couple of really bad winters myself in the recent past (thank goodness not this one). I hope her rib mends quickly & her cough stops soon. Try hot blackberry cordial...it cured my my sore throat.

 

big_hug  big_hug to you both.

 

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Wed 29-Feb-12
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Must be something in the name!!  Poor soul after feeling rough for such a long time.  Having a cough is soooo not good, the pain is phenominal.  I'm in my 3rd week now, and it is getting easier.  Unfortunately the right hand side of my face is a lovely mixture of purple, black and green.  Is she using painkillers, paracetamol was no good to me at all,  needed something stronger.

Wed 29-Feb-12
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wave  So sorry to hear the news of Fiona.  She certainly is having a bad time of it this year. The cordial sounds ideal.  Coughing will be so painful and it sounds like the cordial would ease it.   Please give her my love and best wishes for a speedy recovery.  big_hug

 

big_hug For you too Fiona.

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Wed 29-Feb-12
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Sorry about another broken rib, hard on top of flu! Keep the pain killers going and whatever works to suppress the cough. Our best wishes are with you and lots of gentle hugs too.

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Wed 29-Feb-12
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Good grief, what on earth is happening to forumites?  Love to Fiona and wishes for a very speedy recovery.

I was looking at that soup this morning, but got the chicken and vegetable one instead.

I'll try that again!

Wed 29-Feb-12
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All the best to Fiona, hope she gets better very soon. big_hug

Wed 29-Feb-12
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Best wishes to Fiona, I hope she feels better soon, and the rib mends quickly. big_hug

Wed 29-Feb-12
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Oh my goodness, poor Fiona, strapping can help with the pain of broken ribs as it stops the movement when you cough and such.

As Sue said, wish we were closerand I could come and look after you two, I could add you to my old fogies list surprisedbig_laugh

Thu 1-Mar-12
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Fiona, do get well soon.

Like TA said, these things seem to be happening atm - just after Christmas, I was diagnosed as having an 'inverted' sternum, after a bear hug from SIL. That was followed 2 weeks ago by viral gastritis - not pleasant, and that was followed with a persistent cough. I'm sitting here atm with a painful chest due to all these things coming together, and it hurts to take a deep breath, or cough, or sneeze - I think I'll just have to shut myself away and go into hiding until spring ....... big_laugh

These things are sent to try us, ay?

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Thu 1-Mar-12
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Val, that sounds very trying! big_hug  big_hug--very gentle, of course

Thu 1-Mar-12
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You poor love Val.  Do get better soon.  Have you checked with the doc about the cough?

I'll try that again!

Thu 1-Mar-12
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What a lovely response from you all. F was chuffed when I told her.

She developed a chest/lung infection because of her restricted breathing. Yesterday she phoned NHS Direct and they advised her to see her GP so I drove her in late afternoon.

Seems like the most important thing is pain relief so that breathing can return to normal. She is taking 16 pills per day! I never knew that you can take Ibuprofen, Paracetamol and Codeine together because they are different types of chemicals and cures. That's a new one. Plus her antibiotics and optional sleeping pill. eeek

On the plus side, she has gone off her food, probably because of her fever, so I get to eat all the CFC fillet steak for my supper tonight. i_am_hungry

Tomato soup for her ok

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fillet steak....was that by design Danny?

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