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.
Never knowingly underfed
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)
Good about the Waitrose soup though
Oh dear, so many forumites are struggling with something or other at the mo, must be the season for it
learning to love veg…..except celery :-O
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.
to you both.
"The beautiful is as useful as the useful...perhaps more so."
from Les Miserables
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.
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.
For you too Fiona.
Old teachers never die, they just lose their class
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.
Trying to enjoy life as it is
All the best to Fiona, hope she gets better very soon.
Best wishes to Fiona, I hope she feels better soon, and the rib mends quickly.
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 .......
These things are sent to try us, ay?
Val, that sounds very trying! --very gentle, of course
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.
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.
Tomato soup for her
Never knowingly underfed
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