Tony Update and my Not So Bizzy in My Kitchen

Food service always calls patients asking for their meal selection.  The night before last, all Tony had literally eaten was about 1/4 cup of mashed potatoes, and didn’t want to push it.  So he said “how about just some toast and apple juice.”

Well apparently they didn’t want him starving to death – they sent him 8 pieces of toast!!  This picture was taken after Tony and I each took a slice!

After I left Tony to go to work yesterday morning, I stopped at the Subway they have in the lobby of the hospital that just opened up at the beginning of the year.  I am loving the egg white/pepper jack cheese flatbread – its a super filling breakfast sandwich and comes in at 9 points.  And an excuse to have hot peppers for breakfast. 😀

Tony was able to eat 1/2 a ham sandwich at lunch yesterday and 3/4 of a burger and some mashed potatoes for dinner last night.  This morning?  He had pancakes!

They have been giving him iron shots (which he said look like bb pellets!), a vitiman D shot (his vitamin D was super low) and his kidney doctor is like a mad scientist trying to get his electrolyte levels stable.

I have to say (hoping not to jinx myself) that he looks good.  The prednisone (sp?) they have him for his gout has helped tremendously, he has color back in his face, and I think the fact that he’s hungry and eating is all great steps in the right direction.

We wanted to walk around the hospital floor but Tony is in isolation because of the c-diff and he can’t leave his room.  He told the nurse “it’s like I am a beautiful prince in a gilded castle where they won’t let me leave.” 

I have a few chores to do around the house, wash our bed sheets, plow the driveway with the snow blower.  The plow goes through our street at about 40 miles an hour and now I have a nice 1.5 foot high pile of snow at the end of our drive.

We ended up getting probably 6-7 inches of snow?  I got out of work around 3:00 yesterday and here’s how much snow was on my car – it didn’t start snowing until 10:00 a.m.

Um, can you tell I need new wiper blades?  Tony actually has them in the car, I just don’t know how to do it. 😦

I normally make it to the hospital in about 20 minutes from my office.  Yesterday the traffic was so slow it took me an hour and 10 minutes.  It was big fluffy snow, not the heavy stuff.

I had a giant salad from the cafeteria – the WW menu item was called “Southwestern Smothered Chicken and Rice.”  It kinda looked like vomit peppered with black beans.  I did chop up two breaded chicken fingers to put on my salad.  You know, for extra protein. 😀

And as luck would have it, I got this book:

The local library has a cart of books in the lobby of the hospital for sale.  Each book has a “suggested” donation price, and this one was marked for $1.  They have a locked box that you put your donation in – score!

So I didn’t want to go to WW this morning.  My schedule has been so off, I only worked out twice, my water intake isn’t up to par, etc.  But I felt I needed to step on the scale this morning so that if for no other reason, it would force me to make better choices and plan better.

So I was shocked as shit when it showed I was down a pound!

I’ll take it!

I ended up freezing a lot of stuff this week since I didn’t make what I had on my menu with Tony being in the hospital.  I’ve been trying to keep up with my blog reading while Tony sleeps, I mainly just can read the posts because its hard to comment on my blackberry.  That being said there are a few things I’ve seen this week that will be on my “soon to make list” once Tony comes home.

Teresa made Thai Coconut Shrimp that looked delicious.  I may made extra sauce and have it over sauteed veggies instead of rice – I just love anything with coconut and I may add a splash of sriracha to kick it up a notch.

Renee made a simple fresh blueberry sauce.  My store last week had blueberries on sale for .99 a pint so I will definitely make this.  And 1/4 cup serving is only 1 WW point!  The only thing I think I’ll add is a tablespoon of lemon zest.  I love the blueberry/lemon zest combo.

Tami of Nutmeg Notebook (sorry Tami – I realized I never had you on my blog roll – but I fixed that!) made a creamy oatmeal brulee that looks so good.  And makes me want to get a kitchen torch. 😀  I am not sure Tony could tolerate another kitchen gadget though.  Although my birthday is coming up in March! 😀

Alright I am off to do my chores then get to the hospital.  My SIL volunteers there so I’ll probably have lunch with her when she gets off her shift.  Thank you again for your continued support, prayers, texts and emails – it means more to me than you’ll ever know.  Hugs!


19 thoughts on “Tony Update and my Not So Bizzy in My Kitchen

  1. I’m glad that things are starting to look up for Tony, praying that they keep going that way!

    We got about 4-5 inches of snow and ours is the light, fluffy stuff as well. Great job on being down a pound, Biz! I know that once all of this is over and you aren’t as stressed you’ll be kicking ass and taking names 🙂

  2. Glad to hear that Tony is feeling and looking better.

    We had about six inches too. It’s gorgeous this morning. I’m looking at the window while The Baker is shoveling!!


  3. Great news about Tony! So glad to hear he is getting his appetite back. Congrats on your weight loss Biz that is amazing given all you are dealing with. You scored on that cookbook. I love finding deals like that!

    Sending lots of healing prayers and good wishes for Tony

  4. Tony’s ready to escape the palace?? He must be feeling better 🙂 I know you can’t wait to get back to a normal routine.

  5. It’s nice when the scale seems to know that you need a break – glad it was kind to you today!

    How wonderful that Tony is feeling so much better…hope he continues and is sprung soon.

  6. Glad he’s look’n better and the scale was down for you!!! Great job Biz!!

  7. Looks like things are coming up roses 🌹🌹🌹 (hoping my new little emoji roses show up when I hit send). I’m glad Tony is feeling better and has an appetite. and your weight loss, I’m with Shelly, you needed.that! Popcorn prayers still popping. Hugs.

  8. I’m glad Tony feels like eating that’s always a good sign. The hospital staff must like him if he asked for toast and got 8 slices!!! I’m looking forward to pizza recipes from the new book.

    Congrats on the pound that is awesome.

  9. Glad he is able to eat!! Such a good sign. And i love that he has such a fantastic attitude! What a guy. Snow-yikes! Stay warm. Looks like your good eating decisions are paying off

  10. It’s good to see Tony eat. It makes me happy, I can imagine you are over the moon.

    Congrats on the pound – I’m telling you, it’s all that damn walking in the hospital 😀 – plus you are still watching what you eat.

    Now. . .about YOU owning a torch…..


  11. Hey, Biz! I’ve been thinking of you both and keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Glad that His Royal Highness is doing better–hope he is released from his tower soon!

  12. Oh Biz, I read all your recent posts to get updated.

    Too bad Tony’s in hospital AGAIN. I hope he gets better and needn’t have another major surgery. I hope he has plenty of books to read in his tower suite.


  13. So glad Tony is starting to get back to being himself! Wishing him a quick recovery!
    And good job on the loss 🙂 Despite all of the pressure and whirl wind of events, you managed to stay on track!

  14. Yay for a good weigh in! Congratulations!! Boo for car issues. I had this car in college and the driver side windshield wiper suddenly flopped all the way over the side of the car during a snowstorm while I was driving on the highway and it continued to move back and forth off the side of the windshield. All the while the other wiper just pushed more snow towards my side of the windshield. It was so scary and stupid. I wish I could do more myself when it come to car repairs.

    So happy to hear that Tony is able to eat a little more. I love that they brought him a huge plate of toast! He deserves a little special treatment! Let Prince Tony know that I’m sending lots of prayers.

  15. so glad it looks like Tony is responding to the meds. Continued prayers sent your way. I totally HATE when the plow deposits giant mounds of wet, salted snow at the apron of my driveway too!

    Lemon zest would be awesome in the sauce! (there is already lemon juice in it!) 99 cents is a steal!

  16. You are doing great, those damn pretzels didn’t get the best of you!
    So glad Tony is moving forward, or should I say the Prince! 🙂
    Sounds like you are going to have a productive weekend, stay warm and happy!

  17. I didn’t realize that Tony was back in the hospital, but I am glad he is being taken care of (by you and the docs) and things are getting better. Had to laugh at your description of the hospital food service. I have seen some odd things get sent to patients before. You can always request that they send up Ensure or Boost or something if he is not hungry since he may still be able to drink something and that can really make a difference. Hope everything else is going well for you.

  18. Crossing fingers and toes for Tony!

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