It’s been a couple of years, or more, since I got really sick, from a previous position of being unwell. While I have made considerable improvement, not being stuck in bed 24/7, we’re living with a new pattern of illness. I now find I can suddenly take a turn for the worse, even within the space of one day, and not be able to do simple things such as feed the pets, bath, or get myself a simple lunch. The length of time these major episodes last is also unpredictable.
What we’re doing now is trying to plan as much as possible for these ‘outages’. Starting with food, as my husband can be working a 6 day week at present, so I have to fend for myself and he needs food too, at work and after. We’re trying to keep the costs down, having takeaways, and him buying sandwiches, just isn’t sustainable in terms of money, or health. We’ve also wasted a lot of food when I’ve suddenly become unable to prep fresh produce and we’ve had a fridge full vegetables and salad.
We’re still working all this out and I plan to blog what we do. I do own more than one slow cooker and one of them is huge. On a good day I may be able to make one slow cooker full of stuff that can be frozen in batches. My husband is also looking at ways we can be more efficient. Not least because there have been a few occasions where I’ve ended up not being able to get meals and living on breakfast biscuits til he gets home. I’m sure I’m not the only spoonie (person living with a debilitating chronic illness) who’s had to do this. While they are very handy, they’re not something I’d like to be eating twice daily long term. So, that’s where we’re at now. I’ll keep you posted as to how we get on.