We have a second one if the main one goes out and I have a new in the box coffee pot in the closet, just in case. Gotta have my coffee.The microwave died. Fortunately, its replacement was already sitting in the hall closet. It was nice not having to go out on a snowy day!
I need to do the same. I have a can of starter fluid right on top of it just in case.I went out into the yard and started up the generator. I hadn't started it for a few months and it took a few sprays of starter fluid, but it did eventually start and I let it run for a few minutes. Good news, just in case.
I like them for baked potatoes, reheating coffee, and defrosting/reheating portions of meals I cooked on Sunday and froze. I've lived without them before, but they save me tons of time.Mine just died! Had to run to WM. Bought a better one, but we can live without it. I do have a nice toaster oven.
Yes! We certainly *can* live without one, but it's a huge time (and ultimately energy... far fewer dirty dishes, don't need to heat a whole pan of food for someone's lunch) saver. And because we eat 3 meals a day almost 365 at home, we eat a lot of "planned overs"... I'll make meatloaf, for example. We eat it with mashed potatoes and gravy the first night. Have sliced cold meatloaf sandwiches for lunch the next day. Then, I may slice the rest into squares, call them "meatballs" and have spaghetti that night. The microwave makes all that fast and simple.I like them for baked potatoes, reheating coffee, and defrosting/reheating portions of meals I cooked on Sunday and froze. I've lived without them before, but they save me tons of time.
Thanks! That's good to know. It's not that Cary eats a lot of fried, high fat foods to start with, and I don't use an extreme amount of salt when cooking.Sherree... do your own research. I've never found a single good study that shows ANY benefit to a low cholesterol diet! Salt restriction is different... while 95% of people with high blood pressure do NOT react to salt, 5% are sodium sensitive. And there can be other reasons.
But honestly... those two "demands" are (IMHO) simply "routine" from almost all doctors. They aren't trained in nutrition *at all*, and they get their "education" from propaganda put out by the American Heart Association.
When my FIL had 6 bypasses, they insisted he cut out all saturated fat, cholesterol and salt. He was miserable, but complied religiously. Hated meals the rest of his life... and his arteries clogged up within 5 years and he died at 70.
I figure he could have eaten everything he wanted and died at 69.5... or maybe 75. Some things just aren't under our control!
I had to change my diet. It's a bit overwhelming for the first two weeks but doable! Just take it one meal at at time and then one day at a time. Pretty soon, it will be much easier.I think we can manage, but it's going to require me to be more careful with planning our meals.
Oh, Cary does love his sweets. He drinks a lot of Lipton Green Tea that comes in the plastic bottles, and wants to snack on sweets that aren't really good for him. I'm as much at fault for that, because I keep cooking and baking things for him. He likes fruit, so I'm really pushing the fresh or canned fruit on him right now, instead of his cookies and cakes. I have no canned fruit in storage, but I do buy fresh when I grocery shop. He has apples right now to snack on.Honestly, I would cut back on his SUGAR before fat (taking into consideration how he eats).
As to the why, his last doctor appt, before this all happened, showed that his BP and cholesterol were elevated. He has already been taking medication for both for several years now, so his doc wanted him to begin limits on triggers. Then, while in the hospital, the nutritionist that came around also told him to start on the limitations, too. I thought maybe it was because Cary is having a kidney removed in a few weeks, and it had more to do with that.I think you need to ask WHY they have him on those limits. If its a matter of restricting protein because someone is in early kidney failure, well... that's a VALID restriction! But the limited red meat and eggs just screams "outdated standard heart health diet". Limiting eggs has been PROVEN to be utterly useless in any way... if cholesterol numbers drop at all, it's the "good" cholesterol that drops!
First, find out WHY. His bout of sepsis doesn't seem to be diet related. This sounds just like typical "one size fits all (actually none) garbage for "male over 65".
Sorry... this type of "non-health care" drives me nuts..
Shortly after we sold the cows, my BP went nuts. After it being a solid 110/70 for 50 years, it was spiking to as high as 280/160. Also had racing heart, skipping beats, etc.
Doc insisted I had to cut out all salt from my diet. She had no interest in the fact that I'm a farmer, and my lifestyle means I sweat a lot of sodium out. Nope! Salt was evil.
So..a year or so later, I'd gotten it down to a good place (120/75), but occasionally it was crashing to 60/40.
I made the mistake of mentioning it to the quack. Her FIRST words? "Well, you need to add more salt to your diet"! I hadn't ever cut back!
Exactly.If his cholesterol is hereditary, dietary changes might not make a big impact.