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thespicemanthespiceman Community champion Posts: 6,206 Disability Gamechanger
Hello every one thought I share have to find out to day if I am all clear.

Lots of that just being concerned as I do about any health procedure.

I just know a routine but even so at my age now sometimes you do think the worse.

Lots of anxiety and some stress this morning.

Hopefully be OK.

I eat well have a diet full of vegetables and fruit. My pulses, spices and lots more.

You be OK I say but never know.

Will inform you all what happens as those of us have to go through this and those who might wish to.

Any health checks whatever age you are need doing. Always say yes.

Please take care.

@thespiceman


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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 18,416 Disability Gamechanger
    @thespiceman Good morning my friend,

    Good luck for today and fingers crossed that everything will be just fine. <3
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 7,598 Scope community team
    Morning @thespiceman, I hope everything goes okay!
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  • exdvrexdvr Member Posts: 303 Pioneering
    Hope all goes well with you today @thespiceman.  I'm sure that I'm not going to be alone in wishing you all the best.  Your lifestyle and healthy diet must surely be strongly in your favour.

    Best wishes.

    DLTBGYD

  • thespicemanthespiceman Community champion Posts: 6,206 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello   @Chloe_Scope     @poppy123456    @exdvr

    Thank you all for kind words and comments.

    Please if I can share.

    They found a very small polyp  .  Removed it and it has to go for testing.

    They the nurses team all lovely and supportive.

    Just a bit hard to take it all in, thought be OK.

    Tell you nothing to worry about even so.

    Proves one thing why every one no matter what the appointment a routine or told by Doctor need to do this.

    One other thing all was very quick, painless . All sensitive, compassionate, empathy.

    You are covered up in gowns and keep your top half on, it is just a procedure.

    Simple to do.

    Any one scared should not be, as I have an addiction history always as I do.

    Concern any thing might be because of that.

    Despite being clean and healthy.

    Thank you all for kind words and support.

    Love you all.

    @thespiceman
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  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 1,677 Disability Gamechanger
    My thoughts & prayers are with you @thespiceman hoping that all is well, your friend, chiarieds.
  • thespicemanthespiceman Community champion Posts: 6,206 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @chiareds    Thank you my friend, good of you.  I am and will be OK.

    Found a polyp so get that tested and was removed.  Was tiny but even so no one wishes to think of what if.

    Recommend this to every one, just a lot of relief.

    Please take care speak soon anytime.

    Your good friend.

    @thespiceman
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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 7,598 Scope community team
    Hope you are doing okay @thespiceman, We are always here if you want to chat.
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  • FranstrahanFranstrahan Member Posts: 898 Pioneering
    @thespiceman
    Keep you in my prayers xx
    I'm sure your healthy lifestyle will prove to win the day for you.
    You've improved my eating habits and I can never thank you enough for that.

  • thespicemanthespiceman Community champion Posts: 6,206 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Franstrahan   Thank you for kind words my friend.

    Good to hear always glad to help.

    Something for you to look at. Good Food a B.B.C publications.

    Look on AMAZON website do these books.

    Ultimate Slow Cooker Recipes. Slow Cooker Recipes, More Slow Cooker recipes so on.

    I buy these under a £5 worth it, just a few ideas.

    Adapt these myself to my own tastes and abilities.

    Please have a look might help you more chef lol..

    Understand please am OK just found this polyp that is all small one has to be tested.

    Wish you well.

    Please take care.

    Always in my prayers .

    @thespiceman
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  • FranstrahanFranstrahan Member Posts: 898 Pioneering
    @thespiceman
    Thanks to you I've cut out crisps and biscuits from my diet. (Still having chocolate and sweets I'm afraid, but they are on the hit list). Eating more fresh vegetables now then I have done in 15 years.
    I think you deserve a Community Crown for that alone! 
  • thespicemanthespiceman Community champion Posts: 6,206 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello    @Franstrahan   Thank you.

    Good to hear other ways to add fruit, vegetables is to look at tins and dried.

    Dried Fruit like Prunes, Apples, Apricots good for breakfast to add Yoghurt those Greek ones with Honey fine or with out.

    Top with Cinnamon.

    Add to a bowl rehydrate add boiling water kettle cover. Drain ten minutes fine to use for Porridge and Cereals.

    Some Nuts and Seeds. Walnuts buy pieces or Pumpkin Seeds.

    Useful amounts of Iron, Fibre and Vitamins.

    After a meal something I learnt sometimes do this. Cheese a small match sized. Cheddar, Feta with Bread whole meal and Nuts another way to fill you up after a 
    meal.

    Stop those snacks, cakes, biscuits use water or have PNB Sandwich.  Peanuts and any nuts squash hunger supress it. 

    I use this time of year simple soup around afternoon make it or add to a tin any veggies with bread. Come Evening meal eat less.

    Puddings Yoghurts, Fools, Mousse any of those , check labels good to have after wards.  Fruit Apples or Pears or any fruit.

    Understand been a struggles ,some obstacles some problems.

    You all of those successes will be an award to you for having a healthy life.

    As for cakes you could have the following make it easy.

    Another way to add fruit.

    Jars sauces or tubs supermarkets add veggies to bulk them out.

    Spinach is a good one to use any leafy greens but Spinach has a enzyme in it that curbs hunger.

    Use that a lot the only problem fresh bags cost a lot cheaper frozen.

    Malt loaf, Jamaica Ginger Cake all can be microwaved few seconds. Not every day but to go with any tinned fruit and some Yoghurt, Fromage Frias cheap really easy and something different.

    Others are using tinned Rice Pudding, Semolina .  Angel Delight mixed that add some fruit to it. 

    Does not have to be hard.

    When you get a freezer this possibilities are endless.

    I use a lot of frozen veggies and fruit in my diet cheap and easy.

    Only buy some times so little fresh too expensive either dice this up zip bag freezer every thing else frozen.

    Reason is the nutritional content some are diced ready to use and some are better frozen than fresh.

    Please can I thank you for supporting me in anything I write.

    Please hope if you need anything questions please ask.

    Happy to do so.

    Please take care.

    @thespiceman











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  • FranstrahanFranstrahan Member Posts: 898 Pioneering
    @thespiceman
    I dont like much in the way of fruit. Apples, bananas, strawberries and raspberries I think about covers it. Better on the veg side, like most veg I think. Seriously considering going veggie next year, a new years resolution. And still on the lookout for that freezer.
    Looking forward to my chestnuts next week, the best part of Christmas dinner and a shame you can only get them this time of year.
    I do like peanut butter (a lot) but have you heard of almond butter? I'm told this is even better than PB! Friend in America told me about it but thought you should be able to get it here. I've never seen it.
  • thespicemanthespiceman Community champion Posts: 6,206 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Franstrahan   Thank you for sharing.

    I know of this, TESCO sell it I think or Holland and Barrett.

    Have a look on line websites. Supermarkets.

    Good at least your eating fruit, so important in diet.

    Your doing well. Proud of all community members making small achievements and goals.

    Pleasure to help you anything any time.

    Please take care

    @thespiceman


    Community Champion
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  • FranstrahanFranstrahan Member Posts: 898 Pioneering
    @thespiceman
    Never seen it in Tesco. I will look online. You've never tried it then? 
    Got another great tip from the forum here - sprouts in the slow cooker. I've got chicken, parsnips, few other bits to go with. Chestnuts in the microwave.
    I'll be checking in here over Christmas day as well. Just looking forward to a quiet, peaceful day. Or even two or three days.
  • thespicemanthespiceman Community champion Posts: 6,206 Disability Gamechanger
    edited December 2019
    Hello @Franstrahan      Thank you for reply.  No I have not tried it. Like Walnuts Almond buy from TESCO .

    Use with Cereals, Cornflakes, Weetabix, Porridge.

    Another tip if hungry have a bowl of Cornflakes with Apple and nuts seeds.

    Stops hunger.  Cornflakes have good minerals, vitamins and give you energy.

    Not Crunchy Nut just plain  standard Cornflakes not Named brands own Super market fine.

    I forget to add Peanut Butter remember find one with not much sugar in it.

    Some do.

    Check the labels.

    Always double check labels on anything. Just a thought. Some fruit Yoghurts have five teaspoons of sugar in a small pot.

    B.B.C.  Good food website has produced the following books.

    May be of interest.

    AMAZON sell them.

    Slow Cooker Favourites £4.99

    Healthy Slow Cooker Favourites  £12.99

    Ultimate Slow Cooker Recipes.  £12.99

    These may be useful have a look, use these give you some ideas.

    All books clear precise instructions easy to follow.

    You could a suggest just buy one per month, then adapt any recipes for your own taste.

    I do this all the time, look at recipes how can do to suit my disability.

    Often write this out.  Bullets, itemise them.

    Another tip buy Pyrex Dishes for Microwave precook small amount boiling water.

    Any veggies you like cover diced them up and thist save time, drain and add to Slow Cooker.

    Hope that helps you.

    Wish you well.

    @thespiceman













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