Hey Colorwash... are you okay? 3 pages: 1 [2] 3
Posted: Monday, May 13, 2019 12:04:12 PM
-.-


I wish you a quick recovery and getting back into activity isn't so bad once the pain is bearable and hopefully soon fully gone. Just going shopping and cooking again is a start.

-Love-

Posted: Monday, May 13, 2019 12:33:41 PM
Colorwash wrote:
Thanks for all the additional good wishes!

The worst part isn't surgery. It's physical therapy, which is needed because I've been mostly in bed for over 3 months. It's amazing how quickly we can weaken, and then once weak, there's no desire to move. I'm NOT looking forward to therapy. Gaah!

MarBeth, thanks for the suggestions, but I fear it could become expensive very quickly. Guy Fieri might be good, but only if he'd lay off those huge chunks of meat. Asparagus tips would be nice. But nothing with cilantro in it. I'm one of those people who have to spit it out if it gets into my mouth.


Agree about the cilantro! It tastes like soap. Don't ask me how I know that. lol

anyway looking forward to seeing you back in the swing!
Posted: Monday, May 13, 2019 2:43:47 PM
Coming late to this thread sorry, but I want to send you my very best wishes. I hope the 23rd comes round speedily, and that the surgery is a success. May your reading pile be full of great books that keep you entertained while you wait.
Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 5:59:12 AM
Wishing you a speedy recovery.
Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 11:15:52 AM
Shelli Fitzpatrick wrote:


Agree about the cilantro! It tastes like soap. Don't ask me how I know that. lol



The first time I had some in salsa in a Mexican restaurant, I thought, "Oh no!" Someone forgot to rinse the soap out of the serving bowl!" And then I was confused to how everyone else was happily eating it. Laughing Cilantro actually does taste like soap, but most people can't taste it (it's genetic). The good news for me is as I've gotten older, I can't taste the soap anymore. Cilantro tastes like lemon pepper! You should try it again if it's been a while.
Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 1:01:53 PM
AugieDoggyStore wrote:
Shelli Fitzpatrick wrote:


Agree about the cilantro! It tastes like soap. Don't ask me how I know that. lol



The first time I had some in salsa in a Mexican restaurant, I thought, "Oh no!" Someone forgot to rinse the soap out of the serving bowl!" And then I was confused to how everyone else was happily eating it. Laughing Cilantro actually does taste like soap, but most people can't taste it (it's genetic). The good news for me is as I've gotten older, I can't taste the soap anymore. Cilantro tastes like lemon pepper! You should try it again if it's been a while.


It's been about 2 years, a friend made homemade salsa for me after I canned some deer chili for her. It was terribly soapy tasting. I would never hurt her feelings over something like that but I also don't like to lie...

Talk about a rock and a hard place. I just said thank you and got lucky she didn't remember to ask how we liked it and I never mentioned it either. Laughing
Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 5:13:02 PM
Darn, my bunnies like it....I should try and get a picture (cilantro) though since parsley is more cost effective I usually buy that
Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2019 11:37:07 AM
Shelli Fitzpatrick wrote:

Talk about a rock and a hard place. I just said thank you and got lucky she didn't remember to ask how we liked it and I never mentioned it either. Laughing


Good thing she didn't keep giving it to you Laughing
Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2019 12:50:59 PM
AugieDoggyStore wrote:
Shelli Fitzpatrick wrote:

Talk about a rock and a hard place. I just said thank you and got lucky she didn't remember to ask how we liked it and I never mentioned it either. Laughing


Good thing she didn't keep giving it to you Laughing


Yes thank Goodness! Laughing
Posted: Friday, May 17, 2019 12:09:23 AM
Colorwash wrote:
Thanks for all the additional good wishes!

The worst part isn't surgery. It's physical therapy, which is needed because I've been mostly in bed for over 3 months. It's amazing how quickly we can weaken, and then once weak, there's no desire to move. I'm NOT looking forward to therapy. Gaah!

MarBeth, thanks for the suggestions, but I fear it could become expensive very quickly. Guy Fieri might be good, but only if he'd lay off those huge chunks of meat. Asparagus tips would be nice. But nothing with cilantro in it. I'm one of those people who have to spit it out if it gets into my mouth.


Hi Colorwash, wishing you all the best for your operation, and hoping you have a speedy recovery - I miss you in the forums.

And, thank you for teaching me a new word - cilantro - I had to Google it! It's the same stuff we in the UK call coriander, and unlike most on this forum, I love it! I'll add it to my collection of UK v USA English.
Posted: Friday, May 17, 2019 7:29:30 AM
@colorwash - Still a newbie around these parts, but I'd noticed your absence as well. Prayers for a successful surgery and for your physical therapy.

@shelli - I saw your comment about cilantro tasting like soap. I had to giggle because I think it tastes like dishsoap! Gag. Stick out tongue Laughing
Posted: Friday, May 17, 2019 10:36:10 AM
I just saw this thread Colorwash. Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

I've had back issues before and know how unpleasant they can be.
Posted: Friday, May 17, 2019 12:09:58 PM
LavenderMintGraphics wrote:
@colorwash - Still a newbie around these parts, but I'd noticed your absence as well. Prayers for a successful surgery and for your physical therapy.

@shelli - I saw your comment about cilantro tasting like soap. I had to giggle because I think it tastes like dishsoap! Gag. Stick out tongue Laughing


lolLaughing
Posted: Saturday, May 18, 2019 10:40:08 AM
Update: Tests and phone calls galore, which are driving me nuts. All for, at most, a one-inch incision? Just dump me in the hospital the night before and do stuff and leave me alone. :-(

Cilantro: Having never tasted it before and seeing how often it's used on Food Network, I pinched off a leaf one day while in the supermarket. I'm not one to spit out food because it's a disgusting thing to do, but I had to get the evil stuff out of my mouth right away. The taste wouldn't go away, so I went back and pinched off some parsley, then proceeded to chew on it until sanity returned.

Lyrical Sixties: Until you mentioned it, I didn't know coriander was the same animal. It's interesting that I periodically use dried coriander when cooking. I assume it's the seeds. and it tastes fine...in small amounts.
Posted: Saturday, May 18, 2019 10:43:02 AM
sanity returned ?
Stick out tongue Grin
Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2019 12:15:13 AM
Roses hope all goes well and you have a speedy recovery ...."gentle hugs"
Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2019 12:57:50 AM
Missing your intelligent quirky quick off sense of humour Colorwash! 🐝 beetle juice,Vino🥂🎹🛁no microwave treatsSmile and go for a hunky male repatriation walking companion! Should work wonders!! Meant to try this after an horrific fall down the neighbours steps recently!Crying cheers Jilly
Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2019 4:47:44 AM
Lyrical Sixties wrote:

And, thank you for teaching me a new word - cilantro - I had to Google it! It's the same stuff we in the UK call coriander, and unlike most on this forum, I love it! I'll add it to my collection of UK v USA English.


I had to Google too! Here we have cilantro (a green leafy, like parsley), and coriander, a brown spice. They taste nothing alike. Well I have officially learned that they're from the same plant--cilantro is the leaf, and coriander is the seed! (I wonder if everyone knows this? lol)

So in the UK, do you call both the leaf and the spice coriander?
Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2019 9:57:07 AM
Prayers for a successful surgery and easy post PT.

I used to know nothing when eating something with cilantro, until my sister-in-law (who LOVES it) asked me if I liked it and then pointing out that some people think it tastes like dirty dish water. You have to wonder sometimes, if your brain is that powerful, because ever since that comment, I especially don't like it!!

So, thoughts on the ever powerful brain... this surgery, post opt, and PT is going to be extremely easy. Light as a feather easy.
Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 1:52:45 AM
Colorwash wrote:
Thank you so much for noticing my absence.

Remember my thread asking for books to read because I was having back problems? They got steadily worse until an MRI showed I have a cyst in a really stupid place--on my spine. It'll be removed on the 23rd. It's one of those rare occasions when a person actually looks forward to surgery, and the incision will be so small that it'll be glued shut. Recuperation will mostly be physical therapy after having spent most of the past 3 months in bed.

I'll see you in a couple weeks, and I'll be a much happier camper!



Wishing you a successful surgery and a speedy recovery.
Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2019 6:54:55 AM
Wishing you well with your surgery today.
Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2019 8:53:46 AM
AugieDoggyStore wrote:
Lyrical Sixties wrote:

And, thank you for teaching me a new word - cilantro - I had to Google it! It's the same stuff we in the UK call coriander, and unlike most on this forum, I love it! I'll add it to my collection of UK v USA English.


I had to Google too! Here we have cilantro (a green leafy, like parsley), and coriander, a brown spice. They taste nothing alike. Well I have officially learned that they're from the same plant--cilantro is the leaf, and coriander is the seed! (I wonder if everyone knows this? lol)

So in the UK, do you call both the leaf and the spice coriander?
I

Yes, we do. Sometimes we refer to "leaf coriander" or "seed coriander", but usually it's just plain "coriander". Smile
Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2019 8:56:51 AM
Colorwash wrote:
Thank you so much for noticing my absence.

Remember my thread asking for books to read because I was having back problems? They got steadily worse until an MRI showed I have a cyst in a really stupid place--on my spine. It'll be removed on the 23rd. It's one of those rare occasions when a person actually looks forward to surgery, and the incision will be so small that it'll be glued shut. Recuperation will mostly be physical therapy after having spent most of the past 3 months in bed.

I'll see you in a couple weeks, and I'll be a much happier camper!


Colorwash - I hope it all went well for you today - wishing you a speedy recovery.

Roses Roses Roses
Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2019 1:59:29 PM
Dear Colorwash my thoughts are with youLove , I just came here to check if all went well, wishing you a speedy recovery & lots of home made delicious food soon :-)
Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2019 2:19:15 PM
When you are feeling well enough please let us know how it went Love
Posted: Saturday, May 25, 2019 9:24:11 AM
I'm back! The surgery was simple enough that I was home by mid-afternoon on Thursday. The sciatica is utterly gone, but it's been replaced by pain from the incision, which is already better than it was.

I've spent a huge amount of time watching cooking shows just to torture myself while being fed by my husband, who cooks a mean egg but that's about it. As soon as I can wear jeans instead of pajama pants (which don't press on the incision), I'm off to the supermarket for lots of goodies.

In the meantime, I've decided to buy an iPad Air, the newest one. (What else does one do in bed other than shop online and zone out on drugs?) I've been borrowing the standard iPad I gave to my husband because I hated it, but I really needed something during all that time in bed, and I got kind of used to it. The problem is that I'm constantly misfiring, tapping this instead of that, and using the on-screen keyboard is torture. I can barely enter a web address using it.

Question: Do any of you who have an iPad (maybe the Air model) also use a keyboard for it, and if so, do you like it? And if you like it, what's the brand? I've been thinking of buying a fairly cheap one, figuring that if it works, fine, and if it doesn't, I'll scale up in price. By the way, I haven't seen many good reviews for Apple's keyboard, but we all know that reality sits somewhere between glowing and hissy fits.

Posted: Saturday, May 25, 2019 3:57:42 PM
So glad to see you back!
Posted: Saturday, May 25, 2019 4:19:40 PM
Colorwash wrote:
I'm back! The surgery was simple enough that I was home by mid-afternoon on Thursday. The sciatica is utterly gone, but it's been replaced by pain from the incision, which is already better than it was.

I've spent a huge amount of time watching cooking shows just to torture myself while being fed by my husband, who cooks a mean egg but that's about it. As soon as I can wear jeans instead of pajama pants (which don't press on the incision), I'm off to the supermarket for lots of goodies.

In the meantime, I've decided to buy an iPad Air, the newest one. (What else does one do in bed other than shop online and zone out on drugs?) I've been borrowing the standard iPad I gave to my husband because I hated it, but I really needed something during all that time in bed, and I got kind of used to it. The problem is that I'm constantly misfiring, tapping this instead of that, and using the on-screen keyboard is torture. I can barely enter a web address using it.

Question: Do any of you who have an iPad (maybe the Air model) also use a keyboard for it, and if so, do you like it? And if you like it, what's the brand? I've been thinking of buying a fairly cheap one, figuring that if it works, fine, and if it doesn't, I'll scale up in price. By the way, I haven't seen many good reviews for Apple's keyboard, but we all know that reality sits somewhere between glowing and hissy fits.



Happy to have you back!

The closest thing I have to a tablet is a really old Kindle fire... but they stopped updating the browser for it so all I can do now is read and play solitaire on it. lol It has great battery life so I have been using it a lot during all these thunderstorms when I don't feel safe having my computer plugged in on this 100 yr old electrical wiring we have.
Posted: Saturday, May 25, 2019 5:36:51 PM
Hey welcome back! Happy to know all went well and you're on the mend.
Posted: Sunday, May 26, 2019 3:18:31 AM
Around here, only my husband and son knew anything about any of it because I didn't want phone calls, or worse, visits. If you've ever been really sick or in the hospital feeling like hell, and people, thinking they're doing the right thing by dropping in to "cheer you up," then you know just what I'm talking about. BUT, here on the forum, it's different and really nice. Thank you so much for cheering me up!

Roses

As for this tablet business, yesterday I tried to turn on my husband's fully charged iPad and it was one very dead little bunny. It would probably cost more to fix than to replace. So, I'll be buying him a new one for Father's Day while buying myself the iPad Air. Maybe I'll hold off on the keyboard part until I've researched more. The reviews are confusing.

@Shelli: I had once considered the Kindle Fire, then realized I wanted a tablet that could do a bit more. You need a new one, by the way. Maybe Christmas?
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