Then Lynne brought this book by for me to borrow and it's great. It's published by the Saskatchewan Pulse Crop Development Board. If it's still in print, I'll see if I can get a copy for myself. Not only does it have recipes that look simple and tasty, but indicated in each recipe is the protein equivalents for diabetics. Very helpful. So, I'm excited about trying some recipes. Thanks, Lynne!
In the past couple of days, we've been to the movie theatre twice! Last night it was "Couple's Retreat" (better than I'd expected but then I wasn't expecting it to be very good) and, the night before, "Men Who Stare At Goats" (not an academy award contender but had some very funny moments - the best part of it being the acting of the major Hollywood stars involved who are just that good). We had wanted to see "This is It" but it was sold out. Maybe next week ...
We also got together with Rex and Erin, who we hadn't seen in ages. They've been away almost every weekend.
Ankle Report: Status and forecast the same ... puffy and getting puffier unless I elect to be a horizontal couch potato all day. Harrumph!!
Another chemo side effect I haven't mentioned before but that has been bugging me for some time now is itchy inner ears and dry, flaky ear wax! This is a side effect I haven't read anywhere about but since I've never experienced this before, it can only be cancer treatment related. I guess ear wax consistency has been something I've taken for granted, assuming that we're all the samish in that department. My ear wax has always been soft but now it's very dry and flaky. Maybe that's why my inner ears are so itchy. I wish it would return to normal soon. It's just irritating. If anyone knows how to relieve itchy ears, please let me know. I'm imagining that white, powdery stuff that Dad and Mom would sprinkle in the ears of the cats and dogs. Was that for fleas? I don't have fleas!
I recall reading that some people going through chemo experience tinitus (ringing in the ears) and I have had fleeting moments of that, which I'd never experienced prior to chemo. It wasn't terribly annoying but it would have been had it lingered. But this itchy ear thing and dry, flaky ear wax is quite persistent and bothersome.