Magic Cake

•August 21, 2013 • 1 Comment

This sounds delicious! I may have to try this one out this weekend🙂

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Magic Cake

Wotchers!

Well, here we all are again, relaxed and refreshed, and ready for a new season for The Great British Bake Off!

Yes, it’s back tonight, 8pm BBC2, for its fourth season, with a baker’s dozen of contestants and a mammoth 16 episodes, so everybody buckle up (or unbuckle your belt) it’s going to be a mammoth, sugar-filled ride.

In celebration, I’ve decided to make a post on the GBBO theme of the week, which is CAKE – and this recipe is perfect bit of froth with which to celebrate. It’s also a fabulous example of the sense of alchemy that baking can create. One mixture that magically separates into three differently-textured layers during baking: a light and frothy top, a creamy custard middle and a firm base.

There seem to be two versions of this cake floating around the Web, both originating on Spanish blogs. The earliest version I’ve


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Dum i huvudet!

•May 5, 2013 • 6 Comments

Det Àr jag! SÄ jÀvla dum sÄ det Àr inte sant! Jag tror jag kan göra mer Àn vad jag kan! Jag trodde jag hade lÀrt mig att ta det försiktigt med ALLT jag gör! Jag trodde jag hade lÀrt mig vad som kan orsaka smÀrtan i ryggen och vad det Àr som jag gör fel!

Har jag lÀrt mig? NEJ! Inte ett jÀvla dugg! Jag Àr sÄ dum, dum, dum!

Jag var i sovrummet imorse och gjorde mig iordning. DĂ„ var det dags att ta pĂ„ mig jeansen.. Det Ă€r besvĂ€rligt för mig att tar pĂ„ mig strumporna och jeans och jag mĂ„ste göra det pĂ„ ett speciellt sĂ€tt . Men imorse jag jag inte det. PĂ„ med jeansen sittande pĂ„ sĂ€ngen men istĂ€llet för att lyfta upp benen bestĂ€mde jag mig att börja ryggen istĂ€llet! Ryggen klagade direkt! Det var bara stopp. Som en kniv i ryggen… Det var en varning att jag mĂ„ste sluta. Det gjorde jag och det gick bra.

SĂ„ ut och promenera efter en timmes vila. Gick bra. Vilade igen en timme. DĂ„ skulle Peter rensa ett skĂ„p. Jag var med som arbetsledare🙂. Men jag slĂ€ngde nĂ„t ner för trappan och krĂ€men gick överallt.

Jag kan fixa det, tÀnkte jag. StÄr pÄ trappan lÀngst ner och dÄ behöver jag inte böja ryggen! Vad tror du hÀnder? Ja, en stor kniv i ryggen 2 gÄnger! Oj oj oj vad det gjorde ont!

SĂ„ nu ligger jag hĂ€r i soffan med TENS maskinen pĂ„ och försöker slappna av. Jag blir sĂ„ spĂ€nd, nervös och har katastrof tĂ€nker igen😩

Jag hatar min rygg och min sjÀlv för att jag Àr dum!

Min saftig morotskaka!

•April 16, 2013 • 7 Comments

Den Àr super saftig och gott. Jag fick originalt receptet pÄ nÀtet men har andrat det lite.

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Ingredienser :

2 Àgg
3dl strösocker
4dl riven morötter
1dl rapsolja
1tsk bakpulver
1tsk bikarbonat
2tsk kanel
1/2tsk salt
3dl vetemjöl

Glasyr:

50g smör
100g philadelphia ost
2dl florsocker
1msk citron saft

Vispa Àggen och strösocker pösigt. TillsÀtt morötter och olja och vispa nÄgra sekunder.
Blanda torra ingredienserna och rör ner i smeten sÄ det Àr vÀl blandat.
Smöra och bröa en springform cirka 24cm och hÀll smeten i formen. GrÀdda lÀngst ner i ungen pÄ 175° i cirka 40 minuter. LÄt svalna.

Rör alla glasyr ingredienser och bred över kakan. (du kan dubbla glasyr ingredienser om du vill ha mer)

JÀttelÀtt och super gott till ett kopp kaffe!

HjÀlpmedel.

•April 15, 2013 • 13 Comments

Den senaste veckorna har jag börjat fÄ ett problem med att lyfta upp toalett sÀttet. Usch vad jobbigt, tÀnkte jag. Det Àr kanske dags att se vad det finns för alternativ. Eftersom jag har jobbat inom vÄrden i 20 Är visst jag hur en toalett förhöjning sÄg ut och det vill jag inte har som en 40 Äring.

Jag kollade lite runt pĂ„ nĂ€tet och hittade en som sĂ„g ut som en vanlig vitt toalett sĂ€tt (Ă€r det rĂ€tt ord?) men den var dyr. Jag behövde att ringa min arbetsterapeut pĂ„ smĂ€rtkliniken Ă€ndĂ„ sĂ„ frĂ„gade henne om jag kunde fĂ„ hjĂ€lp. Hon sa att det var bĂ€ttre om jag ringde till arbetsterapi i ÅmĂ„l eftersom de mĂ„ste komma ut och kolla hur det ser ut hos mig.

Jag ringde direkt och hon var hos mig inom en halv timme! Va fort! En fördel med att bo i en smÄ stad kanske?

Och gissar vilken toalett förhöjning hon hade med sig? Den jag hade sett pĂ„ nĂ€tet. Oh vad jag var glad! Den ser helt okej ut och man kan nĂ€stan inte se att det Ă€r en förhöjning faktiskt. SĂ„ nu Ă€r toaletten 6cm högre och funkar ganska bra. LĂ€ttare att sitta ocksĂ„đŸ™‚

Medan hon var i badrummet frÄgade hon hur jag kliver över badkaret sÄ att jag kan duscha. Ja, sa jag, inte sÄ bra. Jag kan inte ta ett bad och en dusch kabin skulle vara mycket bÀttre för mig. Men du kan fÄ hjÀlp med det, sa hon. Hon frÄgade om jag kunde fixa det med en badbrÀda som ska sitta pÄ badkaret. Men det gÄr inte för mig för att jag har ett problem att sitta och att sitta och lyfter benen över badkarskanten Àr omöjligt för mig.

Idag har jag fÄtt hem remissen frÄn henne och blanketter som jag mÄste fylla i.

Fick ocksÄ en annan kudde för ryggen som ska stödja ryggen i bilen och en ny griptÄng. KÀnns som jag Àr 90 Är men jag mÄste ha hjÀlpmedel för att klara den mesta hemma. SÄ Àr det bara.

Tough to hear…

•April 9, 2013 • 8 Comments

My doctor from the Spine Center called yesterday because I had called them last Friday. He hasn’t had a meeting with his colleagues yet as he has been waiting for my records from the pain clinic.

He has explained again why they can’t do a spine fusion. From his experience with patients my age (only 42), combined with how long I have had chronic pain in my lumbar spine (11 years) and that my pain system doesn’t work properly anymore, I will be much worse afterwards. The pain in my back is more or less programmed into my brain now and I am very sensitive to pain. That isn’t something they can fix.

I have heard from 2 doctors now that the risk of me being worse after a fusion is high. So I wouldn’t take the risk now even if I got a second opinion from another back specialist.

He also said that if this last spinal injection doesn’t have an effect then the one he discussed with me won’t have an effect either.

I told him that I haven’t been able to work for 3 years and he was surprised it was only 3 years. I remember when I worked in gothenburg that I had to take a lot of pain killers to try and lessen the pain in my back, but at that time it wasn’t as bad as it is now.

He told me that I might never be able to work again now. That was very hard to hear because my goal has always been to work again, maybe not full time but a few hours a day. To hear from a spine specialist with years of experience that I might never work again was like ripping out the tiny bit of hope I had left.

So yesterday I didn’t feel so wonderful and to top it off I had burning in my spine all day😩 Nothing helped it, my pills, TENS apparatus, tiger balsam, anti inflammatory gel.. Nothing! I really hope it was a one off I sometimes get and not a sign that the spinal injection hasn’t worked again!

Anyway, he has said that he really wants to try and help me. He will call me next week after he has had a meeting with his colleagues.

So, now I must try and accept how things are and try and find smaller goals.
There is a new drug for chronic back pain being tested at the moment… I emailed the doctor doing it and he doesn’t think I should be in the trial because it will be too hard for me to stop the pills I take now. However it means a new medicine is coming…🙂

The sun is out…

•April 1, 2013 • 7 Comments

… And the snow has melted! This makes my life a little bit better! It means I can go out a little and take my walks.

Today I’ve been out for a walk two times today. The first was for 20 minutes and I wore the training shoes I bought last year which are good for people with bad lower backs. They are the training shoes that train the bum better lol.

Unfortunately I wore them too often last year and ended up with a problem with my foot. But now it feels better so I’m going to wear them every other time I take a walk.

The second time I walked for 15  minutes. I don’t want to push it too much.

Now I feel better in my mood. Sun is good for the soul🙂

It shouldn’t be, emphasising the word shouldn’t, any more snow now so I can train every day and have the warm water pool training once or twice a week🙂

The warmer weather is better for my back..🙂

Now to watch TV. My favourite hockey team is in the semi finals now… Go SkellefteĂ„!!!

Uddevalla Pain Clinic (Uddevalla smĂ€rtklinik)

•March 26, 2013 • 4 Comments

I have titled this blog with my pain clinics name because I think they are amazing there. Every single person there cares, listens and tries to help. When I’m there I feel very calm and safe.

My doctor who gives me my injections in my back is so so nice and really listens and tries to explain things in a way I will understand.

If you read my blog yesterday you will know I was there today for a new injection.

I talked to my doctor for about 15-20 minutes without feeling any stress or that he didn’t have time.

He explained to me that the last 2 times I’ve had the injection he has gone in lower down in my spine (L4-L5) because the second to last time he tried going in at L3-L4 he couldn’t get the needle in properly because I move a lot when he puts the needle in even though I’m *asleep *. I react to the pain every time he tries but the last 2 times ut was too much.

This time he has gone in from the left side instead at L3-L4. So far i don’t have any pain at from it which is very unusual! I wonder how much pain medication I got!

I also talked to him about what the spine center said. He has explained the other type of injection they are thinking of giving me. They can go in in 2 places. One is in between the vertebrae, well more in between the boney things that stick out. The pain can be coming from there, if they aren’t moving how they should be. Or they can go directly into the discs, if it’s that one then they will do it to see if the pain is coming from them, and which one. I asked if I’d have to be awake for it and he just did a little grin and I understood that the answer was yes! I will never manage that, and he knows that.

He also thinks I should go to strÀngnÀs back clinic and get another opinion about a spine fusion. I am not so sure. Not yet anyway. I want to see what the spine centre say first.

So, now I have even managed a little walk today and I usually can’t even think about it for a few days after my injections!

 
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