@GDSMom, How are you getting on?
Since food has been the central issue of the story, I thought I should pass this on to you. If your spouse is like mine, he is now thinking that probably the Big Macs deep fried in batter and the pizza and lard smoothies are not the best thing for you, and so worrying about heart-healthy diets. Mostly this involves stuff that is a mix of straw and ground-up doormats.
But what you need is food that will rebuild blood, bone, and muscle. Chocolate and red meat for iron and protein, cheese and Guinness for your bones. (Guinness doesn’t contain as much iron as was once thought, but there is plenty of other good stuff in it.)
If you find Guinness rather bitter (as I do) try Murphy’s or Beamish. But whatever you do, don’t put it in the fridge. The leprechauns will punish you, and you will deserve every minute of it. Chilled stout loses its body and taste, and becomes thin and watery. You might just as well drink Coors or some other American beer substitute.
And always remember. You must get your medical advice from random commenters on the Internet rather than from highly trained doctors who know the details of your particular case.
February 26, 2016