How to prioritize when so much is important?

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Doing stuff for moms estate. Luckily, not many things left to do. All the stuff for husband. Figuring out what's low salt he can eat to buy, helping him practice therapy, making meals every day. Haven't done that in several years, clean house, wash clothes, make phone calls to doctors, etc. Buy stuff for Steve, bunch of miscellaneous stuff to do or make calls about.

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From the thread, Hadnuff is just about done dealing with her mom's estate,and slowly start to focus on her husband and their household.

As for suggestions, she'll find stuff low salt for her husband, but she'll have to check on the other ingredients in the low salt foods. Your fruits idea is good, but some can have a lot of sugar an example, a half cup of Dole Tropical fruit has 20 grams of sugar.

She seems to have a checklist of what needs to be done, and is working on it.
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Barbara, in terms of low salt stuff, my technique is to buy unprocessed food. Fresh meat and fish, fresh veggies, etc. Chicken or fish fillets can broil or bake, use herbs like thyme, rosemary, basil , lemon juice for seasoning. Cut up fresh beans, carrots, broccoli or kale and steam or boil. Bake or microwave or boil some small potatoes. Once you get the hang of it, it gets easy!
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There is some missing text in my response to Hadnuff. It should have read "just put them into a strainer, drain the liquid, and rinse under a faucet). Del Monte makes several kinds of . . ."
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Z, In my opinion, your response was more odd than helpful. Do you have any specific suggestions for the poster?
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Barbara, Because doctors' offices are only open, for the most part, on weekdays, in the daytime, you might want to make those telephone calls a priority. Calling early in the day usually helps avoid a long wait in a telephone queue. Also, do any of your husband's doctors have an online patient portal? The portal can be used for scheduling appointments and getting test results. Using the portal might save some time, unless you have questions that need to be discussed with a nurse.

Some suggestions for low-salt foods: frozen vegetables (not the vegetables that are packaged with seasoning, butter sauce, etc.), fresh vegetables (carrots and corn on the cob both are easy to prepare), fruits (fresh and canned), plain chicken breasts (not the prepackaged frozen chicken breasts that have been injected with a salty basting solution), regular oatmeal (not the instant oatmeal packets). No-salt-added tomato sauce and no-salt-added canned vegetables are available. You also can rinse ordinary canned vegetables to remove a lot of the salt (just put them into a strainer the Del Monte makes several kinds of "50% less sodium" canned vegetables (look for the special labels). I've bought the green beans, and they are really good. There also are lower sodium soups on the market, but they're still fairly salty.

As for cleaning, I wouldn't do anything but the most essential cleaning. Dusting can wait for weeks. So can vacuuming, unless you need to vacuum up spilled food.

Do you have a dishwasher? If so, this definitely is a time to use it, even if it does increase the electric bill. If not, why not try washing the dishes and letting them drain dry in the drying rack--it's much easier than drying them with a dish towel, and it's supposedly more sanitary, too.

Laundry can be simplified for awhile too. Wear clothes for an extra day or two. Wash larger loads. Don't bother to fold socks or underwear--just toss them into a drawer.

If at all possible, don't do any estate work for the next few weeks, unless there is something that absolutely has to be done immediately.

I'm so sorry that you're in this situation. I know that many people on this board are thinking of you and praying for you.
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Seems like you have things under control.
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