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December 4th, 2022

Gingerbread Cheesecake Bars

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Hello all! Hope your week is off to a good start!

My leg is almost healed up. It is gone from the size of an index card to a large postage stamp. So that's great! I'm really pleased and I"m hoping that in the new year I'll be healed and will be able to ring the bell they have set up for that. We'll see.

The ulcers on the backs of my thigh are better too! Slowly healing but still, healing! So that's nice. The Fat Doctor appointment went whomp-whomp though. They don't take one of my insurances so it would cost me thousands of dollars. That's not including paying the doctors, dieticians, and psychologists. So yeah, not doing that.

If I would have known that, I wouldn't have even gone to that first meeting. I wasted my time and the money I paid to get to town. I really felt sorry for one girl in the class, she was crying. I think about how much she'd have to pay. Plus what little she said in class, it sounds like her family isn't being supportive of her losing weight. Poor thing.

This week I'm going to the vein doctor and wound care after, so that shouldn't be too bad. I'm hoping to get my haircut this week, it's driving me crazy! One lock of hair keeps falling in my eye, I'm about ready to chop it off myself. I'd look like a kindergartener got a hold of some scissors, but it wouldn't be in my face anymore!

A new recipe today! One I haven't tried but looks so good. Gingerbread Cheesecake Bars. Hope you like it!

Gingerbread Cheesecake Bars )

November 27th, 2022

Low-Carb Broccoli & Cheddar Casserole

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Happy Sunday everyone!

I hope your week went well. I had a lovely holiday dinner with the last of the leftovers being eaten today. More on that later. But it was nice and now we're winding down to the end of the year. This year has gone so fast! It's weird.

I'm going just to the wound care doctor tomorrow afternoon. My ride has two doctor appointments of her own tomorrow morning. I'll make it though, it's all good.

Then I have a visit on Wednesday afternoon with the bariatric doctor to see if it's possible for me to have surgery and what I need to do for that. I don't wanna, but I gotta lose weight. It doesn't help that I have the willpower of a wet kleenex either. Right now if I see chocolate, I will eat it. Damn it, I don't want to lose my chocolate but I've got to lose weight! So yeah, I'll be doing that Wednesday. What fun.

Other than that, nothing's going on this week. It's not payday until Friday so things are tight right now. At least we have one more month of good food stamps, that will help.

Today's recipe is one I had for Thanksgiving dinner! Low-Carb Broccoli & Cheddar Casserole. It was really good, kind of tasted as if it had ranch dressing because of the onions and garlic but it didn't. It was good cold and warmed up! I had the last of it today. I hope y'all like it too!

Low-Carb Broccoli & Cheddar Casserole )

November 25th, 2022

Checking in

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Hi everyone. It's been a while since I've been online, and I apologize for that. It's been quite a wild ride these past few months. I was in the hospital at the end of last year with heart failure, and it turns out that it's a chronic condition now. My cardiologist says that my heart itself is healthy--I exercise, I eat well--and that it's likely a genetic condition. Like there's a gene in my DNA that decided this was the time to switch on and activate it. I'm on 5 new daily medications, which sucks, but it seems to be working. My latest EKG was very positive and shows that the tissue of my heart is healing from the incident that landed me in the hospital last year. As long as I continue with the medication and do what I can to minimize stress and eat well/exercise/etc., then I should be just fine and be able to go on with no real impact on my life and the way I normally live it. Which considering the alternative is really great news.

All of that has been bad enough to deal with, but I found out at the start of the year that I had about ten pounds of tumors growing on my uterus. How does that even happen without anyone noticing??? I was pretty sick for a while, even more so once I started undergoing treatment, but I had surgery at the start of the summer that appears to have been very successful. Tumors gone, uterus gone, about two and a half months off of work to recover, and now I'm finally beginning to feel like my old self again. I'm still highly anemic, but that seems to be the only lingering symptom my doctor is actively concerned about. And there are pills for that, so once again I feel like I dodged a major bullet.

So yeah. Not a big fan of 2022. But at the same time, I really can't complain because everything could have been so much worse. So in a weird way I also feel very lucky, and blessed, and very happy to be alive.

I hope you're all having a wonderful autumn and enjoying yourselves as the year is drawing to a close. I truly appreciate each and every one of you. ❤️

November 24th, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate! Everyone else, have a good Thursday!
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