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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Long Day

Today has been a LONG day.

We had to travel 3 hours…one way… to a neurologist for my youngest because of his vertigo. It’s a theory that what he is experiencing is a type of migraine. There is not any pain associated with it, just what he has been having. Vertigo…nauseated…pale.

The good and bad of this…he should outgrow it…but possibly go into full fledged migraines. Sooo we are in a  wait and see pattern. Dr. Morrison wants us to journal his “episodes” for the next 8 weeks and then he will see us again. We also will be seeing an ENT at the end of this month to help see anything else in that area. We know no more really than this morning before we left. Other than the evaluations and things get added or crossed off the list of possibilities.

I am better personally than my Freaking out yesterday. I actually have a calm  over me and am currently taking the emotions as they come. I have told my family, well I did that before I told anyone else, I have started to make preparations for when I am in the hospital and during the weeks after of recuperation. I am making lists of things I need for before…during…after…surgery and the hospital stay.

With that thought…those of you who have had bariatric surgery what was on your list of things to do…to take…and to have when you got home? What do you wish you would have had on each of those lists? Let me know please, it would be a great help.

I told you I have been experimenting in the kitchen and here is one I did…

Protein Jello

  • 1Pkg. Sugar Free Jello of your choice
  • 1 scoop vanilla protrin powder
  • 2C water

Prepare Jell-O according to directions. When you get to the step of adding a cup of cold water, simply add in your protein powder to the cold water and then as soon as the hot Jell-O mixture has cooled, add, stir and allow to set.

  • Servings Per Recipe: 2
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 85
  • Total Fat: 1.25 g 
  • Total Carbs: 3.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 13.5 g

I actually got fancy and molded it using 2 boxes, but you don’t have to…unless of course you wanna get all fancy!!

I want to try pudding with a very similar method but I think the carbs may be too high, I need to check on it. Might be too much for Phase 2 I will be on for 4-6 weeks, but after that I think it will be ok as an occasional treat. I will be sure to get back to you on that.

I have been a knitting fool and a number of hats and hat/scarf sets ready so be looking for my contest to name a store for me. I am pretty excited about it!

Until next time….

Trish

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