Thursday, February 11, 2010

302nd post ***Updated***

Update: I really should know better than to talk about my body improving.  It then immediately does exactly what I said it wasn't.  I have some light bleeding.  My body is crazy.

managed to miss noting my 300th post, so I thought I'd mention it now.

I had a seven day period, so that was very exciting.  It may still sound long, but I usually have 10 to 12 days or more of bleeding, so seven day is a huge improvement.  I'm on day 11, but I'm not having any peak type mucus yet, so I still probably have a little while before I ovulate (just as long as it's by Feb. 21 so we don't have to not use days of fertility this cycle).

I'm working my way into doing the Endo Diet (no dairy, no wheat/gluten-free as much as possible, no red meat, no soy, no eggs, no caffeine, no sugar).  Fertile Thoughts has been a big help on figuring resource and recipes.  I'm slowly trying to switch over and start planning for dinners.  I'll be adding Endo Diet recipes to my recipe blog and I'll also go back and tag the endo diet friendly recipes.  I'm not sure how well I'm going to be able to do it while we are in Omaha for my laparatomy, since I'll be in the hospital for 2-3 days.  We'll be staying at R.eside.nce Inn, so we'll have a kitchen; I just need to come up with a plan on what to get for while we are at the hotel.  I also need to cook a few things for the first week we are home or come up with stuff for my mom to make while she's here.  If anyone has any suggestions on meal ideas that fit the Endo Diet and are easy to make or can be frozen for later, I'd really appreciate it.  Surgery is in just over 3 weeks.

Another family member is pregnant.  However, this time it's my aunt (which is weird to say since she's 27, 2 years younger than me), my mom's youngest brother's (who's is 43) wife, and she's due in August. so I'll be have a cousin who is almost 30 years younger than me and will be closer in age to my kids (hopefully) than even my youngest cousin who is 13 (17 years younger than me).  I'm very happy for them especially since my uncle is in his 40s, plus my aunt had a miscarriage previously.  My grandparents will have a new grandchild when they are 83 years old.

It's snow here in NW Louisiana, and has been for the past 2 1/2 hours.  We are supposed to get about 4-6 inches of snow (it probably won't stick much though) in the next 24 hours.  It's nothing compared to what you East Coasters have dealt with in the past couple weeks, but it's a lot of snow for here and this is about the 4th time it has snow this winter, and we usually get one time with about 1/2 inch of snow at most.


  1. Good luck with your diet - I've heard it can work wonders! And keeping you in prayer until your next surgery.

  2. That's so frustrating. I'm hoping your body will start cooperating.

    Good luck on your diet.

  3. Ugh! I am sorry about the return of the red stickers for this cycle (or the ongoing use of them that is). I hope the surgery puts dramatically lessens the amount of spotting you are doing.

  4. Surgery is so soon! I hope you feel that way too. Sorry about the bleeding-it will only get better with time, I promise!

  5. Oops, I spoke too soon about the cycle improvements. At least there have been some changes. You are motivated to go on the Endo Diet. Definitely some veggie soups would fit the diet and are easy to freeze. I froze a bunch a meals before my surgery and it was a life saver - especially if you are trying to follow a strict diet. That is fun that you are getting so much snow this year. I have lived in the south most of my life, so I know it is rare to get much.

  6. Good luck with the diet and all the surgery prep. Congrats to your aunt - hope you can join her in her good news shortly!

  7. Congrats on 300 posts!

    When I went to Atlanta for my last surgery, I made a bunch of broth (for the liquid diet beforehand) and froze it in gallon-size bags laying flat in the freezer. I wrapped them in brown paper and then in garbage bags and put them in my suitcase. It worked fantastic, so I'm sure you could do the same for soups or stews and have something easy to heat up in the hotel room.

  8. Yay 300th post!!!!

    As for the gf diet, I've been eating rice pasta and quinoa quite a bit. I tried corn pasta, but I prefer the texture of rice pasta as well. I have also found some really good gf cereals as well, but I'm sure you have a much better selection than we do up here! You guys have EVERYTHING in the US!

    Sorry about the red stickers! I can't wait for your sugery! It's so soon!

  9. hope the diet is starting well! i can't believe how fast your surgery date is approaching...

    i hate that we are going to be out of town this weekend!!! i'd love to be able to meet and catch up...

  10. Good luck with your upcoming surgery! I had my lapratomy in July with Dr. Keefe at Creighton. I am excited to follow your journey.