Posted on January 17, 2012 by withasideofhope
Good Morning! Happy Tuesday! I hope those of you who had off yesterday enjoyed your long weekend! Back to work now. I worked yesterday so it’s just another day of work for me. I ended up leaving work a little bit early yesterday because I had an appointment with the surgeon. Mike went with me to my appointment and the surgeon was actually nice this time. The last time I saw him he had somewhat of an attitude or something. Maybe he was just in a bad mood. I don’t know.
Anyway, he went over the results of the catscan that the GI doctor ordered for me. He said that the test was completely pointless! That made me extremely angry at my GI doctor. Not only did I waste 2 copays. One going to see her in her office and one for the catscan and not to mention drinking the awful contrast. I was beyond the point of pissed. He said the catscan came back normal. He was pressing on my stomach and he said he truly believes that my pain is from my colon. That is what I have been saying all along as well as him. So I got exposed to radiation once again for nothing!
He said he does not approve a full colonoscopy to be done yet because I am not completely healed from surgery but there is a mini one that they are able to do to still view the colon. I already have IBS. I was diagnosed with that when I was 4 years old. He thinks that my pain is related to IBS and that I could possibly also have IBD. So he wants me to get a colonoscopy done. He said the lump in my belly button is normal. It’s from the laparoscopic surgery. It should go down within a couple of months. So that is a good thing.
Earlier on in the day yesterday, I had done some research on GI doctors. I am going to see another GI doctor on Monday. This doctor is supposed to be a good one. I’m hoping that this doctor can get to the root of my problem and figure out what is causing all of this pain. I’m sorry that I keep talking about this all the time. It’s very frustrating to me and stressful. I need a place to discuss how I am feeling and that is why I choose to write about it here. I’m just hoping to get some answers and hopefully medication or something that will make me feel better.
After my appointment, Mike and I had leftover rotisserre chicken and we roasted green beans and had sweet potato fries.
My dinner plate
The rest of the night, we spent watching Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars! Both were very good and I was highly entertained.
So let’s get to some of my January favorites right now. I haven’t been drinking that much coffee lately. I’ve been occasionally having a cup of coffee but sticking more to tea because it gentle on my stomach. Last week, when Melissa and I went to the mall, we stopped at the tea store and sampled some tea. The one that I loved was orange flavored. I checked to see how much it was and it was $15!! I don’t know about you but I don’t have that kind of money to spend on tea. So we were determined to find a cheaper tea that tastes similar and that we did!
We found Mandarin Orange Spice tea from Celestial Seasonings
. I’m not kidding when I tell you, this tea tastes EXACTLY like the tea from the expensive tea store. I was impressed! Plus, it was on sale and I had a coupon. So I think I ended up paying under .99 cents for the tea! That is well worth it as a opposed to $15!
Another favorite of mine right now is my new cell phone! I recently got rid of my Droid and got the new iPhone 4S from Verizon.
It’s a world of difference having a phone that actually works! Now I’m able to use apps! Before on my old phone, I couldn’t download anything new. If I used an app my phone would die. It was awful. This is a great phone. I’m an Apple fan. I have a Macbook that I absolutely love and I’m probably one of the few people who never owned an iPod. Well now I have one on my phone! So cool. Any apps that I should download for the iPhone?
This next favorite is one that I have posted before but I just recently bought again because it was on sale and I had a coupon. I love Goldfish Sandwich Bread
This bread is the perfect size for a sandwich and I love the fact that it’s shaped like a Goldfish. Sure, I get a few stairs when I go to microwave my Veggie Masala burger on it at work. Do I care? No! It tastes great and it’s fun to look at!
I’ve been loving potatoes lately. I don’t know why. Maybe because it’s gentle on my stomach? I’m not sure. Either way, Mike and I have become obsessed with Alexia
Sweet Potato fries!
These sweet potato fries are great! I love just seasoning them with some garlic salt, pepper and paprika. They are healthy and taste delicious! I also like their sweet potato waffle fries. Those are really good too. If you go to Target this week, you can print a $1 off coupon from Target’s website and do a google search for a $1 off Alexia product coupon. It’s on sale this week and it makes for an awesome deal! You essentiallly get $2 off making it, I can’t remember the price exactly but I believe it’s under a $1! Not bad if you ask me!
So those are some things that I have been loving this month so far! Now it’s your turn. What is something that you have really been loving this month? It doesn’t have to be food related. It can be anything.
Have a great Tuesday!
PS. Today is exactly 7 months until our wedding!
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