A Smoothie Disaster…

Hi there!  Happy Monday!  I can’t believe that it’s already Monday.  This weekend pretty much flew right by!  I hope you were able to make the most of it though!  What did you do this weekend?  I didn’t do all that much this weekend.  I was still feeling really sick with my stomach.  I don’t know why this flare-up is taking so long to get under control.  I really think that I am not on the right combination of medications.  I’m hoping this new doctor can help me next week.  I just need to try to get through another week before seeing him.

Let’s go back to Friday.  So I mentioned that I got summoned for District Court Jury Duty again.  There is no possibly way that I would be able to sit in a courtroom in dealing with this Crohn’s flare-up right now.  I called the doctor’s office to tell them that I wanted to fax over a Medical Excuse form for the doctor to fill out so I could be excused.  Hours went back and nothing got faxed back to me.  I called there twice and spoke to people who all gave me different answers and said it would be faxed.  I checked and checked and nothing was there!  You have 5 days to submit your request from the time that you receive the summons.  Well my 5th day is tomorrow!  I am so incredibly upset.  So I need to call there when they open and demand the form be faxed to me.  Seriously, some of those people who work in the doctor’s office don’t care how they handle patients or serious matters. I explained how serious this was and they didn’t care.  The one girl gave me an attitude about getting up off the chair to see if it was on the doctor’s desk!  Really?  Isn’t that your job?  GR!  My stomach is doing flip flops this morning as I wait for the doctor’s office to open.  I’m going to call there every half hour until they fax me this form.  My work takes the mail at 3pm everyday.  So as long as I get it in the mail before 3pm today, they should recieve it by tomorrow.  It’s so frustrating.

After work on Friday, Mike and I decided to go to a local restaurant because I had a coupon for a free burger for my birthday.  It was packed there and we waited 20 minutes to be seated.  When we sat down, Mike recieved a text message and the weird thing was that his family was sitting a few tables down!  So we ended up joining them for dinner.  It was so weird.  I ordered a turkey burger and didn’t end up taking pictures of it.  I was feeling so sick, I couldn’t even eat the entire meal.  When we were done eating, Mike and I went to Target because I wanted to pick up a few items to use for making a smoothie on Saturday.

On Saturday morning, I got things together to make a smoothie.  I decided to use a Yoplait Smoothie Mix and Vanilla Almond Milk.

Smoothie Ingredients

Well I was not impressed!  I took a few sips and thought this tasted awful!  I couldn’t even manage to get any of it down and the smell was repulsive too.  I’m annoyed that I wasted money on that package.  From now on, I will be making my own smoothies from scratch.  What is your favorite type of smoothie and how do you make it?  I could use all the help I can get for smoothie recipes.  I haven’t made one since that happened.

The rest of the morning I really wasn’t feeling well.  I couldn’t get myself out of bed until almost 2pm.  I finally got myself together and went over to Melissa and my mom’s house.  We relaxed there for a little bit and then we went out to dinner.  We decided on PF Changs because I had these red envelopes that contained either a free appetizer, free dessert or percentage off your meal up to 50%.  It expired on Sunday so I figured we should probably use them.  I didn’t bother taking pictures during dinner.  My stomach was absolutely killing me after I was done eating  Figures.  We did end up getting 30% off our bill though!  That was amazing!  It was worth it to go there.  It was cheaper than if we would have taken food out from somewhere.

When we were done with dinner, we went to Target because I had some wedding items to pick up.  They were having a huge sale on something that I am doing for the Bridemaids and I needed to get it before the sale was over later that night.  I cannot wait to see how my DIY item for the Bridesmaids is going to turn out. I will be sure to post after our wedding because I don’t want to give away all of my secrets.  After Target, we went back to their house.  Melissa and I decided to go to Fridays for a little bit and people watch and just spend time together.  Mike joined us after his tennis match and then we all called it a night.

On Sunday, I worked from home the majority of the day and then Mike and I went food shopping.  The supermarket was completely packed and people were acting crazy.  I couldn’t wait to get out of the store.  I had our dinner cooking away in the crockpot all day.  I had a whole chicken in the crockpot.  It turned out amazing!

Chicken from the crockpot


My dinner plate


The vegetables were not a good idea but I really wanted them so I suffered through them anyway.  I want to apologize for the constant complaining I am doing about my stomach.  I know it must be annoying already and most of you are probably irritated with hearing me complain constantly.  I feel like this is my outlet where I can say how I really feel.  That is how I am feeling.  It’s frustrated and difficult to be in pain constantly.  I hope though by talking about this, I might be able to help others who are experiencing the same thing or have support from people who understand and don’t get angry at me for complaining all the time.  I know some people in my life are getting frustrated with me.  They ask me how I feel and I say I still feel horrible and they get angry at me.  Why ask me if you are going to get angry at my answer?  Should I lie?  It’s tough to deal with.  I just hope one day soon I wake up and feel 100%.  I cannot wait for that day.

That’s enough for one day.  Have a great Monday!

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8 Responses

  1. Aw its not complaining; you’re still figuring out a major medical issue! It’s all trial and error. Hopefully something gives…soon!

    • Thank you, Kace! :) You are right. That is the hardest part that it’s trial and error because it’s so difficult trying to figure out what works and what doesn’t. I hope it does too.

  2. After the two months you’ve had, you are MORE than entitled to be frustrated. You’ve been dealing with so much and have still kept a sunny perspective despite it all – people should be understanding, not angry. Hang in there and keep reminding yourself that better days are ahead. You’ll get through this!

    • Thank you, Shari! :) I guess it’s hard for some people in my life to understand. I don’t get it though. If they love and support me, why get angry if I say I still don’t feel well? I don’t enjoy feeling this way or complaining. It’s very frustrating. Thank you! I sure hope so.

  3. Wow talk about a lack of professionalism from the doctor’s office. Hope they get it done today! Hopefully the new doctor can get everything under control.

    As for smoothies, I always go the homemade route. What’s better than a bunch of fresh fruits and veggies.

    • I know! The thing that made me angry the most was that the doctor filled out the form on Friday when I sent it. It was the people in the office that didn’t fax it to me. So rude! I hope so too!

      You are totally right! I didn’t like that Yoplait Smoothie Mix at all.

  4. I love Target! Glad you found some good stuff while you were there!

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