Thursday, November 13, 2008

No, I haven't forgotten about my blog...

I've just been a little preoccupied lately. Dave's had some medical issues come up, and we're preparing for an exploratory surgery on Monday to check out his GI tract. He has a lump on his thyroid as well, but that has been checked out via ultrasound and the results were good (I don't have the exact results, just the nurse on the line leaving a message to call back, emphasizing that it wasn't urgent.

So yeah, the surgery's Monday, and Dave is on a low fiber diet to prepare. That would be no problem for most in this country who live off a Standard American Diet (SAD). But for us? I use a lot of whole grains and fruits and veggies, and usually less meat than called for, so it is really a change. Last night Dave had saltines with tuna salad as a snack. At dinner I managed to prepare a delicious low-fiber meal (shepherd's pie). But I have no idea what I'm fixing tonight.

Sunday is a clear liquid diet day. Monday's surgery is at 1 pm. My friend Jainnine has agreed to watch my girls that day, which is awesome because she lives fairly close to the hospital so it will be quick to drop off and pick up the girls. I can't wait to make high-fiber meals again! I think I'll make some chili and whole grain cornbread next week sometime for dinner. Mmmmm!

4 comments:

Kathy said...

Good luck on the surgery Dave.

Kevin and Lynne Smith said...

We will say a prayer for you!

Blonde African Americans said...

has he had is blood checked for celiac yet? I know we had talked about it....T

Carolyn said...

I'll ask him to talk to his doctor about getting that checked out. Thanks for the reminder.