I am sure that some of you are wondering what prompted my hiatus from blogging this time. Well, about a week and a half ago, I had a brush with death in which, I have been recovering ever since.
It started in August with a missed period. At that time, I took a pregnancy test which was negative...I mean, NEON NEGATIVE. So, I knew I wasn't with child. Although it is rare for me to skip (I was only late when I had my kids), I caulked it up to stress and left it at that. When it failed to arrive on time in September, I took another test. Still neon negative. What the heck is going on?
Then, the rains came...like gang busters! And it kept coming and coming and coming. Just by chance, I had a check up with my doctor and I mentioned it to him. He said it was probably early menopause...I am sorry...what??? I am 41 not 51!!! That pill was a little hard to swallow but in the absence of anything else that made sense, I accepted his assessment and moved on.
When it rained for 10 days, I started to get really worried. Especially, when it started storming. So, I called my doctor back. He suggested hormones or referral to an OB. I elected the OB route. I made an appointment and on my way there, I thought it prudent to run some errands...it was not. The flood waters came and I was fully hemorraging...while driving! Thank goodness that I made it to the doctor before I passed out and crashed my car but I knew I was in trouble. The doctor told me that if I would have not made it to them within the hour, I would have died!
I am going to spare you the gorey details but they found a polyp. Of course, it is scary to fnd anythig in your uterus that shouldn't be there so, for a couple of days, we were worried about cancer. It was not. Thank goodness! My recovery has been slow. The hormones that they put me on made me really sick and I was cramping really badly. So, another doctor's appointment with another set of hormones and I am on the mend.
The moral of the story is what caused all this: obesity. It is one of the risk factors for polyp development. There is no doubt about it, things have got to change. I can't ignore this episode. It as a wake up call. So, I will still be blogging but the recipes will be much more healthy. I am prediabetic so, you will find meals that balance carbs and protein. I have high cholesterol so, the recipes will be low. The treatments I will receive are expensive so, the plans will be focus on healthy options that are on sale at Pick N Save. Since, I don't like to eat cardboard, the food will be full of flavor...not fat! And finally, I am still a busy mom so, everything will be family-friendly and easy and quick to make.
I hope that you join me in this new journey. It will take me a little while to formulate a plan so, please bear with me. I do have a menu plan for this week but no recipes to share as of yet. Once I figure everything out, I will share what I learn with you. In fact, if anyone has great healthy recipes to share with me, I would love to see them! I will need all the help that I can get.