Sunday, October 16, 2011

Near Death Experience...

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 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 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.


Mrs. Blue said...

Oh my Suzie I was missing you...I'm glad you are now on the mend!

To lower your cholesterol eat an apple a day and get some oat bran in your daily diet, it works and it's not painful. I make mini oat bran muffins for my hubby, seriously, it does work.

Prayers for you today!

Alicia said...

Oh my gosh, Susie!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so glad you are okay, and are on the way to recovery. Yes..definitely a wake up call. Many of us can eat alot healthier, that's for sure!

I'll be praying for you, my friend!

Amy said...

Oh wow...sorry to hear you had to go through all that but glad to hear you are much better!

Take care

blueviolet said...

OH MY GOSH! I am so glad you are still with us and able to make those changes so you stay with us for a long, long time. You can do this. I'm excited for your new journey!

Jolene said...

Oh Dear! I'm glad you are on your road to recovery. I definitely need to be on the same road as you. I will take the journey with you! You will also be in my prayers as well.

Anonymous said...

I am glad to hear you are on the mend. I am diabetic an i wish I would have paid better atention to my diet earlier. Good luck on your journey! I will be reading along in support.

Laural Out Loud said...

What a crazy thing to have happen! Looks like you'll be healthier for it in the end, though. I'm looking forward to seeing how you change things up! Healthy food with flavor is right up my alley. SO glad you're okay!!

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