Things that I miss, the things that chronic illness has taken from me. Energy: I used to have a little. I’ve never bounded out of bed bursting with energy and smiling, I’m slow to wake and tend to grunt. Lately I’ve been exceedingly stiff and just want to crawl back in, no matter how long … More Things I miss…
Cooking is currently making me happy, even though I’m not doing much eating. My gall bladder needs to be removed, and I have a surgery date in a couple of weeks. I decided to cook something I had seen for my husband that he really enjoys, but I don’t. I had my roast venison … More One Pot Teriyaki Chicken
We had a rain~out from softball tonight, and I didn’t want to eat the leftovers in the fridge for dinner. I needed to pull something together for dinner and I always have some cooked and frozen hamburger so looked through my pile of recipes to come up with something. (In case you’re new I cook … More One Pot Pantry Chili Mac
Here is what I’ve been up to this week! I have been working on a confirmation cake for my friend’s family. They choose a saint when they are confirmed into the Catholic church and he chose St. Brendan. It is a 14” vanilla cake with real vanilla buttercream frosting; what he wanted. Here is what … More St Brendan Cake
My daughter is a muffin addict. She would eat muffins every day if she could. I’ve been working on perfecting a recipe that makes everyone happy, and I believe this is it. I want things that I can eat and not spike my bloodsugar, but still taste good. My tastetasters and I approve of these … More Healthier Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins
Call to action!!! Infusion patients there is a move to reduce payments for infusion services on Medicare part B. Even if you don’t have medicare this could affect you. Insurance companies tend to watch medicare and follow its actions. You may not be able to receive your medications where you need/want to. Infusion center … More Infusion patients, your voice is needed!!
Since we are in the midst of softball season I’m doing a lot of cooking ahead and then we just eat out of the fridge. We are attempting to not eat fast food as it is not healthy, and we need to keep the budget tight. Thursday I had made spaghetti sauce and meatballs … More Cheesy Garlic Bread….Yum!
I actually love spring; however there are plenty of things about spring I hate. Pollen, cold fronts, drops in barometric pressure. This Sunday about 5am the pain actually woke me up when I rolled over. The pounding in my face/eyes/cheeks and neck was like some maniacal toddler pounding on a big bass drum. I rolled … More Sinus Issues, The Neverending story!
Since it is another infusion day we’ll talk about the subcutaneous infusion of immuno globulin. I did receive IVIG for 7 years, from 1998-2005. I started infusing sub-Q (my favorite abbreviation) in 2005. I was in a clinical study for Gamunex sub-Q and loved it. I loved the freedom from the hospital infusion room, I … More Subcutaneous Immuno Globulin replacement
Of course it didn’t last but a day, but it was nice to have had a good day because I hadn’t seen any recently. We had beautiful weather last week in the 70-80 degrees and a huge downshift this weekend into the 40-50’s. I’m pretty sure that is part of the reason my body feels … More Didn’t last…