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>I can’t be the only person who dislikes the phrase “I have good news, and I have bad news.” Because really, the good news is so often overshadowed by the bad news. It’s not like “Hey, the bad news is we didn’t win $1,000 in the lottery, the good news is we won $1,000,000.” No, it’s more like, “Well, the good news is we don’t have to take your kidney out, but the bad news is we do have to take your liver.”

That’s the type of good news/bad news I got today. Not for me personally, but for my husband.

He had been having pains when he ate for a while now, and after getting very sick about three weeks ago, he finally went to the doctor. They had some concerns about his gallbladder, so they did some blood work, which lead them to wanting an ultrasound because of elevated levels of something that I can’t remember (though I think it dealt with his liver).

The appointment was made, and in the mean time, he started having extreme stabbing pains in his abdomen. The nurse’s suggestions for a solution were less than helpful for relieving the pain, and while waiting to hear back about the ultrasound, R did a little online diagnosing (something I do not recommend), and came to the conclusion that he possibly had a gallstone.

The ultrasound results came back that his gallbladder was ok, and (I’m guessing here since he didn’t specifically say) there was no gallstone — good news. However, his liver is enlarged, and that’s why he’s having the pain — bad news.

So, my husband who loves bacon, sausage, 70/30 ground beef, frying things in bacon fat, tenderloins, and all things unhealthy is now on a low fat/no fat diet. He has to eat chicken (skinless), he has to eat fish once a week (not battered and fried either), and he has to eat vegetarian once a week (no I can’t fry his tofu in bacon grease). He also has to drastically increase his fruit and vegetable intake, and canned doesn’t count.

The part that I’m ashamed of: I’m glad he has to do this. I don’t like bacon, I prefer 93/7 beef, I like chicken and fish. I don’t cook them as often as I would like because I get grumblings from him when I buy those things at the store. Also, I think this is the perfect time to switch to ground turkey in place of beef.

Now, here’s where you all come in. I need some help with recipes. I need easy, fast, tasty and inexpensive low/no fat, fish, vegetarian, turkey, and chicken recipes. If you know some good reliable sites, please put a link in the comments. If you have a personal favorite, put it in the comments. If you just want to laugh Nelson Style (HA-ha) at the Iowa farm boy who has to go lean, please, put it in the comments.

>Too Messy

>I’ve found a new blog, and I’m in love. Aiming Low: Perfectly Mediocre is a site with guest bloggers, and they are normal everyday people who aren’t perfect, and don’t claim to be. It’s AWESOME!! I don’t feel crappy about myself after I’ve read a post there. If anything, I think, “Wow, I’m so glad I’m not the only one.” Then I heave a great sigh of relief, and go back to my never ending, seemingly always growing list of chores.

Right now, they have a challenge running, Capture It-Too Messy. Basically, they want to see your mess. For me,  this was hard. Not because I didn’t want to share, but because I couldn’t decide which cluttered surface, or pile ‘o junk to take a picture of.

I settled on The Angry Midget’s room.

Play is hard work, but cleaning is “too hard”.
So, that’s my submission for the challenge. It’s going from the 20-27th of May, so if you’d like to share your mess, hop on over to Aiming Low, and add your image to the linky. 

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Silent Sunday is coming,
Silent Sunday
and I still don’t have a definite picture yet.
I have to admit, I’m a little stressed by that.
I have a photo that I’ve been contemplating, but I’m not sure if I really want to use it. it’s just a camera phone picture, so it’s not all fantastic like some of the pictures that are entered.
Well, I guess we’ll just see if something else pops up, or if the phone picture makes the cut.

Waiting

 

Tom Petty really knew what he was talking about. The waiting really is the hardest part.

R had his ultrasound appointment today. He wasn’t allowed to eat anything, and was even afraid to drink any water this morning. The appointment was at a local radiology clinic, and since the doctor’s office is only open until noon on Fridays, it will most likely be next week before we find out what the results are, and where we go from here.

I would like to take a moment to apologize to my readers. I know my past few posts haven’t been the usual humor you may have come to expect on here, but I just need to get this off my chest.

Hopefully I will soon have something funny to blog about, but until then, I hope you’ll hang with me.

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