Wellness Wednesday, June 22, 2022

In case I didn’t say, they found no cancer. The bad news is they don’t know what is wrong. But I have a good team of doctors who aren’t giving up. More testing ahead. I will keep you posted.

Meanwhile, another what I ate today.

Breakfast was baby potatoes with vegan cheese sauce and grape tomatoes. So good!

Lunch was potato soup and 3 peach halves. Delicious!

Dinner was homemade vegan mac and cheese and baby beets. I must say, I had some pretty satisfying food today!

And one more thing.

Thank you for being with me the past 8 years! Y’all are the best!

What did you do this Wednesday?

A Pocketful of Joy to Fill Your Day

Wellness Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Just another update.

I was supposed to see the doctor last Thursday but they called to reschedule. The pathology report hadn’t come in yet. Having worked in the medical field, that tells me one of two things. Either it’s really bad and they want to recheck their work for accuracy, or it wasn’t significant enough to put on the front shelf.

Someone had mentioned to me that perhaps they are understaffed. That could be true, but for it to take three weeks sounds less like staffing and more like procedure.

I apologize if I have said all this before. I am just getting anxious, more than I usually do. I’m really a pretty laid back person. I don’t let things get to me.

But I have been waiting for two years for an answer. Perhaps that’s one reason I came back to Florida. To my former doctor who will leave no stone unturned.

I pray that Friday, I will have my answer so I know how to proceed. For the first time in a very long time, this is getting to me. I have two days to wait. Hopefully it will not be another non-answer.

How is your Wednesday going?

A Pocketful of Joy to Fill Your Day

Wellness Wednesday, June 8, 2022

I was supposed to go to the doctor today to get the results of the biopsies they took last week. They called to tell me the pathology isn’t done yet. Which tells me one of two things. Either it’s really bad and they’re double checking their work or it’s so insignificant it doesn’t need to be put on the front shelf. So I wait until Friday the 17th.

So I’m turning this into a what I ate blog.

Breakfast was my Spanish omelete…vegan, of course.

Lunch was leftover spaghetti made with Trader Joe’s beefless ground and their pasta sauce with mushrooms and onions added. It’s really good!

Don’t know what we’re doing for dinner yet. We might do Chipotle. Haven’t done that for awhile. I usually cook. But I’m not feeling it today.

What are you eating this Wellness Wednesday?

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Wellness Wednesday, June 1, 2022

This is my hell month of the year. The month both my boys were killed. Contrary to popular belief, this is not something one gets over…ever. I just had to learn how to live my life without them. The 9th marks 31 years since Junior died, and the 24th marks 27 years since James died. Nobody should ever have to bury their children.

And I see my gastroenterologist on the 8th, where I should get the biopsy results. None of this is easy.

I write these things on occasion because my blog isn’t just about the food I eat. We all have to take care of our mental health as well. Writing down my thoughts and feelings help me to process such issues.

I can say that my faith in God is what gets me through. I know this is temporary. We live in a temporal world. And every day I wake up is just one day closer to my joyful reunion.

In the meantime, I have memories. I will share a few as these dates come up this month. And I have love. Enough to last my lifetime.

What is something you do to help deal with trauma?

A Pocketful of Joy to Fill Your Day