As a family where we both work full time jobs and we have many expectations for those around us, I have figured out how to make eating more enjoyable than a quick microwave mac and cheese. There are a couple things that I tend to always have on hand. These are Panko bread crumbs, garlic … Continue reading Cheater Sides…
If anyone knows me, you know that we binge watch cooking shows from Food Network and the Cooking Channel. Good Eats is our favorite. #altonbrown. So, we are going back to eggs. One of the items that my kids ask for when they are home is an omelet. I actually call them m-omelets since, I … Continue reading M-Omelets
We live in a house that has a person with no-stomach and a person with a stomach that want to eat. I thought I would post our cooking. I am 5 years past my TG (total gastrectomy) but I have learned a bit on the way. I am hopeful that this helps even one person … Continue reading Stomach/No-Stomach Cooking
I will first tell you that I honestly do not know. I have something that happens and through research, it could be this. Definition: Esophageal spasms are painful contractions within the muscular tube connecting your mouth and stomach (esophagus). Esophageal spasms can feel like sudden, severe chest pain that lasts from a few minutes to … Continue reading An Esophageal Spasm…Maybe?
This post is to all of those of us that have had to have a Total Gastrectomy or TG as we call it in our world. I do not know everything and I have had a lot of bumps (mountains) along the way. However, I am five years past having my stomach removed and I … Continue reading The BIG Turn
I will tell you that this message is not going to be heroic, informative, insightful or aspirational. However, it will be blunt. I can tell you that lately, I have been crabby. Things are happening out of my control and it is too much at one time. I have friends grieving their siblings, furry children, … Continue reading At my WITS end…..
So, having a milestone right now is a bit odd. BUT. Today is six years cancer free for me. It is a milestone that I had hoped for 365x6 days ago. Each year is a blessing. Each year free is another year to be with family and friends. Wow. Six years. I am not even … Continue reading Well now…
Over the years, I have dealt with small bouts of depression. Recently, I have found myself in a full-on depression event. It has lasted for weeks and looking to move into months. I am trying to understand what is happening to me so I thought I would try to write what I am feeling. This … Continue reading Why is depression so HEAVY?
I did a little searching and I learned that the "traditional" gift of five years is wood. To celebrate 5 years of not being able to get stomach cancer I have drawn a picture of wood in a coffee cup. If you knew me at work, you would understand why coffee is so very important … Continue reading A lustrum: aka – 5 years
I have had more times in my life that I care to remember where I have had "the long drive". This is the drive where something, some change, some worry, some illness, some sadness, has changed the paths of thought, memory and emotion. The drive itself is no longer than when it has happened before … Continue reading The Eternal Drive