Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Great News!!

I couldn't wait to share!! My mammogram came back great! I am so, so relieved I feel like I just lost 50 pounds, no kidding. I feel lighter. It was scary for me. I had 2 mammograms last year that had "areas of concern" but not bad enough to want to biopsy them just yet, so I was supposed to have a follow-up mammogram last fall to see if the spots had grown or changed. But with no insurance I just kept putting it off. Well, this time they did a TON of films, magnifications and such and the radiologist looked and said NOTHING looks bad or worse, and I don't have to come back in for another one for a YEAR! Oh I am beyond thrilled. And the very nice, sweet tech who did my films gave me a form to fill out for some financial assistance so I am crossing my fingers on that as well. I feel so blessed today! Thank you for all your prayers and good thoughts.

Here's my food so far today:

Breakfast: Chai tea with skim milk and agave nectar, Weight Watchers Breakfast Quesadilla (I found another box in the freezer but still won't buy more due to sodium content), half a cup of ruby red grapefruit segments, and green tea.

Then I took my daughter to ballet. When we got home, I had:
Snack: 4oz 2% cottage cheese topped with 2/3 c. fresh pineapple, 1 T walnuts, and a drizzle of honey.

Then I saw the sun was out, and it was 47 degrees so I took my mini-dog and my daughter to the park. We walked, fed the geese, and played at the playground for about 45 minutes. It was nice. I do 100% better with my eating when I get some sun or even just fresh air each day.

After that, I showered and went to the pharmacy for my daughter's new meds (sinus infection) and to the mammogram. When I got home, I was starving.

Lunch (3pm): huge plate of steamed fresh asparagus with salt, topped with one egg fried in Pam. And a mug of hot tea with 2% milk and agave nectar.

I wanted to bike but some people think taking a bath for 2 hours in the middle of the day is normal. So I will bike tonight while I watch the Biggest Loser instead.

I am making roasted broccoli with garlic and Parmesan for dinner (and maybe some chicken tenders too). If it turns out I will post the recipe (and I have to post the rutabaga recipe too). If I need a snack I will have a yogurt, and maybe more asparagus. I LOVE steamed asparagus, cold from the fridge with salt as a snack.

So far today: 761 calories, 6 glasses of water.

I feel fantastic. I think the worry of my health issues has really been weighing me down. I also feel like I have more control in my life now. I appreciate all your comments and I want you to know I am definitely being cautious and looking out for my kids and myself, #1. I will be very careful and I am not placing my trust anywhere it shouldn't be. But at least now I have some options, and that feels better to me. LIFE IS GOOD.

32 comments:

Linz said...

I made this roasted broccoli thing once that was amazing. You clean and thoroughly dry about 2 cups of broccoli florets, douse them with a little olive oil or Pam, put a few split cloves of garlic with them on a cookie pan, add some lemon zest and shredded Parmesan, and pop in the oven for about twenty minutes until the crowns are a little brown and crispy looking. Then you put a little more olive oil, salt and pepper to taste, and the juice from one lemon.

Amazing stuff!

Meg said...

Praise God!!! Such relief!!!

Lauren said...

Thank you God for your good results. I'm so happy for you. And I didn't comment yesterday, but I wanted to. I know that divorce isn't ideal, but just knowing what you've said about him and your relationship, I just want you to be happy. so consider what YOU want please.

Shelley said...

So glad to hear that the mammo was clean! You should now have some well-deserved some peace of mind!

Hang strong about the husband stuff.

Heather said...

that is all so great! Congrats on the healthy mamm. and the weight loss!

Jessica @ Pudget: Losing Weight On A Budget said...

I am so glad to hear about your mammogram results. What a relief.

Amber said...

Amen! I'm so happy and relieved for you!

Pubsgal said...

Oh, thank heaven for the good results!!! I'm so relieved for you! And I hope the financial aid for the testing works out well for you, too.

Lori said...

Congratulations!

Vudu Princess said...

Yahoo!! That is great news! It sounds like the rest of your day was good as well - good eats, good time with your daughter outdoors! Yea!

Jennifer said...

Congrats on the clean bill of health! What great news!

Bethany said...

Yay, Lyn! I am so relieved for you and so glad that things seem to be improving. You have a tough situation, but you are a smart woman and you will know what's best for you! *Hugs*
Bethany

Ria said...

Wonderful to hear that your mammo was clean and that you're feeling so good!

Your veggies always sound so delicious - I've never roasted broccoli, but I'm going to have to give it a try.

foodfoodbodybody said...

That's wonderful news! I really am happy for you. That reminds me, I am a couple years behind on mammograms... I should go deal with it.

Dinah Soar said...

It's great news that your mammogram turned out well!! Praise God from whom ALL blessings flow...

Skinny Inside said...

Oh, I'm so glad your mammo came back clean!

Roasted veggies are the best! Have you tried roasted cauliflower? Dry, toss with olive oil, seasoned salt and a few whole cloves of garlic. Roast until golden. It is so good, I could eat a whole cauliflower this way!

antgirl said...

Yaaaay, on the good news. I'm very happy to hear it. :)

elife said...

YAYYYYY!!! So glad to hear it.

Shauna said...

OH such a relief! Thank goodness, hooray!

And double hooray for the roasted broccoli :)

carla said...

****YAY****

such good news, Lyn.

Jeanne said...

FABULOUS NEWS!!!!! Sounds like you are doing a great job with your eating and exercising too. It's all coming together for you and I am so glad!!

((hugs))
Jeanne

evy said...

Thank God you are OK.
I had a mammogram once, and had to go in and do an ultra sound, to clear up some queries....The letter, informing me of their concern, came on a friday...I have an idea how you must have felt.

What a blessed relief.
I am so proud of you, You did not eat off plan, to celebrate the good news.

Jen, a priorfatgirl said...

three cheers for healthy boobies!! You are doing so awesome! Thanks for being so motivational!

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Stumbled on your blog fom ??? (can't remember) Just wanted to say I've enjoyed reading back and congrats on your success.

And you have a mini-dog?

Hallie

booktrash said...

Congratulations! I'm so pleased for you :)

Karyn said...

So glad your test came back clear! No wonder you feel so light.

new*me said...

Wonderful news Lyn :)

I have a lot of appts scheduled in the next month but no mammogram till next year when I'm 40. I am worried about the mole that's being looked at next week....I have been worried about it for awhile. I spent a lot of time in the sun when I was younger so it concerns me.

I hope I can give some good new like you next week!

POD said...

That kind of news is fantastic.

Lyn said...

Hallie~

Yep, I have a cute little dog who weighs 8-9 pounds. I think if you search my blog for mini-dog or dog you might see his picture :)

Karen in Tennessee said...

Way to go, Lyn!!! So great that your news was good...and a good reminder for all of us ladies to get our mams grammed!

Becca55 said...

I think I have lingured enuff, I want to say that it is great everything has come out ok for you. I also want to add that you are a very big inspiration to me and I really enjoy reading what you have to say. I can relate to alot of things that you have been through and are going through as well. You really are an amazing person and even though I dont know you, you give me hope, inspiration, guidance, and a sense of knowing I am not alone. Thank you!!

SeaShore said...

Congratulations on the good result! That's the best.

I hope the financial assistance comes through.