Friday, April 22, 2011

Medical Update, and Today's Menu

It's almost 11 p.m. but I wanted to let you guys know that I did get a copy of the ultrasound report and I am *much* relieved! All it shows of real note is an ovarian cyst and a 3.7 cm mass that is "likely representing" a uterine fibroid. Not ideal, and this is new, BUT it is better than what I was worried about. I am still going to call on Monday and consult with a doctor I trust about whether it is a good idea to wait a year before being seen again, or if I should come back sooner for further testing. I do feel much better though! Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. No word yet on the other screening but I should find out soon.

Now for what I ate today. Might be a little boring but it's a big change for me! I meant to take pictures but I was busy (and sick) so I only took one of breakfast.

Here's how it went:
7am: coffee w/half & half and Splenda
8am: another cup of the same coffee, one Medifast pancake topped with sugar free maple syrup, half a banana, sliced, and a half ounce of walnuts. (note: the pancakes ARE soy based, but I have a few left so I will use them sparingly in between the whey based Medifast meals, which include the hot drinks, the scrambled eggs, the teas, punch, mango drink, soft serves, cream soups, and antioxidant shakes)

Midmorning I had a cup of skim milk made into a sugar free caramel latte.

Lunch was a quarter cup of cashews, a half cup of steamed peas, and a Medifast Hot Cocoa over ice.

I had a snack of 2 Tbsp walnuts mixed with 2 Tbsp dark chocolate chips. Actually, I had this snack again after dinner. It was SO yummy I almost wanted to binge on it. It also bumped my calories up a bit so I will need to be careful with this combo.

Dinner was 4.5 oz of sirloin steak cooked with onions, and a large salad of 2 cups of mixed greens, 1/4 cup of cold peas, a little crumbled bacon, some cherry tomatoes, and 2 Tbsp Marie's Yogurt Blue Cheese dressing.

I was a little hungry before bed so I just had a half cup of fresh strawberries.

I am supposed to aim for 1200 calories, but no more than 1500. Today was 1482. Good enough for me.


Anonymous said...

What a relief! And you're wise to f/u re: the timing of your f/u. chuckle. Deb

timothy said...

glad to hear it, and i told you so! lol have a great weekend darlin! xoxoxo

spunkysuzi said...

I'm so happy to hear that!! Have a great weekend

debby said...

Good news!

That walnut/Ch. chip combo is a favorite of mine. Or walnuts and raisins. Or walnuts and raisins and chocolate chips. Yumm. And I have to be careful too...

Diana said...

I'm so happy to hear you're okay. Whew!

Your food sounds great, and I think it's much healthier for you to eat real food. :)

Lori said...

I'm glad you got a good report!

LN said...

So glad to know it is not harder news than it is. And good for you following up with a doctor you trust.

Anonymous said...

Do they need to remove the ovarian cyst?


Lyn said...


Apparently not, I guess they are relatively common. Still doing some reading on that!

Anonymous said...

I brought that up because I had one, had to have it removed surgically. I think the doc said they give it a little time to see if it disappears on its own and if not they have to remove it. Hope yours vanishes.