Meds available.

31 10 2012

I have a friend who has a friend… anyway 4 boxes of 900 IU Gonal F. They expire in January 2013, $250/ each. She also has 4 boxes of Menopur that expire in 2013, $150/each. Email me and I’ll put you in touch.


Light recipes for Thanksgiving!

30 10 2012

I’ve made a big Thanksgiving dinner for friends and family for at least twenty years.  It’s a great tradition– even though I always call it “pot luck” and end up making at least 2/3 of the dishes myself– and I’m looking forward to this year’s event as much as ever.

Trying to loose weight, or at least not gain though.. so I was happy to find this nice site full of lightened versions.  Maybe I will still be making the original version of my spice cake with cream cheese frosting… but I can skimp on calories somewhere else.

Anyway, here’s the Skinny Taste on lighter Thanksgiving!


29 10 2012

As in, we had a relaxed weekend.  Husband still employed, no cancer in my liver, makes it pretty easy to feel blessed.  Today I stepped down my lupron from 10 units/day to 5 (not that it matters to me, I don’t notice either way.)  I am looking forward to Thanksgiving and spending too much time thinking about the menu, the day’s schedule and what cooking I need to do ahead of time, my houseguest, and decorating.  My husband is a good shopping partner so we went to Michael’s and Hobby Lobby, Marshall’s and Bed Bath & Beyond this weekend.  Really I just had “sheet moss” in mind, because we have a big ficus tree potted in the breakfast room, and the dirt just looks.. icky.  So I got sheet moss, and fifty other things we don’t really NEED-need… but I think we enjoyed buying just the same.  I’ll take pictures and post when we’re done with Turkey Day.

Hope all you ladies are doing well….

Saucy beans and sausage

26 10 2012

We have had a variation on this theme for dinner a few times.  It’s yummy comfort food and since I’m not a fan of gluten-free pasta, it’s a way I can get my Italian fix without griping about missing noodles.  I got it from Good Housekeeping.

  • 8 ounce(s) sweet or hot Italian sausages
  • Olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 can(s) (14- to 14.5-ounce) lower-sodium crushed tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 pound(s) green beans
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. In 5- to 6-quart saucepot, cook sausage and 1″ water on medium-high for 10 minutes with the lid on, then remove lid and keep cooking on medium until browned. Transfer to small bowl; set aside.
  2. Add enough oil to any drippings in saucepot to equal 1 tablespoon of fat. Add onion, red pepper, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper. Cook 3 to 4 minutes or until vegetables have softened, stirring occasionally. Stir in tomatoes; reduce heat to medium-low and cook vegetable mixture 7 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Meanwhile, trim green beans and cut into 2-inch pieces. Add green beans to pot with tomatoes; cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in reserved sausage.
  4. Transfer green bean mixture to 3-quart shallow baking dish. Cover with foil and bake 35 minutes or until green beans are very tender.

Not cancer! and not laid off!

26 10 2012


God is good!

My husband wasn’t laid off in the big layoff at his company yesterday!

And the tumors in my liver aren’t malignant!

I’m so happy 🙂  I have a ton of deadlines breathing down my neck at work though, so this will be short.  Just popping on to say hi, I’m still on lupron, still moving forward with this stim cycle… just amazingly relieved right now.

Hope you’re well….

CT scan done!

24 10 2012

It wasn’t a big deal, except that I can’t take metformin for the next two days and I hope it doesn’t negatively affect my egg quality.  Apparently the contrast IV chemicals plus metformin would be more than my kidneys could handle.

The contrast IV was interesting… made me feel very warm and flushed, and yes, as the nurse predicted, “like I’d pee’d myself.”  Lovely.  And a funny taste in my mouth like copper.  But it only lasted a little while and then I was up and on my way.  Should get the results this afternoon.

I’m planning my Thanksgiving menu… should have somewhere between 10-20 people for dinner, as usual… looking forward to all the cooking and companionship.

Oh, and started lupron this morning! yay!

Benign liver tumor?!

23 10 2012

The surgeon who did my lap just informed me he observed a probably-benign 4 cm tumor on my liver.  He called a general surgeon over to confer, during my surgery, and they both agree it has benign features and is probably no big deal.. but they didn’t want to biopsy it because livers bleed and are hard to stop bleeding.. so now I am scurrying around to get insurance precertification and so on, and get a CAT scan with contrast done in the next day or two…

On other fronts, I did my baseline bloodwork and ultrasound this morning and all looks good from what I can tell, so I believe I will be starting lupron tomorrow.. yay…

All my google research tells me if it IS a benign liver tumor, I’m good.  I hope it’s benign.  Just my luck, eh?

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