Sunday, November 27, 2011

Meal Plan 11/27/11

One of the two fresh-from-the-farm turkeys we roasted, ready for carving.

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it's time to start thinking about Christmas. But before I can start thinking about that, I first must think about all the other things going on this week. And because this week is shaping up to be as busy as it will be unpredictable, I'm going to keep the meal plan simple.

Very simple.

Last week I had some tests to check out a growth that was found on my thyroid. In addition to an ultrasound, I also had some bloodwork done. The tests came back positive for an auto-immune disease, most likely Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Apparently my thyroid has been partying like it's 1999...and now it's tired. And worn out. Come to think of it, so am I. Coincidence? I don't think so. So what's next for my under-achieving thyroid? For starters, a biopsy set for this week so that the doctor can look at the cells and determine the best course of action. I'm sure there are some other things to do after that, but I can't seem to get past the whole needle in the neck thing. It's wiggin' me out. And I don't have a lot of wiggin' room.

I started to lose it a little the other day by crying, "What am I going to do?" My daughter, Heather, put things back in perspective for me by saying, "Well, how long's your bucket list?"

I'm going to have to keep my wiggin' confined to the closet...a 15 year old's perspective can be more frightening than reality!

Here's what's cookin' this week...

Chili, tortilla chips

Egg & Bacon Breakfast Sandwiches (on English muffins)

Steel-cut oats w/ bananas & toasted walnuts

Homemade granola, yogurt, and frozen berry parfaits
Minestrone Soup, European Peasant Bread

Teriyaki Chicken, brown rice, steamed broccoli

Swiss cheese & green onion omelettes

Deer steak, french fries, broccoli salad, Raw Cranberry Relish

This post is linked to Menu Mondays.


MamaTea said...

Hang in there baby! We're thinking of you! :) Your menu sounds like the perfect way to help you through the week. least, not get in your way! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Kim,
I've had 3 of those needle biopsies and they're not as bad as our imaginations make them out to be, promise.

Also, more than likely, you'll end up taking a pill every day for the rest of your life. Not the worst thing by a long shot. I'll be praying for your comfort and a mild diagnosis for you!

Donna H.

Candy C. said...

Keep your spirits up! Modern medicine is truly amazing!