Originally Posted by ASusan
Originally Posted by kjbrown92
And to further the family along in the health dept, DH has a cyst in his testicle (he said I couldn't write about it on FB, he didn't say not on MDC
- hee hee). I told him I didn't care how much it hurt, I still trumped him with a hole in my boob. So he's supposed to be on ibuprofin and ice and go back in two weeks.
OK. THAT - the bolded part - made me laugh out loud. thank you. And you need to cut your DH down to half an advil a day, because you don't want him addicted to pain killers. Give him a bit of rope to bite on. I say that sort of in jest.
Originally Posted by kjbrown92
The hole is like the size of a pea. It's not like a gaping humongous wound. Okay 2 peas next to each other.
Much better than the quarter-sized hole I had been imagining.
I can't figure out how to break up a quote like you used to be able to do, without embedding, since then you can't reallly quote it... his ibuprofin is to decrease inflammation. He's using the bag of frozen peas for ice. And he's not getting any sympathy from me at the moment. Any other time, he probably would have. But at this juncture, not an ounce. If I had a quarter size hole then at least my scar would have a nipple look... though not really in the right place. What if I call one Frank and the other Boob and I can have Frankenboob. To give you a visual, each scar goes straight across 4" on each boob and the scar is about 1/4" wide. But you can see bump outs at the corners of all the expanders and you can see a bump at the top where the port type thing is, so I'm just a mass of lines, bumps, lumps, and holes. Okay, you probably didn't want that visual. At least my pathology report was clear, though I still need to call the doctor to get a copy of it for my file.
Originally Posted by Lady Lilya
LOL Susan! I totally agree about Kathy's DH.
A few years ago, we went to my parents' summer house, and our cat was very interested in the barbecue grill. We opened it and there was a nest full of baby squirrels. The mother relocated them over the course of the next 2 hours.
I'm not afraid of mice. Or snakes. The only thing that really gets me is roaches.
I've never seen a roach. I'm not fond of snakes, unless they're behind glass at the zoo. Nah, even then I don't really like them. I like Snow White's animals - rabbits, chipmunks, squirrels, bluebirds.
Originally Posted by lil_miss_understood
I hate drama yet it always seems to find me.*sigh*
I swear you just always draw the bad luck card. Your situation totally reminds me of my brother growing up. The entire football team ended up targetting our house every mischief night with eggs. And when confronted, the parents would always say either "they're just kids" or "my son was at church" (outright lie). It was so aggravating.
Originally Posted by chlobo
But Chlobo's DH has celiac, doesn't he? I assumed SIL was DH's sister... our language is not that precise with family relationships, not sure if I could be wrong. If it is someone related by blood to DH, then I'd say cut gluten, get a few good supps going and then see how she's doing in a bit--some things should resolve. Well, in normal people. :hug
DH hasn't been officially diagnosed because he went off gluten before getting tested. However, he does have 2 celiac genes so we're guessing based on symptoms. His sister has one celiac gene & one gluten sensitivity.
However, her test results sort of sound thyroidish to me.
I still think it could be both, and since being off gluten can help thyroid....
Originally Posted by tsfairy
I'm jumping for joy here - I got some mag into DS! It seems ridiculous, but he's been so resistant to taking anything that I'm just so happy to get something into him. Of course it was at midnight because he was up instead of sleeping, but hey I'll take my small victories. ;)
Okay, so MIL has said so far for Christmas she's making ham and scalloped potatoes. I'm bringing baked butternut squash and steamed broccoli to share. I have a safe ham in the freezer that I can make for DD2, DS, and me. What else can I make (either to share with the whole family (about 20 people I think)? On holidays I ease up on the rotation so that DS can have two of them on the same day, so I could do something with apples (maybe apple crisp for dessert)? or something different with rice? What's funny is DH and DD1 can't stand scalloped potatoes so they want me to make something that THEY like for a change. Hah!! DH is making his family's traditional apricot coffeecake and bringing it. I tried to make an allergy-free version a couple years ago and it didn't work and I don't feel like it again. But I want something special. And I want my plate to be just as full as everyone else's. Is that too much to ask?
Also, I'm thinking of trying DD2 on gluten or soy - which should I do? soy isn't that great for you anyway but it would make life easier on the whole with ingredient lists. But gluten takes longer to get out of your system. DH says it should be a blind test so she doesn't know she's getting anything different. I say just in case she reacts, it should be something really good so that she gets a treat. On her ALCAT test (2.5 years ago) she tested mild for gluten and wheat and barley (which she'd been eating up to that point) and mild for soy (she hadn't had that for 2 years previous to testing). I'm taking a vote.