Sorry, no food post this week. I had doctor appointments everyday this week, so there was no time for me to do anything since I spent most of my time in the hospital waiting room.
Yesterday, I met with the famous GI doctor (the top in the US). He brought his entourage with him: a guy from England, who was a behavioral psychologist, a woman who specialized in something relating to the GI tract, another woman, I forget what she did, a medical student from UNC and my regular GI doctor. I sat in chair, surrounded by all these experts in their fields, while the famous GI doctor questioned me about my symptoms, medical history, etc. Every once in awhile one of the others would ask a question. Then they examined my stomach, explaining to the medical student each step. Then, they left me in the examination room to go have a mini conference (it was at least a good 30 minutes).
And the answer they come up with is more drugs. They couldn't tell me what had caused the pain, or how to eliminate it, just how to manage my pain while they continue testing me. I did not get the quick fix I had hoped for. They say it could take up to 2 years before they find the cause. But at least they haven't given up on me. I am so incredibly lucky I have a doctor who does not dismiss me but is committed to helping me.
Sorry about that rant. I do not want this blog to be about my problems/issues; i want it to be positive, not woe-is-me. That's why I focus on the food instead of my illness. But I know I can't be the only one out there like this. Others have to have the same symptoms, maybe they just haven't found the right doctor to properly diagnose them.
Wow, I really did digress from the purpose of this post. I'm extremely out of it, drugged up, trying to focus and sound coherent; I hope I succeed.
I have decided to (temporarily) enter the world of scrapbooking. I want to make a simple, elegant scrapbook of my wedding. Problem is I don't know the first thing about scrapbooking. I've bought the book, all kinds of different patterned and plain cardstock. Borders for pictures, rhinestones, etc. But I don't know where to start. Do I plan the thing page by page as I go along? Or do I plan the whole think out before I start? I like adding the ribbons, stickers, etc, but I don't want to add too much that it clutters the page.
So if you have any tips/websites, etc to help me get started, please let me know. I'm a novice, and a drugged up one at that. I need help and advice.
Hopefully, next week I'll be back to my usual optimistic self, with some tasty recipes.