- Username: LdiSaphire
- Location: Augusta, KS, USA
- Member Since: 5/28/2009
- BMI: 20.4
- Post Op
- Surgery Type: DS (10/01/09)
- Surgeon: Bernita Berntsen
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I love when I get creative with... on September 20, 2010 9:45 pm
So yesterday I was craving fried zucchini and squash...I had several in my fridge so I pulled em out and went to town slicing them into rounds...then I realized crud I can't handle flour...so what do I fry these in...so I started digging around my kitchen and made a mixture of corn meal and kraft grated parmesan cheese...then I mixed up the eggs with some heavy cream since I can't handle milk...seasoned the corn meal/parmesan mixture and started frying...man they were delicious and totally hit the spot...I even decided to see what would happen if I dipped, battered and fried some liverwurst up...wow awesome!!...it was a big hit even with the kids....after all was done I realized I still had a ton of zucchini and squash rounds left...I had gone overboard on the slicing...lol...I also had some of the egg mixture left as well as the cornmeal/parmesan mixture...so after a moments pause I decided to figure out what to do with all the leftovers...here's what I did...
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I laid a layer of the corn meal/parmesan mixture in a pan and poured a bit of the egg mixture over it...then I put a layer of zucchini and squash rounds...then I layered on some riccotta cheese and then some pizza sauce(I was out of spaghetti sauce) then I put a layer of mexican shredded cheese and a layer of leftover sausage and mushrooms from breakfast...then another layer of zucchini and squash rounds followed by more ricotta cheese, pizza sauce and shredded cheese...then I poured the remainder of the egg mixture over the top of it all...I put it in the over at 350 degrees for 30 minutes...then I took it out and layered more shredded cheese on top and put it back in 5 minutes just til the cheese was melted....
OMG it was absolutely delicious...the best "lasagna" I'd eaten...the kids came in and said mom I smell lasagna...so they all dished up a plate and chowed down...they loved it...when they were done eating I said did you guys realize there were no noodles in that...they hadn't even noticed...when I told them what was in it they were shocked but none of them freaked out...I had a half a pan left that I put in the fridge last night...tonight I went to get a piece and there was half a piece left...LOL...guess it really was a hit...my husband asked me to make it again when his mom comes over this weekend....this time I'm going to try it with marinara or spaghetti sauce instead of the pizza sauce...it'll be a bit lower carb...but overall this lasagna was pretty high protein/low carb....I'm also going to slice the zucchini and squash into strips instead of rounds....just so it looks more lasagna like...lol
I'm really glad I had leftovers!!!!
Well it's definitely been awhile... on March 8, 2010 5:45 am
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I sat down to write this blog and realized how much I had to update...it may take awhile...lol..
Well as my last blog said, I lost my mom suddenly in Aug. of 09, then this Jan., we lost my dad to cancer...again very sudden...we had no idea he had cancer until about 4 weeks before he passed away...my son had surgery twice between Thanksgiving and Christmas...my daughter was hospitalized in Dec...things have been rocky...but we're getting through it..
.I found out a week ater my mom passed that I was approved for surgery. Things happened so quickly...before I
knew it they had my surgery scheduled for Oct. 1st and the journey had really begun. I got through my 2 week preop diet without maiming or killing anyone...lol. Actually it wasn't all that bad...I had no bowel prep required and we headed up to Topeka on September 30th. My surgery went very smoothly...was only under a couple hours or so...the 1st day after the surgery I was pretty miserable, but things steadily improved and I was released on the 4th. My recovery
has been pretty uneventful. A few issues with my stomach and bowels not waking up and moving
very fast, but nothing Reglan hasn't taken care of. Even today, a little over 5 months out I'm still learning what I can and can't handle. It seems to vary from day to day. What I ate yesterday that sat so well, may not sit so well today. So I just go with it and learn. I admit early out I dealt with throwing up frequently and even had my share of days where I thought oh lord what did I do to myself. But those passed quickly and I can truly say now that I LOVE MY DS. The weight loss has been remarkable. I'm celebrating this morning because I am not down 101 lbs. Only 10lbs. from goal. YIPPEE!!...at least my goal. The Dr's is a bit different..135...but shrug I'm thrilled with where I'm at. My labs are looking much better finally. I had a couple issues with my vitamin D, vitamin A and potassium....but after upping the supplements for them, the
labs are coming back up and doing good. My diabetes is gone, my knees don't hurt to walk anymore, my back hurts less, haven't had a bad fibromyalgia flare up since surgery, I have tons more energy, I'm now wearing a size 12/14 compared to the 24/26 I started out in. I do have excess skin that will eventually be removed. I didn't think it would bother me...at least before surgery I didn't...but now it does...my thighs aren't bad...but the tummy, breasts and arms will definitely get worked. Well overall it's been a great ride with only a few speed bumps in the road...I'm looking forward to seeing where the rest of the journey takes me.
so sad and angry... on August 7, 2009 12:13 am
This is probably the hardest thing I've ever had to put in writing....my mother passed away this past Sunday, Aug. 2....it was all very sudden and unexpected...she was 54 years old...she was my biggest supporter, my mother, my hero, the strongest person i knew and my best friend...she stood behind me always ready to catch me anytime i'd fall...if i felt weak or like i couldn't do it, she was my cheering section....a lot of people feel, that's what mother's are for...but this was different...she was more than just my mother........she'd had a tough life but always, always lived life looking forward and never back at the what ifs...so many people saw how much she relied on me...but they didn't see how very much i relied on her as well....we talked every single day...literally 10-15 times a day....she has left behind a huge hole that will never quite heal....she always told me that when she was gone she wanted her life to be celebrated not mourned...so we're doing just that...even through the tears and pain....we are celebrating...i loved this woman more than could ever be expressed....we had our rough times...but it never lasted long and when they were over we just grew closer...even when it didn't seem possible that could happen....life will never be the same....but i know she would want me to pick up the pieces and live by the example she set for me....the journey we know as life isn't always easy, painless and smooth...but in the end, it's all so very worth it....i miss you and love you mom!!!!!!!!!!!
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Keep it moving along.... on July 27, 2009 5:10 pm
Well I got the ok from the Psychologist today. He sent a letter to the surgeon's office giving me his approval...so now the surgeon's office is getting the stuff to the insurance company....so we're onto the last step....let's hope it goes smoothly and doesn't take the insurance company forever to get me approved....crossing fingers and praying...
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Patience...uhhhh... on July 23, 2009 6:19 pm
Having a really hard time with waiting...So the surgeon's office called and told me they have everything now except the psych eval...so now we're just waiting on that...I paid out of pocket for the eval...now i'm just wondering how long before he gets around to looking it over and writing the letter...the sooner he gets it to the surgeon the sooner i can start waiting to hear from the insurance company...hurry up and wait...whoopee!!!!
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Welcome to my page...a bit about me...I'm a 35 year old mother of 4. 3 with health problems, one has Down Syndrome...all are awesome!!! 3 boys..18, 15 and 13...a girl..10. I live in Kansas...not much to say about that...lol. Going to school for Computer Information Systems. Love animals...have a zoo...lol. 2 greyhounds, 4 rats, 6 cats, 2 hedgehogs, 2 snakes...and a partridge in a pear tree...ok joking about the partridge. Always redecorating my house, driving my husband and kids nuts, and creating something. Talk too much, spend too much time on my computer, love to laugh and believe we should live each day like it's a celebration. Overall just a pretty normal individual.
I've spent the last 18 years fat...wasn't big in high school until I got pregnant at 16. After that it's been an increasingly uphill battle and the weight just kept packing on. By the time I was 25 I had been pregnant 7 times...I lost 3 of my precious babies between 18 and 24 weeks.
As I got heavier, I got into the habit of never eating and then wondering why I didn't lose. After trying everything I could think of I opted to check into WLS. After many struggles and research and thought...I opted to have the Duodenal Switch. I spent 6 months jumping through the hoops...insurance approval was so fast, I couldn't believe it. I had surgery with Dr. Bernita Berntsen with Tallgrass Surgical in Topeka, KS on October 1, 2009. Want more info...ask me how I'm doing....I'd love to share this amazing journey with you.