Weekly Menu 4/6 - 4/10

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What a week this has been. Last Wednesday I drank my smoothie while driving into work. About halfway through the smoothie I started getting sharp pains in my right side. I didn't think much of it, other than it was really weird and continued onto work. For the next 45 minutes I had a dull ache followed by intermittent sharp pains. A few hours later I tried to eat something again and the pains came back even sharper, to where I was folding myself in half to get through it.

I called my doctor and she was able to see me that afternoon. She took a blood and urine sample, advised me to eat a very bland diet and had me schedule an ultrasound, which I did the following morning. Looking at your internal organs is kinda weird. Anyway, the ultrasound came back perfectly fine. Then she decided that I needed to have a hida(hyda?)scan, which is where they shoot you with radioactive stuff and take pictures of your gallbladder for 2 hours as the radioactive stuff works it way through your body. I have this scheduled for Wednesday, which sounds like an absolutely wonderful way to spend the day before my birthday. Not.

I told my doctor that on Friday I started trying less bland foods and I've been fine. She doesn't care, I still have to do this test. Which, I do understand, but I am really, really not looking forward to this at all. I'm kind of terrified by the idea of it. Combine that with being really busy at work and having to miss time, plus it being right about my birthday and I'm just generally cranky about this.

However, since I can seem to eat perfectly fine I'm refusing to change my menu plans for the week unless something happens. Here's what I've chosen:

Sunday - spicy grilled chicken breast, baked potatoes, tomato and zucchini gratin

Monday - shrimp and crab etoufee

Tuesday  turkey bacon cheeseburger meatloaf cups, fries, green beans 

Wednesday - turkey Reuben's, chips and pickle

Thursday - spice-crusted filet, cheesy grits and parmesan roasted asparagus 

For breakfast this week I'm having breakfast cookies and lunch is a salad with candied almonds and blackberries.

Although my birthday is Thursday, we are going out to dinner on Saturday to celebrate. I can't wait!

Minus the panicking about the test I need to have done, this has been a pretty good weekend. We've decided to go with a weekly cleaning instead of bi-weekly which reduces an incredible amount of stress from me. The grocery store was empty Friday night which made shopping a breeze. On Saturday I got a pedicure, ate lunch at a new nearby restaurant and then took 2 hour walk with a friend at a nearby park.


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