Tuesday, December 15, 2009
My go to site for crock pot recipes is. http://www.crock-pot.com/Recipes.aspx
You can select which meat you have and it will give you tons of ideas. I do this when I look in the freezer and see a few meats that have not been used yet. When AJ and I shop we go to Costco or Wal-Mart and buy a bulk of meat on sale and freeze it. We don't eat meat every meal, I am more of a vegetarian. You can make desserts, pasta...etc. in a crockpot all year. Plus it has a huge bonus, during the winter time you get a hot meal and I have made some pretty good soups in it before. During the summer you don't heat your kitchen up and living in Florida where the weather changes from warm to hot and then to the "Are we in hell" HOT! Although during the summer we like to grill more than anything else. I love, love, love grilled veggies and fruits. AJ loves to grill fish and of course steaks. :)
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
So I had my appointment last week on 10-19 to go over the HSG results while AJ was there so we can all decide on a game plan. LOL
First of all I think our Dr. just came off of a all nighter at the hospital, he looked like he had not slept in 72 hours. He asked why we were there and I basically had to review with him. I guess he was confused since I they had another Dr. in the same office do the HSG because mine had a family emergency that day. (Dr. talk for a golf game he wasn't going to miss)
So back to the office talk, he said everything about my HSG went great, my tubes are no longer blocked and my uterus looks fantastic. So we scheduled another appt. for when I am on cycle day 3 for a blood test and another ultrasound. So I had my visitor visit me and I had my Dr. appt. yesterday to do the blood work and the "FUN FILLED" ultrasound. Let me tell you when you are on day three and you have an internal sonogram, not so much fun. :)
He basically went over what I already knew, I have major PCOS on both ovaries but supposedly this fertility meds they are putting me on has a greater success rate then Clomid. This medicine is called Femara and is actually used on women who have breast cancer. They have found that it helps women with PCOS get better results and less side effects.
Dr. McNichol also is having me take 4000 mcg of Folic Acid due to the fact that Spina Bifida runs in the family and I am to take it one month before and three months into the pregnancy as well.
Day 9-15 I do an ovulation kit tester to see if I have an LH surge, if I do I use these (umm how do I out this politely) inserts of Progesterone (and no I do not swallow them they go in another area) 3 days after the surge. On day 12 I go back to the Dr. for another ultrasound to see if a folical burst or did not, if there is one that has not they will help it along with another drug and 2 shots I have to do myself and only do them at night. Then I go back on day 20 for another blood test to see if it all worked. If not we do this two more months, then onto the next thing which involves a lot of shots, more ultrasounds and more drugs.
The good news is that the blood tests they did in the clinic came back all normal. The ones they set out to a lab have not come back yet, they said one week.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
For those who aren't sure what an HSG is, it is also called a A hysterosalpingogram is an X-ray of the uterus and fallopian tubes which allows visualization of the inside of the uterus and tubes. The picture will reveal any abnormalities of the uterus as well as tubal problems such as blockage and dilation (hydrosalpinx). If the tubes are not blocked by scar tissue or adhesions, the dye will flow into the abdominal cavity. This is a good sign but it does not guarantee that the tubes will function normally. It does give a rough estimate of the quality of the tubal structure and the status of the tubal lining. Some cases where the tubes appear to be blocked where they join the uterus, may in fact be normal. Often blockage at this location may be due to spasm of the opening from the uterus into the tube or from accumulated debris and mucus blocking the opening. This can be managed by passing a very thin catheter into the fallopian tube either at the time of hysterosalpingogram or during a hysteroscopic procedure.
Sometime if there is a blockage, during the procedure, the dye can force the tube open again.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
AJ’s sister Tammy just had her baby shower this past weekend. It was a wonderful party and she had a lot of people there. Now granted this is not the best cake I have ever done, but it had to travel from Longwood to Avalon Park. I swear his tail wagged all the way there and it made me so nervous. The 3-D cakes are a little more nerve racking then anything else. I am finding the more I do these, the more I am learning.
Monday, March 9, 2009
She looked gorgeous and it was hard to not show emotions and keep it together.
After all how often do I wear make-up and do my hair. (smile)
Shelby (junior bridesmaid in pink), Trisha (bridesmaid in the middle), Me on the far right.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
The smaller cake had the larger pink diamond on it.
This was the candy bar (pink and green of course).
The label on the silver jar is what we used for candy labels.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
I still have one more love for cars but it is a truck, I would love to own a 1948 Ford Truck (fire engine red of course) with the wood floor in the bed of the truck.
Monday, February 9, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
This was a cake we had to do for my first class, it was a stacking test and a buttercream icing roses test. I made a "Mad Hatter Garden Party" It was ummmm, interesting.
This was another test cake we had to do with scrolling on the sides.
AJ's dads Birthday cake 2 years ago
My Aunt Karen's birthday cake from 2 years ago, she loves pink roses.
This was an Easter Cake I did this past Easter. The flowers are all gumpaste.
This was for a Black and White Themed New Year's party we went to this year. I actually loved this cake, even though it was simple.
I just did this cake in November for a 50th Wedding Anniversary for friends of my Mom and Dad's. It took me three days 1-2 hours each night to hand make the flowers. The two cakes were put on different plates because the two tiered cake was a loaded carrot cake with walnuts, a toasted walnut cream cheese filling. The other was a butter cake with a strawberry cream filling. So just in case of allergies.