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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

I'm not sure what's wrong with me today. I have been nauseated (and experiencing a little bit of pain) since I woke up this morning. I'm not sure if its related to my treasonous gallbladder or not. If it is, I just need my body to hold out for 3 more months, as the beginning of the summer is ideally when I'd like to get it taken care of surgically. That way I can finish this semester at school and have the summer to recover.

In the meantime, the nausea has left me with absolutely zero appetite today. I've forced a few bites down just to make sure I'm not totally starving, but really I have no interest in food.

Yesterday I baked a loaf of French bread from scratch, using my bread machine to do the grunt work of kneading and rising. I baked it in the oven and BOY WAS IT AWESOME! My house smelled amazing. The bread was crusty on the outside and tender on the inside. In my crockpot I had a bean-less minestrone bubbling away for dinner. I'm not sure I've ever mentioned this before, but I'm highly allergic to beans of similar variety (black, pinto, kidney, navy, cannelini, white, etc). I don't seem to have problems with soy, lentils, or garbanzos, nor nuts, so it's not a full-on legume allergy.

Anyway, my roommate said she didn't miss the beans at all in the minestrone and the soup itself was quite tasty. Unfortunately, my nausea sort of began last night, so I pretty much only picked at my dinner. That loaf of French bread turned into the bread for some low-fat ricotta, low-fat mozzarella, and prosciutto panini. Of which I ate about half. :-(

I hope this crappy feeling passes soon. In the meantime, I'm looking longingly at the photos of last night's dinner, wishes I had the will and the stomach to eat it.

Fresh from the oven

Minestrone and panini
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  • ABB698
    Hope you're feeling better! That sure looks yummy!
    3323 days ago
    Oh Jill!!! Galbladder pain is the worst!! Dibilitating!! Ugh!! Come on summer!!!
    3324 days ago
  • NEWSGIRL2177
    That looks so good! I hope you feel better today.
    3326 days ago
    What an awful night to have no appetite! ;) Looks delish. I hope you get to feeling better very soon.
    3326 days ago
    Oh, how I miss baking bread. There is a local farm that grows old-fashioned wheat, so this summer I may try reintroducing homemade bread to my diet. I used to bake three loaves a week - one to eat and two to freeze, but I always ended up giving the two extras away :) Do you always use the bread machine? I found that I really enjoyed the kneading. Probably my favorite part of the whole process.
    3326 days ago
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  • CANNIE50
    Oh, how miserable - I hope the nausea and pain pass quickly and that your "treasonous gall bladder" behaves until summer. Your dinner sounds wonderful - wish these blogs were scratch and sniff (actually, no - that would be too hard because I have given up wheat and sweets for Lent). Take care!
    3326 days ago
    It looks emoticon , I would have loved to have joined you! I am sorry you are fellin "icky"! I know gallbladders can do that, I hope it waits for you TIL Spring! Just relax and hopefully it will pass...but go see a Dr if not, to be sure it isn't something else...sorry Mama
    Mode here!
    Take care!
    3326 days ago
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