Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Long time, no post

If I remember correctly, I loved writing this blog. Then in the spring of 2008, and all through the end of the year, I just was so tired, it was all I could do to cook and get the day to day things done - much less blog about them. I could not figure out what was going on, but it did not bother me so much that I went to a doctor.

Sooo..what happened? In a sudden turn of events on January 20, 2009, I found out I had a rare, and usually slow growing, kind of lung cancer. Carcinoid usually shows up in the gut, and appears in adults in their 50's and 60's. I was one of those rare cases - I was 35, and the tumors were in my lungs. On January 24, the tumors were removed along with part of my bronchial tube and the top lobe of my right lung.

Recovery has been rougher than expected. It has been 8 months, and I still can only hold out to cook a few days per week. I also have another tumor and am on shots for it that sometimes make me too sick to smell food (much less cook it).

However, I looked at this blog and remembered how much I liked it and decided to start back writing. Since I have not been able to work, we have very little money for groceries. The meals I fix now have become a true test of making a little go a long way. I think that there are plenty of people out there who are having to do the same thing, so maybe these blogs will help someone else out.

In the spirit of getting my life back, this blog begins again!