Saturday, November 3, 2007

Random crap and a kabob

Thought I'd do a quick update since yesterday I was soooo whiny and sad. Thanks for all who attended my "Pity Party" it was a huge success. I was soon smiling. Today is a bit better. I emphasize bit. I'm telling you this is one slow healing process... when I had RNY everyday was progressively better and soon I was feeling awesome. This recovery is different I get 1 good hour then 3 wiped out throbbing ones then 2 good ones... sort of like that. It's hard to say if I'm feeling better it depends when you ask me.

Positives: Today my lower legs from the knees down look less swollen. My side that was gathering fluid looks smaller. I had some oozing from my incisions in the night so I think the fluid is trying to get out of my body. I am walking faster and straighter.

Negatives: My left arm still feels like hell and still fluid filled, my right boob's stitches hurt. I'm sore in unmentionable parts. My thighs are still Stay Puft Marshmallow Man size. I feel super super tired.

I had this grand plan last night that I would try and go to the Farmer's Market this morning. Just once around I told myself. I wouldn't hold any bags. I could do it. I woke up and my body had other plans. I put the Ipod on shuffle and fell back to sleep. I must have had the Mighty Mighty Bosstones on because I had a non-sexual dream about Dicky Barrett the lead singer yeah just my luck a non-sexual dream. WTH?!? Can't a wounded girl catch a break?

I did cook a few times today. I made a Meatball and Ricotta Tortilla Pizza for lunch. Here's the porn:

Later I BBQ'd Greek Shrimp Kabobs and made Crab Stuffed Baby Portabellas. I used my Crab Stuffed Mushrooms filling and filled the portabellas instead of regular crimini's. Same recipe just remove the portabella gills by scraping them with a spoon first before stuffing.

BBQ'd Greek Shrimp Kabobs

1 Pound Fresh or Frozen Shrimp (large)
1 Tablespoon Butter
1 Tablespoon Good Olive Oil
2 cloves of Garlic, minced
1 teaspoon Greek Seasoning (I use Konriko's)

Thaw Shrimp, if frozen. Peel and De-vein. Rinse. Thread Shrimp onto skewers. Melt butter. Stir in olive oil, garlic and Greek Seasoning. Cook for 1 minute. Grill Shrimp 6-10 minutes, turning once and brushing frequently with sauce.

If you like Kabobs here's a few from the Eggface archives:

Another Kabob

Highlights of the day:

* Good nap ;) could have been better (see above)

* I bribed my Mom with a scone if she went on a Starbuck's run for me. FYI: SF Gingerbread Syrup is available. It was good. I'm still a SF Cinnamon Dolce girl though.

* It was nice to be outside. I watched the sunset as I BBQ'd. I think I'll set myself up outside tomorrow for a few hours. Fresh air. The wildfire smoke has thankfully dissipated.

Listening to: "Someday I Suppose" The Mighty Mighty Bosstones


Flying Sarah said...

Yea for getting outside. Yes, fresh air and the SUN will make your feel better. I have been at leasting going out and walking up and down both sides of my street...thought about walking to Starbucks but I think that's just too adventurous right now...could probably make it there, but not I can't let SB see me doing too much...

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry you're hurting so much. I am telling you, when I see my flabby arms waving with at least four flab flying wave ripples to each arm, I wish to god someone had smacked me upside the head and said - you'll pay for that humungo plate of pasta in soooo many ways years from now.
I finally had my stricture fixed after 11 weeks of hell, and I feel great, I can eat something other than yogurt now! Yipee! Thanks for your advice about seeking help. I wish I could do something for you??? I would love to ship you something special from Michigan, maybe cherries or something to cheer you? ( Lumberman, out of work hunky factory guy???)
Thank you for all you do for all of us, even in such pain.

Michelle said...

Tara, I'm so glad you had the stricture fixed!!! Life is going to be so much better for you now. Yeah! Thank you so much for your kind words and thoughts that is the greatest help more than you know. I will take a hunky Lumberjack type though LOL. Of course, until I'm healed I won't know what to do with him ;) Take Care, ~Michelle

Anonymous said...

I'm glad to hear you're feeling better.

I have a really stupid question about shrimp. When you peel it, does it automatically get deveined, or is there some other step? Can you tell I suck at cooking? haha

Michelle said...

Hi, Some shrimp comes deveined when you buy it (it will say so on the bag) but it's done by a machine and it doesn't always get it all so I devein those too. In middle of each shrimp is a little stringy vein looking thing it's actually the shrimp's intestinal tract. I make a little slit with a knife and scrape the tract out. It's super easy. Then rinse them. It won't kill you to eat it... Chinese restaurant shrimp dishes rarely devein their shrimp I just like to who wants to eat shrimp poo if you don't have too. :)

Lisa said...

Michelle, I'm sorry I missed your pity party. I would have brought an asparagus gruyere tart made on puff pastry. Or maybe a tomato mozarella parmegiano one. Anyway, hang in there-at least you are going to look fabulous! Keep your eye on the prize, girl. If I lived in the area, I would totally go on a starbucks run for you in exchange for some shrimp kabob.