Friday, July 15, 2011

Pour Me Another One Please!

Tilipia fillets, broasted potatoes and brussel sprouts against a white plate, a glass of white wine and dinner was on!

I have been the kitchen drudge for the past week. There is a reason for the madness. The husband has an appointment with a gastroenterologist on August 4th. I think he has a faulty gallbladder. To be one step ahead of the doctor possibility suggesting a low fat diet and then seeing him in a month, I've started that diet now. I will be able to assess his tolerance or lack of such before that appointment and report to the doctor.

I'm not interested in this doctor ordering a bunch of tests to pinpoint his problem. We have already done the Pepsid, Zantac, and Prilosec. Tums and Rolaids and Alka Seltzer eaten by the pound has not helped. I want an ultra sound of the gallbladder after he  swallows a substance that will stimulate the gallbladder to expel bile into the stomach. I know this physician that he is scheduled to see. He doesn't have the best bedside manner but he does have the best reputation in this town for his craft. I didn't think he was taking new patients so I was pleasantly surprised when I called his office and found he schedules two days a week for new ones.

Fish, chicken and lean meats, baked or grilled, I scour the cookbooks (Internet) for new ways to make these more palatable then just putting them in the oven to bake.

Tomorrow I'm taking the day off. I've already warned the husband that he will be responsible for preparing supper and sticking to the game plan on meals.

I'll be reponsible for selecting the wine.

1 comment:

  1. Well at least he is getting his gallbladder checked out...a good thing. Mine was removed as an emergency about 7 years ago...I ignored the symptoms and discomfort for much too long.

    I'm with you on letting him take responsibility for the diet...selecting the wine is a far more important task in my opinion!


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