Sunday, August 16, 2009

Food Glorious Food

I've made some "thumbs up" and some "thumbs down" food choices recently. Christi calls them desperate. I don't think so. It's just the way it is.

1. Breakfast: pancakes, eggs, butter, and maple syrup.

Review: Not bad really. I actually went back for more. Had the taste of pancakes, with a hint of egg and syrup. Nothing was really overpowering anything else. Thumbs up.

2. Juice: Cantaloupe, mango and mint

Review: I think the cantaloupe taste was a little strong. The mint added a slight bite to the juice which was rather refreshing. The mango smoothed the taste out. Overall, OK, but I was done after one glass full. Cantaloupe taste was a little too much. Thumbs sideways.

3. Chips and Salsa: plus sour cream and re-fried beans

Review: If you love chips and salsa, you'd love this. It was mighty tasty! The chips added the saltiness and that good 'ol chip taste. The salsa was super refreshing, and the beans and sour cream added the extra "full" element that it needed. Thumbs up.

4. Spaghetti and Marinara: plus parmesan

Review: Couldn't get past the third sip. The noodles just became too thick and starchy. I did microwave everything AFTER I blended it, so maybe that was the problem. It was just too frothy. I added extra sauce, water, milk and still too thick. Thumbs down.

5. Wendy's: Chili and Baked Potato

Review: Oh yeah, thank you Wendy! I didn't taste them individually. I poured the baked potato first (with added butter and sour cream), then added the chili. Super good! I had 2 servings worth. What a deal. Thumbs up.

6. Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich (not pictured)

Review: Add the bread, peanut butter, jelly (in this case strawberry) and milk. Need I say more? This was super awesome. I wouldn't be surprised if you found this at some kind of smoothie shop somewhere. I've had it twice. Thumbs up.

Scar Face

Skot has a lovely leftover scar on his chin. The sutures were removed 1 week ago.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Little Bitty Baby Bump

Okey dokey people. I know this isn't much to look at, but you can sort of see a little bump. There is a baby in there. We checked yesterday or rather the OB checked and the heart is still ticking away. Notice there is no makeup, no cute hair... I really am struggling with my desire to look nice right now. I'm just waiting for my 2nd trimester "honeymoon phase" to hit - you know, the part where you feel more normal again. :)

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Dig In

Skot thinks he is really funny. Okay, I think he is funny, too. At least he can laugh at his suffering diet.

Friday, August 07, 2009

Caution! Graphic Yuck Face Pictures!

OK, so now it is time to give the promised story about Skot's unfortunate cycling accident. Road cycling, as much as Skot loves it, has it's down side. One week ago Thursday Skot was cycling with a few members from his cycling team in Wauconda (yes, that would be Illinois). It had rained briefly and the roads were slick. They were slowing down to turn left when a cyclist in front of Skot started to slide out. This created a domino-effect of falls in which Skot took a face-dive into the pavement. He landed on the lower left corner of his chin. The impact forced his jaw to the right and back which snapped just below an area of the jaw called the condyle. I included a simple little image to assist your imagination. Skot's injury is located more towards the subcondylar line on the image below.

In the emergency room, ice pack in hand. I laugh because Skot says that a lot of friends are saying that his injury looks under-whelming. So I put some fun pictures on here for the dramatic effect. Who knows, maybe they are still under-whelming. Whatever. Forgive the quality, these were all taken with his iPhone.
Skot and his lovely open wound. It was about 1 1/2 - 2 inches across and 1/2 inch deep.
This is the E.R. doctor (Dr. Peeters) giving Skot an injection of Lidocaine. Honestly, I cannot believe how large the gauge of needle he chose to use on my honey's face. I only give intra-oral (in-mouth) injections to my patients (obviously) and use a very small gauge needle - something like a 27 or 30 gauge needle. I can't even begin to guess what size this one was. It was huge.
Skot post-suturing. Notice the blood. This is after the clean-up. The doctor pulled the wound wide open to check for and remove road grit. Between that and the suturing he had the blood dribbling down both sides of his neck. I think he had about 7 exterior sutures and a few gut-sutures deeper in the tissue.
He was such an great sport about this whole process. I would have been crying FOR SURE. He was very calm. Normally I love watching (and participating in) anything medically related. This was a different story. When it is a loved one it becomes a little less "medical" and a bit more emotional.
Great pic of Skot with lovely cheek retractors. The oral surgeon placed brackets on his posterior (back) teeth and then "wired" them together with tight rubber bands. He had a couple brackets pop off over the weekend and his orthodontist friend, (Dr.) David Forbes, was a sweetheart and replaced them.

Hope this answered everyone's questions! Oh, and yes, he was banged-up elsewhere. Some road rash and bruises which look bigger and nasty, but those pale in comparison to the fact that he will be wired shut for 6 weeks.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Skot Schmot

I received a frowny face from Skot today. :( "Liz says she never sees anything about me on the blog. Why don't you ever write about me on the blog?" Waaaaaa..... I say, "Why don't YOU write about yourself on the blog? Maybe it would be nice to make a guest appearance from time to time." That means you do it yourself my darling boy. :)

I do have a post coming up soon that is all about Skot and his broken jaw and busted face.