Its coming up to the one year anniversary of my remission from Ovarian Cancer. I still have tests every three months to make sure its staying away. I still dont understand how I can still get OC when I dont have any ovaries...but I will let that one go...lol
I notice my social media news feed always has posts encouraging ladies to have cervical smears. They are really important but I just want to remind you ladies....A SMEAR TEST DOES NOT DETECT OVARIAN CANCER!! You have to look for its symptoms. Its called the 'Silent Killer' as many dont get diognosed until stage 4..and then it's usually too late. I was lucky...I was stage three when I was told I had cancer.. My doctor had missed it and had been treating me for divaticulitis. Not his fault...the symptoms are the same as advanced stage OC. Its only when the pain became horrendous and I started to bleed did they find my tumour which was bigger than a baseball. Surgery and chemo kicked it to the curb... and I thank God every day for His blessing!
Ladies...dont be afraid to ask questions when you go for your smear test.... if you have any concerns see your doctor (you KNOW when your body dosnt feel right) and please please get regular mammograms!
Its that time again... the week where I have the dreaded blood tests before visit with my oncologist on Friday to make sure the the cancer is staying away. Over the last couple of years I have had so many needles Im surprised I dont spray water when I drink..(flash back to an old Tom and Jerry episode!!) And I will never get used to them! Next week I see my oncology surgeon.. and all being well.. that will be it for three months
Ths week I am also helping to make the decorations for next weeks Married Couples Valentine Dinner at church... and on Thursday we finish our study of "Jesus in the Old Testament" Next week we start a new study by Maureen Schaffer. "Women Jesus Encountered" Im looking forward to it
So.. meals this week are quick and easy... chicken and vegetable based.. with of course.. hubbys favourite Breakfast for Dinner mid week
Have a great week...and here's what 's on the menus
Weekly Plan - 28th January 2019 Monday Chicken in Mushroom Sauce, Baby Potatoes, Corn Tuesday Chicken Burritos WednesdayBreakfast for Dinner including Hash Browns and gravy ThursdayGrilled Ham and Pineapple, Baked Potato Friday Vegetable Curry, Basmati Rice
SaturdayDinner Out with Hubby
SundayMac and Cheese, with Spinach, Ham and Mushrooms
Another weekly Dinner plan done. Meal planning isnt for everyone but it really helps me. Its not set in stone so the meals can be moved around.. but its a good guide. It helps that I have a written list when I go shopping... and therefore helps us to keep within a budget. It also helps that I know what we are eating and to get things out of the freezer in time to defrost. It also helps that if..on the rare occasion hubby wants to have input... I can cook something he fancies. Or on an even rarer occasion... he goes shopping..he dosnt come back with an extra bag of chips and peanuts and 'forgets' the veggies. Now thats a HUGE help
So here's this weeks offering.... I hope it helps (winks)
Weekly Plan - 21st January 2019 Monday Chicken Stir Fry Tuesday Chicken Tacos WednesdayBreakfast for Dinner including O'Brien Potatoes ThursdayChunky Vegetable Soup Friday Hawaiian Turkey Burgers