Quick Update

Still waiting on results of the mammo. If i get a phone call today or tomorrow that is not good news... if I get a letter in the mail by sometime next week, that means all is normal. I'm hoping I get the letter before my completion surgery on Tuesday so I have at least a little time to enjoy the negative films!

Other than that... trying to get things wrapped up at work and taken care of at home before being off for the next 6 weeks or so.

Work has been absolutely crazy lately because we've been working through a "shared service" arrangement with our downtown group. Basically this means integrating my department with downtown's coding department. It was a loooong period of discussion where I wanted to make sure that we would all have jobs and that the transition would be mostly smooth for everyone. I was sure that my girls would all have jobs but was actually more concerned they would cut out my management position for a while! Talk about anxiety... going through cancer treatments and worrying about loss of income and benefits! Thankfully we are all keeping our jobs and I will not be transitioning until after I get back from my surgical leave so it doesn't disrupt any of my benefit coverage. Again thankful that I work for a great company with wonderful people! We have our full info/paperwork meeting this Friday so it will be interesting to see the new compensation packages offered... Then during all of this we have 2 audits going on - barf! These are the least favorite part of my job! I hate having to defend WHY we coded a patient a certain way because sometimes things are subjective and always there are thousands of rules to remember. I'm getting things done before I go so I don't worry while i'm off and i'm trying to set up my girls with a solid plan so they aren't so disrupted by my absence. Right now there aren't enough hours in the work day and i can't stay over because of the hours i need to use in my personal day! I'm excited for the surprise potluck the girls have planned for tomorrow to wish me good luck...at least i think it was supposed to be a surprise! Oops! LOL

So on to everything else i need to get done... I did laundry this past weekend (had to after not doing it for 3 wks!) but I still have to put it away - UGH! I need to unload/load/run the dishwasher, clean out the fridge, dust, vac, and just put everything away. If I don't get this done before surgery it won't be the end of the world but it will drive me nuts when i can do nothing but sit and stare at it all day! I also want to make a list of the books I have to read and decide what order i'm going to read them in... i think i have 20 or so in the lineup. I need to get my pics printed from 3 Day 2008 so I can work on my scrapbook when i'm bored or can't concentrate to read. I need to find some LID compatible recipes for bread and pasta sauces so I can find people to make me some ;) Oh and I have to get a water filter, yoga DVD (know any easy ones?), and thermometer! I will probably have some paperwork for the merger mentioned above to complete. Oh and this weekend I have a meeting at Gilda's Club, a wedding shower out of town, church... Monday i'm actually working but may decide to work from home so I can cut out my hour drive and work on my to do list instead. Everyone thinks i'm nuts for working on Monday but if my first day of my surgery leave is the day I stay overnight in the hospital, I don't have to use 40hrs of my PTO before my leave pay kicks in - crazy!

So that's basically the peek into my mind at the moment... i'm a bit scattered so i'm sure this post reads that way too! Any suggestions/thoughts/comments on any of the above?


  1. Honey, that sounds crazy.
    You can make a really yummy pasta sauce (which should be ok for you to eat) with
    - fresh tomatoes
    - a little garlic
    - fresh red peppers (you can leave them out if you don't like them, can't remember)
    - some onion chops (if you like)

    First you put some olive oil in a pot and "fry" the garlic/onions. Once they are a little in there, you add the tomatoes (cut in slices). That needs to be cooked for a couple minutes and you can add salt, pepper and fresh basil. Even a little cream if you like.
    Once that it's done you can put it on top of your pasta and add lots of freshly chopped parmesan cheese. Very yummy.
    It tastes a lot like the Angel hair pasta from Olive Garden. :-)

    If you need any other recipes, let me know.

    All the best,

  2. For yoga DVDs, I recommend Gaiam's AM and PM Yoga with Rodney Yee and Patricia Walden (the AM part is great, very easy, I think it will be ideal for you) and also Gaiam's Yoga for Beginners with Patricia Walden. I think Meijer carries them, if not then Barnes and Noble should.

    You can also toss pretty much any sauteed veggies with a little olive oil and pasta. Easiest way I know how to do it.

  3. Do you want any more books- only 20???


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