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Fibroids, Ultrasound, MRI and UFE during a pandemic

This has been a two year journey so far I am not sure why I have been procrastinating on writing this. I think it’s very important to that woman talk about their experiences. I did not know what fibroids were until I was diagnosed with them.   I went to my doctor one day because it had been a few months since I had a period. Previous to that I was getting them every 2-4 weeks. There was no chance that I was pregnant and I had started a job where I was the only female in the office. In the past my cycle was influenced by other woman. I was not around any so I originally thought it was normal then I wondered if I was going into early menopause. I was in my forties and started my period when I was 10.  My doctor assured me that because I have hypothyroidism and low iron irregular cycles are normal. I have a good doctor so she decided to take a look at my pelvis she noticed it was swollen. Then she told me to go get an ultrasound. It is easy to get an ultrasound appointment here. I have ne

October 30, 2017 Healthy Flourless Vegan Fudge Brownies, Facebook recipe #3

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The link to the original recipe no longer works; however it is from Big Man's World healthy flourless Fudge Brownies. The link for the original video is on livingvancouverloca's facebook page which can be found here  https://www.facebook.com/livingvancouverloca/ . I could only watch the video and not find the original recipe so this is not an exact recipe; however it turned out okay. There are only 5 ingredients and my version is vegan since I used vegan chocolate chips  sweet potato, cocoa powder, almond butter for the brownies. My friend gave me the giant potato and I steamed it but not long enough.  The original recipe says to heat the nut butter but I don't have a microwave so I decided that I could mash the potato and mix the butter in the blender of my magic bullet. It didn't work very well and I had to add water to mix it a little.  In the end I came out with a decent looking batter. The original recipe calls for cooking at 350 for 25 minutes. I

October 23, 2017 Facebook recipe #2 dole whip soft serve clone using only 3 ingredients

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I am still trying out recipes I have previously shared on Facebook this one is so simply and yummy. The original recipe link can be found here https://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/pineapple-soft-serve. I substituted mango for pineapple because I like mango better plus its what I had in the freezer. All that is needed is some frozen mango or pineapple, a frozen banana, and coconut milk. These are all things I always have around and its a great dessert that is a little healthier.  I blended in the magic bullet and I did have to switch blades as I originally used the whipping blade which couldn't break up the frozen mango. Just a couple of switches of the blades and it turned out great and I put some in the freezer for later. This is really delicious, healthy, and easy I will make it again.

October 16, 2017Attempting to make recipes shared on facebook delish how to make stuffed eggplant parmesan

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I know its been awhile and in another post in the future I will give the life update for the last few months. Since I haven't cooked in awhile I thought it would be fun to try making some of the recipes I have shared on facebook in the past but have never attempted to make before. The first dish is is from delish How to make stuffed eggplant parmesan and the link is here Full recipe:  http://dlsh.it/vePxgK0 I bought the eggplant a long time ago so I only salvaged around half of it also missing olive oil - substituted coconut oil cherry tomatoes - substituted tomatoes that have also been around awhile oregano - substituted basil and herbamare (free from social nature an herbed salt) missing - breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, and fresh basil The video starts with scooping out the center of the eggplant I just cut what I could salvage into chunks.  Then sauté the onions in olive oil I used coconut oil and used a bit less onion for my taste