Saturday, January 10, 2009

Injecting some fun into our day


Our Health and Wellness class this week has been extremely interesting and has armed us with some information- just enough to make me scared of every disease that I will encounter and probably all the ones I won't. That's why it is so nice to know that God is sovereign.

But the experience was great fun! One afternoon we had an hour with our instructor, who showed us how to take blood pressure, look in each others' ears with an otoscope, and give injections. That was the most exciting thing for me as I got to plunge a needle deep into my husband's arm. He got me back, don't worry. The solution in the needle was harmless- .5 cc's saline.
And then we had a little fun with it...

The other thing that is happening in my world this month is I'm doing an elimination diet. The purpose of this diet is to eat a very basic diet (no wheat, dairy, legumes, grains, sugar, preservatives, artificial flavorings, etc.) for a few weeks. After a period of time, I will reintroduce foods on a schedule of one new food every 3-4 days. I'll be looking for any symptoms of an allergy or sensitivity to these foods. The reason I started this is because I've been dealing with chronic dizziness for 18 months. I'm hoping to find some answers or at the very least, kick my caffeine habit! :)

This was a rather delicious smoothie I made and one of the best things I've had in the last three days. Any recipes that you have that use mainly vegetables would be welcome!

5 comments:

Kate said...

What are you eating? And no coffee? Waaa! Although, I must admit, I've also been cutting down. Still trying to decide if it's helping. I'll be praying for you and your sparse diet!

pat ve said...

Do I detect a little smirk on your face and a little penciviness on Dennis' as you administer the first shot in the first picture.

Anonymous said...

Google "south beach diet phase one" and you will find all kinds of recipes. I used it when I was trying to find out what was bothering me - (fructose malabsorption) Pay close attention to gluten it's known to cause dizziness. Hope you figure it out!!!

Melanie

Jean said...

Reminds me of days when I was taking nursing skills. The first time you have to give yourself a shot is almost more traumatic than giving it to the other guy. After a daily routine you almost don't think about it any more. Do you have to learn to administer injections to the kids? The restraining of the child is crucial to easy injecting.

Inside Out said...

chocolate milkshakes are a good source of both chocolate and dairy...


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