Thursday, April 10, 2014

Finally, an Update

I know it's been a while since my last post, but the recovery period was much longer than I had anticipated. So I did my salivary gland biopsy, or as some people call it, a lip biopsy. Basically they make a small cut under your lip, inside your mouth and remove several salivary glands. They numb you and everything, so it's not that painful, but it does make you a little squeamish because you are awake and can't really look away. Anyway, I survived and am still recovering. I don't heal very well (maybe a key part to figuring this whole thing out). I did get the biopsy results back and it was "not conclusive with Sjogren's syndrome", meaning it is negative. I would say that's good and bad because no one really wants Sjogren's, but bad because I still do not have a diagnosis. This is not a setback for me. I do have an idea of what to do next, so we'll keep on going. 

I was expecting boring mail today, but to my surprise, this was in my mailbox! Thank you soooooo much, Krista!!!! I also got a nice letter from one of my penpals too. And a medical bill, but we won't discuss that.

I tried eating a salmon burger yesterday and I only finished half of it because I was too tired of chewing, or attempting to chew. I've basically been on a soft foods only diet, meaning I have had yogurt, applesauce and smoothies for the last week and half. At least there are a lot of different flavors/kinds of smoothies and yogurts.

We've been having very nice weather here. :) I have to point that out because we are usually stuck with long, rainy days in the spring and we actually have some sun! I really want to plant some basil so I can make pesto sauce. It seems more economical to grow it yourself than buy it at the store. 

What are you looking forward to this spring?


  1. Glad to read that you are okay. I've never heard of Sjogren's syndrome but the biopsy sounds very painful.

    Mmm, I could live of yogurt and smoothies :) Although not for ever.

    We're having pretty good weather too here. It got a little coulder since last week, but as long as the sun is shining and it's not raining, I won't complain!

    Sofie x
    Little green Sofie

  2. I'm glad you're ok. Spring has hit here - at least this week, but it looks like next week will be cold with some possible snow :( Bummer about the soft diet - I think I'd eat lots of ice cream.

  3. I'm glad you don't have Sjogren's!! You deserve results though.
    After mailing you I got your letter the next day XD, so I mailed you back today. Hehe.
    If you make home-made sauce you best bring me some!!! ;p


  4. Yeah, I am glad too. I hope they find out what it is though. I mean ruling out is progress, but doesn't seem like much of a success when you still do not have answers.

    I look forward to getting your letter. :)

  5. good to hear it was negative for Sjogrens. our weather has been rainy off and it's SUPER HOT! lol.