Hi there! It’s Thursday night, which means the weekend is on the horizon… woohoo!
Time to re-cap the day’s events.
I’m not going to lie; I was extremely nervous to be getting an MRI. I’m not a fan of enclosed spaces, & all I knew was that you’re put in a very small area & the test is very loud.
I had a plan going in to simply close my eyes the entire time. Chris & I left for the hospital at 6:20AM (!!!) & everything went smoothly! The technician placed a small cover over my eyes & played some music for me throughout the entire test. Of course I could still hear what was going on, but it wasn’t nearly as “scary” as I thought it would be.
I planned to only miss the first four periods of school for the MRI, but before heading home to get ready for work, I convinced Chris to stop at Starbucks since I deserved a reward for being so brave.
I went with a grande, skinny peppermint mocha (love these!) & a cup of Starbucks’ perfect oatmeal.
I had heard great things about this oatmeal, but never actually tried it myself. I’m glad I finally got around to doing so! I topped the plain oatmeal with a sampling of all of the goodies that came with it – nuts, dried fruit & brown sugar.
All mixed together…
I quickly got changed (too bad I couldn’t keep my sweats on!), freshened up for work, & headed out the door.
I ate the oatmeal around 9:00AM (much later than my usual breakfast time) & arrived at school during my normal lunch time (11:00AM). I figured that even though I wasn’t hungry, a snack would be a good idea.
I enjoyed a strawberry Chobani & string cheese as I settled in for the afternoon.
And a jazz apple as a snack at the end of my workday.
I’ve been loving jazz apples the last few weeks!
Right after work I headed out to a physical therapy practice to begin my vestibular rehabilitation (which I also discussed in Monday’s post).
To be honest, I’m a bit skeptical about the whole thing. My dizziness is very hard to pin-point & describe, & while everyone at the practice was very nice & eager to help, I don’t have all that much confidence that doing “eye exercises” is really going to help me much. Another down-side? I have to go back 2 times a week for the next 4 weeks. At $15 a visit, that means I’ll end up paying a whopping $120 for a treatment I’m not all that gung-ho over. We’ll see though… hopefully in 4 weeks I’ll be eating my words!
Needless to say, it was a long afternoon. I didn’t end up walking through the door until well after 5:30, & I was eager to get started on dinner since I didn’t eat a real lunch!
Cheesy Turkey Pasta Bake
- 1 lb. lean ground turkey
- 1 box pasta (I used the fun multicolor kind!)
- 1 can Campbell’s cream of mushroom soup
- Mozzarella cheese
- Preheat oven to 350*
- Cook pasta according to package directions.
- Brown turkey in a skillet (drain, if necessary).
- Pour entire can of soup on top of turkey & stir to coat the turkey.
- Mix the turkey/soup mixture with the pasta & pour into a greased 8×8 glass baking dish.
- Top (liberally) with shredded mozzarella cheese.
- Bake for about 5 minutes, until cheese is melted & bubbly.
Chris & I were both ravenous & loved this meal; it was a good combo of carbs & protein to fill our empty stomachs! (Oh, & the side salad helped fill me up, too!)
Off to do some tidying up & hopefully getting to bed early tonight! I’m exhausted!!!
Have you ever gone through any type of physical therapy? Was it successful?