Daily Archives: December 15, 2011

Tonsil Surgery: A Success

My son’s tonsil and adenoids surgery was a success!

We woke up really early this morning, like 4:30 am early, to leave the house by 5:15 am. The only time I am up this early and in the car is when I have an early race or I’m going to the airport. For me, 4:30 am is way earlier than I want to be up.

And after a quick stop at Dunkin Donuts for coffee, we were on our way to the hospital. Thankfully, my father-in-law was able to come over early this morning to get my older son off to school.

At the hospital, we got registered and my son changed into hospital pajamas. They gave him some medicine to relax him and make the separation from Danny and I easier. The medicine made him loopy. He was speaking jibberish and being silly, which they said is normal. The doctor had to carry him into the surgery room because he kept trying to roll off his bed.

Some privacy, please!

The surgery was about 40 minutes and he had to sit in recovery for a while before we could see him. They said that he woke up once in recovery, got mad that he had an IV in, and then went back to sleep. Finally, we were allowed to see him. He was crying and said they put stuff all over me, meaning the IV.

Luckily, he calmed down quickly. He had a popsicle and some juice, then we were sent home. His favorite part was getting a wheelchair ride. Everything went smoothly and quickly.

Keeping up on those fluids:

At home, he had ice cream, sherbet, a popsicle, and pudding. He doesn’t eat this much on a regular day! He has to spend the next week or so taking it easy, and should be all better by Christmas.

I had lunch early since we were up so early. I had the Southwest salad kit – this is my all time favorite salad kit. Sometimes they are hard to find and I haven’t had one in forever, so Danny picked one up at the store for me. I also had egg whites on an everything bagel thin with provolone cheese.

The rest of the day will be spent taking care of my baby!

Have you ever had surgery? I had my tonsils out when I was 23 – it sucked!


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Cola Pork Chops

I might be a veggieasaurus, but my husband is a Meatasaurus with a capital M. So, I am always looking for quick and easy recipes that Danny and the kids will eat. Luckily, all three of them like pork chops, and this recipe is quick and easy to follow. And it only has four ingredients (not including salt and pepper).

Cola Pork Chops – Serves: 4


  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup coke
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 4 pork chops
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the ketchup, coke, and brown sugar.
  3. Place pork chops in a baking dish and pour coke mixture over them. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Bake 30-60 minutes depending on the thickness of the pork chops.

I usually buy thinner cut pork chops, and they take approximately 30 minutes to cook. If you use thicker pork chops, they will take longer.

If you’re wondering what I had for dinner – it was a stuffed pepper and a cheddar jack biscuit from Panera – those things are amazing. And for dessert I had seven two peanut butter chocolate chip cookies.

My son is getting his tonsils and adenoids out today. We are stocked up on popsicles, ice cream, pudding, and applesauce.

Have a wonderful day!

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