The Night Before My MRI and Bloodwork

I have three hours before I must start my fast. The blood work that my specialist has ordered requires a 12-hour fast.

I ate dinner about an hour and a half ago–an organic baby greens salad with cooked golden beets sauteed in a bit of extra virgin olive oil,with chopped, smoky, meaty, organic bacon (already cooked and fat rendered), adding a bit of balsamic vinegar, black pepper, and reducing it for a minute or two before pouring it over the baby greens. A slice of sourdough toast rounded out my meal, and I had a glass of milk to ensure I get enough protein.

I ate the same thing last night. Variety does not seem to be as important to me as getting enough nutrient-rich calories. I could have probably done without the bacon, but it tasted so good!

I am going to make a smoothie with a cup of milk, and some frozen strawberries and banana in a little while. I may make it thicker so it feels like ice cream. I am grateful for my Vitamix!

I also have to make sure that I drink plenty of water tonight. Hydration is so important anyway, but it helps them when they start my IV line for the contrast MRI, and for the lab techs to draw the blood for all the tests…. (Click here for the rest of the story…)

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To learn more about this disease and its symptoms, visit these sites:
The Carcinoid Cancer Foundation:
Carcinoid Cancer Awareness Network:

More articles about Carcinoid/NET Cancer and my story:
What Do You Know About NET Cancer?–
What Carcinoid Cancer is Not —

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