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Three Ingredient Healthy Reese's Cups

Every since my surgery, my sweet tooth has been wild.  These Three Ingredient Healthy Reese's Cups have been the perfect way to treat myself, without the guilt! TOTAL TIME: 40 MIN Prep: 5 min Freeze: 35 min Yield: 4 servings Level: Easy Three Ingredient REESE'S CUPS INGREDIENTS: 1 heaping TB coconut oil, melted 2 tsp peanut butter, melted 1 scoop/packet  Chocolate Shakeology DIRECTIONS: Mix the melted coconut oil with the Shakeology powder. If it is too thick, add a little more melted coconut oil. Place paper liners in a muffin tin. Cover the bottom of each liner with a thin coat of the chocolate mixture. Place pan in the freezer for 5 minutes. Remove from freezer and spoon a thin layer of melted peanut butter on top of the hardened chocolate. Cover the peanut butter with the remaining chocolate mixture. Place pan in the freezer for 30 minutes. Remove paper liners from peanut butter cups and enjoy!

Surgery Update

If you read my last blog post, I left off with that I was home from my lung biopsy recovering and that the preliminary results showed up as "Organizing Pneumonia".  They did confirm that on the pathology, so my lungs are cancer free!  Praise God! I met with my Surgical Oncologist, Dr. Jeffery  Hardacre which let me tell you is one amazing man.  Not only does he seem highly qualified to care for me, but he has an incredible bedside manner.  He took his time to explain everything to my husband and I and answered all of our crazy questions.  I feel very confident in his hands and he seems to be very optimistic about things.   I am scheduled to go into surgery with him tomorrow for the removal of the gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST).  If you haven't heard of this type of tumor, it's not your typical "stomach cancer".  Stomach cancer actually grows inside your stomach and could be a lot worse than a GIST.  This tumor is in the "wall/lining" of

Make Every Day Count

I woke up Tuesday June 18th of this year not feeling right.     Every time I stood up I felt light headed and nauseous. I thought to myself, “here comes baby number 3” and laid back down in bed.     If you know me well, then you know I sent my husband to the store to get a pregnancy test.     I am always taking those things with the slightest inkling that I might be pregnant.     When I saw the test was negative I was surprised.     As the day went on I became more light headed, and my heart was racing just walking from room to room.     This was so far from my norm, so I decided to go to the emergency room.     The doctors ran a few different tests and found that my hemoglobin level was 8.1.    For those of you who don’t know what hemoglobin is - it is the oxygen carrying component of red blood cells. The normal range for a female is 12-15.    This explained my symptoms, but we weren’t sure of the exact cause.    You also don’t normally get a blood transfusion until your leve