Friday, July 06, 2007
I've never made a sheet cake in my life until now. This one turned out really good for a cake mix cake. It was quick and easy too. I was feeling lazy (surprise!) and didn't feel like making it from scratch. I used D Hines Dark Chocolate Fudge cake mix and baked it 16 minutes at 350. Here's the really easy icing recipe I used:
White Chocolate Icing
*1 large box instant white chocolate pudding mix
1 cup milk
1-8oz Cool Whip
Beat pudding mix and milk until well-combined and thick. Add more milk if it gets really thick and sticky. Fold in Cool Whip. Spread on cake and refrigerate.
*Next time I'll probably use plain old vanilla pudding mix. I don't really like the white chocolate flavor for some reason. It tastes a little weird to me.
I went to the d-d-d-doctor yesterday. He wanted to see me before he would refill my prescriptions again. I'm not sure why because he didn't do anything except t-t-talk to me and take my blood pressure and heart rate, which were normal thanks to Toprol. He did say that I should press the issue of getting my band fixed with my insurance company because of the severe acid reflux I'm having. He said to go see a surgeon so he can make the diagnosis of a hiatal hernia, and then the surgery would be to correct that problem and not be related to weight loss. He thought they would cover it. So it wasn't a total waste of time.
I had already written a letter to a doctor in Plano asking (begging really) him to take me as his patient and do my revision surgery. He normally doesn't take revision patients that were originally banded by another doctor. I thought I'd give it a shot and ask him to please help me. He's supposed to be a really good doctor and has done 1100 of the vertical gastrectomy surgeries. The only other doctors I could find around here had done less than FIVE. Yikes! I asked him to at least allow me a consultation, and then if he didn't want to treat me, I'd respect his wishes and go away. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
Barnaby and I played in a poker tournament on the 4th of July at Winstar Casino in Oklahoma. Neither of us won, but we had a great time and both feel like we played well. At least I didn't bust out with Aces this time.