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I Got A Call From My Endocrinologist!

Hey My Swirly Vanilla Spice Balls! ❤

Thanks for all of your comments on my What Kat Ate. I really want to continue doing these, as they help show a more accurate way of how I eat instead of just a lot of oatmeal/bananners with nut butters. I’m also glad you liked reading the eleven questions and I answered. 🙂

I saw a very sad sight yesterday afternoon:

The bottom of my Homemade Sun Butter Jar. Oh, and I definitely did NOT leave it like this after my amount for my banana. He-he, I finished him up! Still sad, since I don’t have any sun flower seeds and I didn’t pick up any from the grocery store last time. Hopefully I can get some more the next time we go.

Talking about Nut Butter, guess what I got in the mail!

A special Blendtec jar made for NUT BUTTER MAKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😀

I love how the lid has those long black “legs” and can twist, helping keep the nuts from gathering up on the sides of the jar (which is one of those things I have to do manually if I use my other jar). I’m so excited to try this baby out! I’m thinking about those walnuts and almonds I have in the freezer…… Walnut Almond Butter perhaps?


We’re having a Teen Game Night tonight. Over thirty-five teenagers are coming over to our house (and those are just the ones that RSVPed, so I don’t really know how many are coming). Their each bringing their favorite treat and/or a favorite game.

Some of the games we have include: Scattergories and Catch Phrase (both of which I’ve never played before), Rummikub, Othello, Clue, Racko, Apple to Apples…..

…..Sorry, Monopoly, Mancala, Scene It, Life, Bananagrams, Tumbling Towers, Uno, Blink, and Phase Ten. These are just the ones we’ll probably be playing, not including the ones others might bring.

I also found this little darling taking a nap under the table while I was taking pictures. 🙂

In addition to the fourteen pizzas we bought for tonight, my mom and I made some Pizza Spaghetti Casseroles this morning (which were super easy: spaghetti, spaghetti and/or pizza sauce, pepperoni, and shredded cheese).

I also made some Jam Jam Bars (cake mix recipe). I would have also made a veggie tray for everyone to share, but we don’t have all the veggies I would need for it – especially since I just finished munching on our last stalk of celery. 😉  Nonetheless, since everyone is bringing a game and a treat, we shouldn’t run out of games nor food. I know it’s going to be fun!

(If you’re wondering, I probably won’t be eating any of the pizza or bars since they all have milk in them in one form or another; nevertheless, I’ll probably just make a Morningstar hamburger with some guac for myself alongside a banana with nut butter or something — not too hard and not out of the way.) 


I got a call from my endocrinologist. She told me that my bone density tests were normal (nice and dense like they should be), my hormone levels were normal, my vitamin/minerals were normal, and that there was nothing in my blood tests that wasn’t normal. So now, I have officially baffled many pediatricians, adolescent doctors, GYN doctors, and now an endocrinologist with why I’m not having my TOM. She said she couldn’t think of a good solid reason why I’m not having it. She said that the three months I did it may not have been enough to have my body start doing it on its own; even though my hormone levels are normal, she said my body may just not be making the amount to kick it back into gear. My levels are normal, but I may just not be making that little bit more that would give me my TOM. So, she’s having me double my calcium and vitamin D supplement that I take everyday and she’s also putting me on a low dose of BCPs for six months and see if that works. I hope this works. I really want this to all be sorted out before I head off to college this next year, so if it takes taking BCPs for a few months then I’m willing to try it.

I have my next Driving Lesson tomorrow morning! This will be my sixth drive (so hopefully he’ll teach me how to parallel park; I should have learned to do it on my fourth drive, but they got confused and I sort of did my “fifth” drive twice). I did watch while my teacher taught a young man to parallel park, so I saw him do it (turn to reverse gear, turn the wheel all the way to the right, back up, turn the wheel all the way to the left, continue in, then turn to straight and pull up a little – did I get it right?). Anyways, I’ll see what happens!


Do you have a favorite game? I REALLY like Bananagrams, Rummikub, and Phase 10!

Do you have your license? If so, do you ever have to parallel park much? Ha-ha, I’m going to have fun trying to parallel park our minivan to be able to get my license this spring.

What do you do when you hit the bottom of a nut/seed butter jar? Sometimes I’ll make it into a OIAJ; sometimes I’ll just finished it up; and other times I’ll hurry to the kitchen, whip up a batch, and fill it all up again. 


40 thoughts on “I Got A Call From My Endocrinologist!

  1. That’s the same BlendTec kit I have that I told you about! 🙂 Have fun making all kinds of tasty concoctions. That game night looks like it’ll be so fun. I’m glad your bone density is fine, and I actually had a similar experience not getting my TOM and I’d tell you but it’s a long story and kinda private so if you need support email me, k? Good luck at driving! I’m doing that this summer. 🙂

  2. As much as I hate to hear that you don’t have answers, it’s kind of comforting to know that I’m not the only one who got great results back, but still no TOM! I’ve just been on BC because my sports med doctor likes to keep athletes on it – keeps appetite raging, weight a little higher, etc. – but it’s still kind of bothers me that I don’t know if I’ll get it naturally. Hang in there!! I’m sure you’ll figure it out!

  3. What a funky looking blender attachment! I’ve seen or used a Blendtec before and that jug is pretty awesome! Glad to hear your tests were all normal, but not that you haven’t gotten to the bottom of everything. Be aware that the BCP may force your body to have a chemically induced period, but it’s not actually YOUR period so can’t actually help to correct your cycle. It will also cause disruption when you withdraw from using it as those TOM inducing chemicals are no longer present – i.e. when they aren’t there they can no longer have an effect and therefore haven’t addressed the issue.

    Have you spoken to a naturopath or a natural therapy practitioner at all as well as the GYN? There are a number of natural therapies that can address what’s happening (or not as the case may be!). I believe I’ve read somewhere on the blog, but how long ago did you have your TOM last? If you don’t want to answer I understand, I’m not your healthcare professional, I just really want to help now!
    xx Ally

    1. Yeah, I get what you mean. I really don’t want to take the pills because of all of the things I’ve heard about them (and really it’s not my body doing it, but a pill that gives it to me). I’ve talked with my aunt who’s a holistic nutritionist/dietitian (and she got me into eating more fats); I’ve been to this clinic that does those magnet things (and that did NOT work); and I’ve also talked with my cousin who’s into the alkaline and microscopy stuff (and she doesn’t know what could be going on either).I almost feel like I either take the pills and have it, or not take them and not have it, as it’s been over two years nowsince I’ve had my TOM(it stopped in October of 2009). I’m just getting a little discouraged as everything else I’ve tried hasn’t brought it back (except the pills).

      Thanks Ally. I am really open to other ways of solving this.

  4. Aww, your game night sounds like so much fun! I’d have to say my favorite games would have to be apples to apples or spoons. I’m glad to hear that everything came back normal with all of your tests, but it’s a bummer that they still don’t know what’s wrong. I’m sure you’ll eventually get it all figured out!

  5. What a fun idea – I love board games! Especially Apples to Apples 😀 😀

    I have my license and I live in a suburban area so I don’t parallel park much… it scares me!

  6. I’m gonna comment again… that’s so frustrating you’re not getting your monthly gift, it happened to me a few years ago too and birth control pills were what started it up again. Yes, they’re annoying to take every day, and the idea of putting hormones in your body is a little strange/unsettling, but they really do more good than harm. Another plus: your schedule will always be on track!

  7. I love the idea of a teen game night-I should put this together soon for some friends! I’m so sorry that you’re not getting any answers since I know how frustrating that can be but try to remember that it’ll all get sorted out eventually. I know that isn’t very helpful but I was a medical mystery for over 5 years so I totally understand how frustrating it is. Just keep being persistent and don’t drop it with your medical group until you get answers. 😀 I hope it doesn’t take you too much longer to get it all figured out!

  8. Congratulations on the bone density news! I just had a bone density scan on Thursday and all of my results came back normal as well. Such a good feeling. (: I hope they get everything sorted out for you! Keep us updated.
    I love game nights! You’re going to have so much fun. I haven’t done anything like that in foreverrrr. I definitely need to organize one soon.

  9. Hey there Kath!
    I love games! Clue has got to be my fave! Nope no license. Here in South Africa you need to be 17 to get your learners. I’m almost there!!

    I would love to make my own nut butter, but I can imagine the disappointment when you reach the bottom of a homemade jar!!


  10. I’m a lover of puzzles over games actually, but I do love Uno and pictionary!! My daddy and I used to play uno almost everyday for at least an hour when I was younger. It was always such a great time 🙂

    1. Awe, what a great childhood memory! I remember when I would play Crazy Eights with my Grandma — those childhood memories are precious to me now since I’m now growing up and getting ready to go off to college.

  11. Hi Kat, you mentioned you weren’t going to eat the pizza because of the milk. Is there any dairy-free cheese that you like?

  12. Kathleen…I am just trying to catch up on your blog…I hope your Dr. finds out what is going on. I think the BCP’s will help you get started and help in getting your TOM. I had the same problem when I was in high school and had to go on BCP right before college…and now look at me…15 years and I have 2 kiddos. Keep me updated. I feel like I never see you, your sister, and your mom anymore. Hope you are doing well. Sister C.


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