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Thanks everyone from Big'un!

Big'unBig'un Posts: 5,909
edited 7:29AM in EggHead Forum
Hi Gang! I've gotta make this short so I can get back in bed. First THANKS for all of your prayers and good thoughts.
I have acute pancreatitus(not really cute at all), and they don't know why. So far, all of their theories haven't proven correct. I'm goimg in tomorrow up in Marietta to be approved for an internal sonogram(only two docs in Ga can do this). Currently I'm in a lot of pain, and the pain meds don't do much. Even morphine was a joke.
I just want to let you know how much all of the thoughts and cards and calls mean to my family and me. It's times like this when you find out who really cares about you, and I am really blessed to have so many good friends in my life. I'll keep you posted as I can, but I'm a pretty private person. Some of these outcomes aren't always for the best, although Im hoping for mine to be an exception. Thanks again for thinking of us. Please keep us in your prayers and good thoughts
BTW, I'm on a liquid only diet, I could use some suggestions for real, no alchohol. Thanks


  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    Wishing you the best of luck Big'un. Sorry to hear of your condition, I've been out of the loop so didn't know what the problem was.

    My Best to you and yours,
  • Glad things are starting to improve. Hope the testing speeds up your recovery. Panchreatitis is very painful
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817
    Hey Big Guy!

    I searched all my old posts for the post about the broth
    last night and couldn't find it. I'll try again tonight. Take care man!



    Caledon, ON


  • We(The Nixons)are with you in spirit Todd. Hang in there big guy. Hope you're feeling better soon.

    Mark, Thea & Steven
  • Susan EgglaineSusan Egglaine Posts: 2,437
    We have been thinking of you are your family. Good luck tomorrow! ;)
  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 8,248
    Might this be the one??

    Soup, Turkey, Rich, Little Steven

    I make this stock before thanksgiving and use it for stuffing and as a base for gravy. The quantities are proportional so you can reduce if desired. It is a great turkey soup base as well. Its also good for turkey and white bean chili.

    8 turkey wings
    1 Lines bunch parsley stems
    10 turkey necks
    1 bunch sage stems
    4 turkey backs
    6 rosemary stalks
    4 turkey drumsticks
    6 thyme stalks
    1/4 Cup Parsley, Fresh, Chopped
    1/4 Cup Sage Leaves, Chopped
    1 bottle white wine
    Basic Mirepoix:
    3 Cups Onions, 1/4 inch Dice
    1 1/2 Cups Celery, 1/4 Inch Dice
    1 1/2 Cups Carrots, 1/4 Inch dice

    Preparation Directions:
    1 Roast turkey parts in a flat pan, preferrably on the egg until light golden. Add mirepoix of onions carrots and celery and continue to roast until vegetables are dark and caramelized. Remove turkey parts and mirepoix. Drain grease and deglaze pan with white wine
    Cooking Directions:
    1 Place all ingredients in a stock pot and cover with water and remaining white wine. Bring to a boil reduce heat and simmer six to eight hours adding water if neccessary. Skim any solids that rise to the surface.
    2 Strain stock , allow to cool and refrigerate. Remove fat that solidifies on surface.
    Special Instructions:
    1 I usually split the stock into 1 quart foodsaver bags, freeze and vacuum seal.

    Recipe Type

    Recipe Source
    Author: Little Steven [email protected]

    Source: BGE Forum, Little Steven, 2007/11/15
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817

    No but that would be one thing that Todd could have. This one was a broth I made prior to an ugly test. I think it was chicken.



    Caledon, ON


  • Does your liquid diet include pureed fruit? If so, here's Alton Brown's smoothie recipe.

    God bless, Big'Un.
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,734
    All our best to you. Hope you get well soon.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 8,248
    Probably soo ugly I did not save it. LOL
  • WessBWessB Posts: 6,937
    Be well my friend, and rest assured your in our thoughts and prayers...Wishin ya nothing but the best.

    Wess & Sally
  • MaineggMainegg Posts: 7,787
    So freakin' glad to see you post :) Neil and I have been thinking of you since we heard and hope all is well soon. hoping for the best and sending love and hugs.... BIGUN'S!!! :lol: :kiss:
  • Lawn RangerLawn Ranger Posts: 5,466
    You've been in many prayers here, My Friend, and will continue to be.

  • Cpt'n CookCpt'n Cook Posts: 1,917
    Hang in there big guy we will be sending good vibes.
  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    Hey Todd!!!
    Thanks for logging in to let us know. I'm sure it wasn't high on your list of things to do.
    Man, serious pain is a ****. I hate that for you. If morphine isn't touching it then you must be bad off. To think some people live like that everyday is unimaginable. Most of us are very lucky.
    If there is anything I can do for you or your family, please dont hesitate to ask. You have all my contact info. We'll be thinking of you my friend.

    Best Wishes!

  • pattikakepattikake Posts: 1,175
    I wish I could take your pain away. Will keep you and your family in my prayers. Hope everything goes well for you. God Speed.

    Wichita, KS
  • vidalia1vidalia1 Posts: 7,092
    Good luck buddy and please tell Jeannie to let us know if you guys need anything...
  • Get well soon

  • Softserve nonfat frozen's sweet, easy to eat, and no fat to aggravate your gallbladder (which is right next door to the pancreas). TCBY is your friend! Good homemade broth with a few drops of Peychaud's or Angostura bitters can taste like a treat after a few days of not eating.
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    Good to see a post from you. Our prayers are with you and your family.

    Kent & Shalegh
  • I'm glad to hear you're back home, but sorry you're still in pain and having to deal with this. Get better soon!

    My mom has Chron's and while it's mostly in remission, when it flares up and she can't eat, she enjoys liquid jello. She makes jello and then drinks it before it sets up. I think it's actually not bad!

    Also, once my brother was in a bar fight and ended up with his jaws wired shut, so had to go liquid for a while. This is not the same thing as the kind of liquid diet you're on, probably. Is yours restricted to clear broth types of things? If not, my mom would make him tomato soup and then put cheese in it to melt. She was mainly trying to get calories into him as his situation wasn't medical in the same sense your case may be. So don't know if that suggestion will help.

    Anyway, I hope this is soon behind you and you're feeling better. Picture a big juicy steak at the end of this journey...

    Dimple's Mom
    (Sent from work)
  • MaineggMainegg Posts: 7,787
    P.S. Hey Todd... if you could win Sunshine Fest Iron Chef with the "munchkins" as your side kicks you can beat this with one hand behind your back!!!! :evil:
  • troutmantroutman Posts: 498
    Best of luck as you go through all this, Todd. Best wishes for you and your family from mine.
  • Rib BonesRib Bones Posts: 449
    I'm so glad to see you posting! Been thinking about you and your family. :)

    Several years ago I had jaw surgery and my MIL made some potato soup which I lived on. She made it totally smooth with no lumps of potatoes or onions. Depending on your restrictions, you may need to leave out the butter and possibly the onions. Think of thinned out mashed potatoes.

    Dakotah says "Hi...hope you get well soon!" :) :) :)
  • Misippi EggerMisippi Egger Posts: 5,095

    We will continue prayers for relief of your pain and a successful determination of the source of your problems - a "good" source, if you know what I mean!

    Thanks for keeping your Forum family up to date!
  • bobbybbobbyb Posts: 1,349
    Sorry you are having the trouble. We hope they get to the bottom of the problems. Prayers and kind thoughts going your way.
  • keep hanging in there buddy!! ....big hugs and prayers with you all the time!!!
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
  • EmandM'sDadEmandM'sDad Posts: 648
    we're sending good thoughts and prayers to you. Get well soon.

    Mike, Karen, Em , Lis
  • ResQueResQue Posts: 1,045
    I hope they figure out why you are having these problems and are able to correct them. Get well.
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