I no longer have GP!

If you want to know how I found out that I do not have GP any more after 4 years (and, no, its not because I started feeling better) click the link below.



Power of Vitamins

I have to say that there is power in vitamins.  With gastroparesis comes gastritis and heartburn medicines such as Prevacid, Omeprazole, and Ranidine.  I have done the full gambit and have been on them for continuously three years.  Lately I have been really negative... every time someone asked me "how are you?" I couldn't say anything positive.  Work hasn't been effected, you can't be negative around my students, but everything else has been.  Then two days ago I took medicine and wasnt able to sleep all night.  You really can't work at my job without sleep so I drank a bottle of 5 hour energy.  It didnt give me more energy but it really improved my mood.  Suddenly I didn't have anything bad to say, it was great.  I looked up proton pump inhibitors and and vitamin B and found that they lead to to vitamin B deficiency.  For the last few days I have been taking large amounts of vitamin B12 and have been feeling so much better, its great!  If you have GP and have been struggling with your mood, check it out.


Slow Cooker Curried Pork Roast

Whenever I find pork roasts for cheap, I buy alot of them.  They are great for popping in the slow cooker and always end up tasting great.  Unfortunately, with work, it is hard to use the slow cooker because it takes 4 hours on high and that means we are not eating until 9 or 10.  This was a new recipe I was trying in the slow cooker with the pork. It turned out well! I put it on top of the mashed sweet potatoes that I made for a different dinner the day before.  It added another layer of flavor and turned out tastier than I thought it would.  When I make it again, I think I would use couscous.  Its interesting to notice that all three of my last meals are orange...weird.  

Slow Cooker Curried Pork Roast

1 2 pound pork roast
1 large yellow onion
2 cups water
1/4 cup of quick tapioca
1 tablespoon chicken bouillon
2 tablespoons curry powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 cup raisins
2 granny smith apples

1.  Cut up onion and put into the bottom of the slow cooker.  Rub the pork roast with the curry powder and paprika. If there is any left, put on top of onions.  Place the pork on top of the onions.  Mix the tapioca, chicken bouillon and water then pour into the slow cooker. Add the raisins.  

2.  Cook on high for 4 hours.

3.  Peel and slice the apples into skinny wedges and put into the slow cooker.  Cook on high for another 1/2 hour.  

4.  When the food is done, take out the pork roast and shred in bowl.  Then pour sauce in bowl.  You may want to reserve some of the sauce for another dish (because there is alot!)