Saturday, June 02, 2012




So the man is heading for his “peeing neon” radioactive treatment soon.


And that isn’t even the hard part.


The worst part is being quarantined from his little buddy.



His mini-me who wants to be just like him when he grows up.



Apparently being exposed to radioactive hugs doesn’t give kindergarteners Spidey powers or anything.  Who knew?


To add insult to injury?  The Limited Iodine Diet (otherwise known as the “paper and grass diet”) to prep for treatment.





Y’all already know how he feels about veggie burgers…



You guys know I can’t even do brownies right.  And pretty much every single recipe in this special book references another recipe.  As in everything has to be made from scratch.


You know… like “SPAGHETTI RECIPE” on page 12.

Which refers to the “HOMEMADE WHEAT PASTA” recipe on page 36.

And the “ HOMEMADE SPAGHETTI SAUCE” recipe on page 89.

And the “HOMEMADE FRENCH BREAD” recipe on page 117.

And the “HOMEMADE ITALIAN SEASONING” recipe on page 146.


(and forget cheese because they haven’t figured out how to fake that yet)



I wish I were kidding.


Do you know I’d have to make my own ketchup?  My own mayonnaise?  My own seasonings?  My own bread?  My own marinades?

All without anything that has ever been in a can.




I can’t even use anything remotely dairy… take a wild guess why?  Because they use IODINE to clean cows teats.


I said “teats'” on my blog.  Welcome all you agricultural folks who were searching for something else and wound up on a blog yelling at you for cleaning your cows’ udders with something that somehow winds up in milk, cheese, yogurt, coffee creamer, cottage cheese, ice cream, and ohmygosh I’m going to go eat some right now.


Help me.


I’ve been researching like mad online.  But frankly… getting a little overwhelmed.  I think we’ll be munching on veggies A LOT – assuming I can figure out homemade ranch dressing without dairy.  Good luck me.


Any of you been on a Limited Iodine Diet?  I figure you guys are a better reference than Google when it comes to things that won’t make me cry into my homemade wheat pasta flop.


Help a girl out?


Otherwise I’m guessing we’ll be seeing a lot of this



and this at the dinner table…




And as always… we covet and appreciate your prayers!

Once Upon a Miracle



(and before anyone calls the modesty police on me for saying “teats” and having pictures of butts on my blog… click on the picture above for my get-out-of-jail-free card :)


Anonymous said...

I will definitely be praying for Mr. D and for you and Itty Bit as well. I wish I lived nearby; I would do my very best to help you come up with food that was tasty AND safe. Is there anyone local who has an organic dairy farm who doesn't use iodine? I would call around if I were you; you might be able to locate a source of dairy that would be OK to use. You WILL make it through this... (((hugs))))

Unknown said...

Good grief they wouldn't make it difficult would they?? Yeah I would call around for organic stores and I think there is a 'fake' shredded cheese but I can't remember who makes it. Sending love and hugs and a quick reunion for Mr. Daddy and Mini me.

Foursons said...

I will be praying of course. I don't know anything about the diet, but Michelle at Table for Nine had this same procedure done and went through all of this. If it's any consolation- she lost a TON of weight, but I know she was pretty miserable too. Sorry. Hang in there and keep us updated when you can.

stephanie said...

praying for y'all! I don't have any advice about the diet though :/

Discovery School at First Baptist Heath said...

Well of course we have been and will be continuing to pray without ceasing......

ANd help me get Julie to bringback letters of intent.. You and I both need it!

Unknown said...

Oh geez. Cause you don't have enough on your plate! Good luck getting your carnivore to stick to that diet!

We will be praying for you guys! Love y'all!

Bethany said...

Who knew?

I don't have any advice, but know like many others: I'm praying. Lots of hugs and prayers going up for you, Mr. D and Itty Bit.

robin said...

Wow! I'm learning a lot from Mr. Daddy's experience...of course, I wish no one had to ever learn this kind of stuff and that there were no such thing as 'C.' Continued P & PTs...

Leiah said...

I'm telling Michelle to send you some help. The SGG will ALWAYS be there for a fellow bloggy buddy! Praying - just not sure who needs more of them. Muah!

Candance said...

Dang it, Leiah, I was just going to tell her to get in touch with Michelle, too. The SGG always helps those we like.

GunDiva said...

Hey rock.

You know I've got a couple of elbutts headed your way. And some virtual hugs, too.

Krulls in Haiti said...

I have not one idea of how I would feed my family on this diet... munching veggies like you probably. Who has the energy to make everything from scratch? Not me, and I don't even really want to know who. If I had been a pioneer, we would have starved.

Kmama said...

Many prayers!

How long do you have to be subjected to this insane diet?

Floortime Lite Mama said...

Sending you guys so many thought and so many many prayers

it sounds so challenging
How long do you need to be on this diet for?

Floortime Lite Mama said...

Oh darling and I loved the way you managed to make this so funny and so charming like yo always do
Hugs and kisses

Stacy said...

I've got you in my prayers, Mr. Daddy. Now I have to pray you somehow survive a vegan diet! How is that going to work???

Sorry, Rachel...if it doesn't have dairy in it, I don't know how to cook it. ;) venison either? Do you need to mill your own wheat for that wheat pasta? Wow, girl, you are really going to have to work hard to feed your man now. That's old school. Oh, can you do regular salt even (the no iodine added salt)? At least if you grill the veggies they have more flavor that way.

Furry Bottoms said...

Can you use Coconut Milk as a diary substitute? Here is a receipe I found... at

I hope it helps!

Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam & Dylan Too said...

Sending prayers to Mr. Daddy!
I hope you don't have to deal with this diet for too long!

Allenspark Lodge said...

I've double-dog dared him about a horseback ride in the Rockies. I figure that should pretty much take care of getting him to eat; gotta be strong on the horses!
Bionic Cowgirl

Beth Zimmerman said...

Definitely praying for y'all Rachel! Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Me & Angel-boy prayed together for Daddy this Morning - luv u Gus

Unknown said...

sending up prayers...for all of you. hoping God will send you some peace and maybe someone to share some great recipes for you :) hugs to you Rach!

Amy said...

Oh honey! I can't even imagine! I mean I am convinced that any type of diet that is that restrictive is difficult, but how in the world????

I know you will do fine! Just think one day at a time about it. That may help. Just think one meal at a time. Try not to think about a week or whatever. Just one meal at a time!

ALWAYS PRAYING FOR YOU GUYS!!!! Much love to you all!!!!

Unknown said...

Ugggh. That's how I feel about that stupid diet. Praying for you friend, that is so not fun.

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