I am freaked out by the littlest thing right now.
While I was pregnant, I went to the dermatologist for a mole on my pelvis that was raised up and hurt. Thanks to Dr Google I had convinced myself it was cancer. Obviously.
The dermatologist thought that was fine; explaining that it probably hurt because of extra blood volume and circulation that occurs during pregnancy. However, she wanted me to come back for another appointment to check on a mole on my upper left thigh to get looked at again when I wasn’t pregnant.
I recently went back to confirm that she was correct that once I wasn’t pregnant my mole stopped hurting and for her to take another look at the one that concerned her. She took some pictures and measurements and said she wanted to do a biopsy.
While they were gone getting the supplies I was pacing the room plotting my escape. I was in a full on panic for the procedure. A super minor procedure. But still I was freaked, which really is just silly since I just had a C-section, which is A LOT MORE involved that this little biopsy.
In the end, it was really nothing but I had to talk myself off the ledge while getting it done. The most annoying part about the whole thing had been the ‘recovery’ as Hunter spends most of his time sitting on my lap so he basically sits right on it. Felt super great.
Pathology called back and explained I had an abnormal mole that often develop to be cancerous and they wanted to do a punch procedure to insure they got clear margins. I’ll spare you the details but I was dumb enough to ask what that involved and my immediate reaction was:
Again, nothing compared to having a C-section. But I get freaked out of the littlest things at times. Like splinters can totally freak me out. Or a cut on my foot. I can’t deal.
Wish me luck for 8/2. I’ll be giving myself twice daily pep talks until then.
Very much unrelated to terrifying doctor’s appointments, is this awesome Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread.
It’s the perfect combination of 3 great things rolled up into a golden topped quick bread. How can you resist a soft banana bread that is studded with chocolate chips? The zucchini adds to much moisture to the bread.
Chocolate Chip Zucchini Banana Bread
Makes 1 loaf
- 1 1/2 Cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 large bananas, approx 1 1/2 Cups
- 2 eggs
- 1 Cup shredded zucchini
- 1/2 Cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 Cup whole milk plain yogurt
- 1/4 Cup honey
- 1 Cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray a 5 x 9 ” metal loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
- Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl. Set aside.
- Beat the bananas and eggs. Add the zucchini, oil, yogurt and honey.
- In 2 batches, add the flour; just mix to combine. Stir in the chocolate chips
- Pour into the prepared loaf pan.
- Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until golden and a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf is clean when removed. Remove from the pan and let cool on a rack.