Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake
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[cancer] A bit more on food, and what's next

Well, three days after chemo, it continues to be clear that the issue is keeping my digestive system a little bit busy whenever I'm awake. I ate something close to a normal meal last night, prepared by the lovely and talented shelly_rae. But mostly, as discussed previously here, the key is a little bit of food every hour or so. Because when I run out, Bad Things Start to Happen.

Lower GI continues somewhat distressed, but not to the point of needing medication (which I have). Weight is maintaining ok, mildly to my surprise. And I think the food issues are stabilizing as I get further from the infusion dates. From my current vantage point, the hardest part appears to be staying ahead of the eating trends after each cycle.

shelly_rae heads home today. scarlettina is coming to visit for a few days, and I'm going to try for a lightly social weekend in Seattle — probably my last out of town trip this spring except for hoped-for excursion to Rainforest Writers Village. Another walk this morning, another day of work, some more writing this afternoon. Life goes on.

Tags: cancer, conventions, food, personal, shellyrae, travel
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