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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-01-13 05:39
Subject: [cancer] A bit more on food, and what's next
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Tags:cancer, conventions, food, personal, shellyrae, travel
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.

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User: barbhendee
Date: 2010-01-13 15:19 (UTC)
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Keyword:Kitten and chick

I'm really looking forward to seeing you at the retreat. I haven't even met Shannon yet.

I'm going to do a big soft taco feed for lunch on Friday, so I will try to tempt your tummy with some yummy food.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2010-01-13 16:06 (UTC)
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It will be good to see you guys. For obvious reasons, I won't be doing any food prep... :\

But I like tacos! And yes, fun for you and Shannon to meet.
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User: markbourne
Date: 2010-01-13 16:33 (UTC)
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E and I are certainly hoping to see you this weekend.
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Kari Sperring
User: la_marquise_de_
Date: 2010-01-13 19:08 (UTC)
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What impresses me is how quickly you have realised what the shift in appetite is and how to manage it.
Best wishes.
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User: jaborwhalky
Date: 2010-01-13 21:16 (UTC)
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If your ok with bananas I read there good if your having eating issues. One every hour and half should help it is also loaded with potassium that is good food for your brain.
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