[cancer] Food issues

Oddly, today it has come down to food issues. I have no appetite. I don’t mean I’m not hungry. It’s not nausea, except incidentally when I go too long without food. I mean no appetite. As in, “food, what’s that?” This from a lifetime chowhound who’s always struggled with comfort eating and never had blood sugar issues to speak of. There’s a reason I used to weigh nearly 300 pounds. Had a couple of near-crashes due to this issue already. has been really keeping on me about this. (As a two-time chemo survivor, she knows whereof she speaks.)

So we’re going to work through the protocols more carefully tomorrow, and document them for both me and my family/friends/caregivers. What it boils down to is not letting my stomach get too empty, yet dealing with not wanting to eat.

Basically, I wear out faster than I expect, recover more slowly than I expect, and much of this is keyed to food intake, and the nutritional balance thereof. Chemo, duh. But still, oddly unexpected.

We live and learn, we do, we do.

One thought on “[cancer] Food issues

  1. Nancy Wirsig McClure says:

    I had the same “what’s food?” experience in Mexico when I was 19, after recovering from a bout of Montezuma’s Revenge. It was very, very odd. But rather convenient for a couple of days of wandering around Mexico City alone.

    Since you aren’t a healthy 19-year-old, you are right to insist on food “keeping a place at the table.” 😉

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