January 02, 2006

Info Please

That last piece was suppose to read:
I'm looking for information for a friend of mine who underwent radical mastectomy. She is undergoing chemo and is feeling more than nauseous. Food just doesn't smell good...it smells, according to her like undigested animal fat.

Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

Posted by Rachel Ann at January 2, 2006 10:06 PM | TrackBack

In the US, I would say she needs to talk to her doctor. Weight loss is a common, even expected, side effect of chemo. If she is having difficulty eating enough calories, that's a significant problem.

That said, she could avoid her favorite foods [so she doesn't hate them later] and try the most bland foods possible.

Posted by: Owlish at January 3, 2006 05:44 PM

When my husband was doing chemo, I had to just keep trying different foods.

Bland stuff worked best with him, as did chocolate milk and protein drinks.

Posted by: Julia at January 4, 2006 11:06 AM

The receptionist in my doctor's office some years ago said that an early sign of cancer is in fact, the taste buds go wacky...and food does not taste very good.

Friends told us of Dr. Lorraine Day's website where she tells how she cured herself of cancer (she is a doctor)...and part of her program is juicing...often....very often...and these friends told us of their success in getting off diabetic meds...and so we have been doing that about a year for hubby who has been able to get off his diabetic meds after being on them the year prior. We will continue this so long as it works. We usually just juice once a day plus I make a VERY bran filled oatmeal for him (recipe gotten from same friends)...and along with the other things Dr. Day recommends...so far so good (other than we still eat meat, but try to get it organic). She had good success with helping her elderly mom with different health problems...which she tells about in her videos. She says all disease has the same origins. She eats vegetarian now too. Any rate, if I had cancer I would certainly be doing what she recommends...her cancer was on her breast too.

Posted by: Elizabeth at January 5, 2006 05:54 AM

Thank you everyone...I"m passing the info on to my friend...She apprciates the info.

Posted by: Rachel Ann at January 5, 2006 04:39 PM

Offered merely as information and not as a recommendation, this is one of the major areas where marijuana is claimed to be of medical value. Your friend could perhaps benefit from a case of the dreaded crumbly munchies.

Posted by: triticale at January 11, 2006 04:43 AM
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