This is about the first thing most people ask about. That doesn’t surprise me. Despite its prevalence, cancer has overwhelming stigmas (all fear-based, I suspect) including the visual impact. It’s a telltale sign to the rest of the world that you have one of the most dreaded of all dreaded “lurgies”. No longer can you hide it to yourself but you must face the world’s judgements too. See? Fear-based. Of course, it’s how you deal with it but there’s the process of getting to that other side.
Sometimes eating is just a pain. I’m not sure exactly when I lost my appetite. It wasn’t to avoid nausea. It might’ve been because of a lack of exercise or the chemo drugs’ effects or my disinterest in making any kind of effort in the kitchen.
Whatever the case, I found it easier to toss cereal and milk into a bowl for a meal! At least the milk’s nutritious, right? My (very basic) strength and energy levels started to wane so I made a change. Since it’s detrimental to my progress to do enough exercise to grow muscle tissue, I decided I’d better try maintain what I have. My logic: Chemo kills tissue. Protein rebuilds healthy tissue.
Here’s a list* of 10 foods highest in protein:
I read this on a poster yesterday: “1 in 4 women in SA will have cancer in their lifetime.”
So, if I’ve had it twice, have I “saved” someone else from having it?
I read this on a poster yesterday: “1 in 4 women in SA will have cancer in their lifetime.” So, if I’ve had it twice, have I “saved” someone else from having it?