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    • DaveWaz's Avatar
      DaveWaz

      Barbeo,

      Thank you for sharing your question - hope all is well. Your question reminded me of an article we posted on the site a few weeks ago about how to lose weight after chemotherapy including tips like keeping a food journal, finding ways to burn calories, and making healthy changes you intend to keep in the long run. Perhaps you will find this helpful. It sounds like you are on the right track!

      http://www.whatnext.com/blog/posts/losing-weight-after-chemotherapy

      Best of luck,
      David

      almost 4 years ago
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      mammystuart

      If you are thinking about food journaling, my son and I started using myfitnesspal app. It really helps keep track of what you eat (you can do it on your cellphone). It also gives you a breakdown of what you are eating in a pie chart or graphs. I find it very useful. He's lost 35 pounds (and he's able to exercise a lot) and I've lost about 13....It's possible that I have lymphoma but I was dieting the last few months....

      almost 4 years ago
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      Clyde

      Try mixing your diet up. No meat one day, then no carbs the next, then only raw foods etc. Throw your system off. Also, look for unnecessary calories you can cut. No high fructose corn syrup which means no sodas. You'll be amazed at how fast the weight comes off (and how much better your skin will look, and how much better you will feel, etc. etc.) if you cut out the junk drinks. Its not easy, but worth it.

      Mix up your physical activity as well. Add jump rope, or stretching or bike riding or some sort of activity your body isn't used too a couple of times a week. Even with good diet etc, we need to keep our bodies off balance a bit or it will hold on to things we don't need.

      almost 4 years ago
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    I also have small cell lung cancer in right lung more so than in left( but is a small area in left) Has effect my voice talk like I have larginatis. My voice has been like this for 6 months, had the larginitis long time before I was diagnosed with cancer. Please keep your spirits up and try to think positive, as I KNOW THIS IS HARD SOMETIMES, BUT IT DOES HELP. AS you stated you have to fight this disease because of you 2 Grandchildren. that is a very good motivation> If I can be of any help pleasr contact me. I have a mental handcapped adult male that I help care for everyday he is my inspiration. Hang in ther girl ther will be brighter days.

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    Just an update on my progress since I last spoke to everyone. First I want to thank everyone that posted an experience or share a feeling or thought, it is so uplifting to share with others that understand our feelings and thoughts. Thank God for a site like this. I just finished my first round of raditation, was off my chemo for a couple of week due to a blood clot in my right lower lung 2nd hospital stay since being diagnosed on June 2012, once for a temp of over 100, 3 days stay.the 2 being the blood clot, but all in all my body has done well with my treatments. Have not been sick once with chemo, and my weight stays with in 5 lbs of my orgin weight. My appitate is good, I have found out that small meals and more often is better than larger meals. I will start back on chemo 10-1-20012. My Drs. and team of nurse are wonderfull, as someone stated they all are special people. Please I can not stress enough do not hesitate to ask your Drs and nurse's any question you may have. No question is to small or may sound stupid there is power in knowing what your body is going or will go through and letting the mind absorb the info. I was told by someone that the raditation would burn me up and then I was told that it wasn't too bad I chose to accept the later one,and too my relief it wasn't that bad. I did get some discomfort in my throat ( feels like a large lump) hard to swallow, had to go on almost liquid diet. The lump will disappear after you stop raditation or in my case when they stopped the raditation from my chest area, and started giving my raditation from the sides. I did also get some skin irratations betwwen my breast and on my back the only discomfort was it itched special on my back and I could not reach, but that is gone now 2 weeks after I finished my raditation. Again thank everyone for your info it is very usefull and in many cases gives us hope. If there is any question I can answer or be up lifting to anyone please do not hesitate to write I will try to answer as soon as possible as I know that it is very important to you. My prayers and thought is with everyone because we are in this together, There is power in numbers. So please keep up your spirits and be a fighter.
    love Barbeo

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      DaveWaz

      Barbeo,

      Thank you for the update. It sounds like you are making some great progress. Keep it up. Thank you for being here.

      - David

      PS: By the way I noticed that you just registered Lung Cancer and see that would have small cell lung cancer. If you feel up to it, I would recommend you update your lung cancer diagnosis to reflect that you have small cell lung cancer. This way it will be easy for other folks affected by small cell lung cancer to find you.

      You can do this by click on the "Add Experience" icon to the right of where your picture would be. This will take you to the "Edit Journey" page. Below where all the journey icons are listed you will see a link to "Edit Diagnosis", click this. Then click the "Change" button and you will have the ability to select a more specific lung cancer diagnosis.

      almost 5 years ago
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