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      tibby150

      I found nanny eggs(soft boil eggs with dry pieces of toast) to be the only food that I could eat for awhile....good thing is I love them

      almost 4 years ago
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      tibby150

      also boiled potatoes with no butter might help with the weight gain

      almost 4 years ago
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      Hi pwagner,
      I am surprised to hear that they would not start treatments until she gained more weight. I am a 12 year pancreatic cancer survivor, and I lost 50 lbs after surgery, and treatments began about 2 months later only because it was Christmas and they thought it better to wait until after the Holidays so that I may enjoy my time with family and friends better than having treatments at that time. Boy was I glad we waited until after the Holidays, because I had 24/7 of chemo and radiation at the same time...and it was brutal, I was crawling on my hands and knees. I had quite a few short term side effects, and some long term side effects that are still with me. I wrote a book about my journey with cancer, but never tried to get it published. It was therapeutic more than anything. If you would like to read the chapter on side effects, and another chapter about my digestives system, let me know and I will send them to you on email. My email address is: [email redacted] You may have to send me an email through WhatNext.

      As far as what to eat...it is very difficult to say. I vomited every day during treatments. The only thing that I could eat and keep down for any length of time was a bowl of Cheerios with half a banana sliced on top, and milk. I know that sounds strange, but it worked for me, and 1 years later that is still my breakfast of choice...every day! Try that ProSure...it was developed to give pancreatic cancer patients a better quality of life. It didn't work for me, because It came right back up as soon as I drank it. We all have things that work for us, but are not a sure thing for others. You have to try different things on your own.

      Take care and never give up hope. I beat this thing for 12 1/2yrs now...so can others. I told the doctors to count me in on those statistics they quoted me, because someone has to be in that 4% who make it 5 yrs.

      Best regards,
      Russ

      almost 4 years ago