Topic: Nutrition

I'm happy to report my mom's first chemo treatment  with gemcitabine went fairly well.... no nausea, just a little fever and lots of bloating and gas.  I was wondering if anyone out there knows of some nutritional things that she can eat that won't cause the gas and bloating.  Her appetite is reasonably good and we have tried the ensure and carnation breakfast drinks but they seem to be a bit sweet for her liking.  The nutritionist at the oncologist suggested a smoothy made with peanut butter, milk, coco,and ice.  she likes that but I'm looking for some variety in her diet.  any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

god bless you all.......

Re: Nutrition

That is really great news about mom's treatment. Gas and bloating is one of the biggest side effects from these treatments. Teddy has it all the time and he is not even in chemo. It was the same for his radiation. We have some really good people on board as far as nutrition so I am sure you will hear from many of them. Just wanted to say how good your news is.

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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The normal comfort food will help.  Chicken n noodles, potato soup, oatmeal, oh, and cottage cheese.

I am happy to report , since going on Pancreatic Enzymes, and figuring out the correct dosage of them, I can actually go out in public.  Laughing out loud!

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That sounds good, mary's son - I'm really glad she's off to a good start.

Jx

"Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy beautician."

5 (edited by marions Sun, 11 Oct 2009 00:20:34)

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Jill's suggestions are valuable especially, the additional enzymes.  Standing after or, if possible during meals, and additional moving around for 1/2 or 1 hour post meal ingestion has been recommended by physicians. (It takes 4 hours for complete digestion.)  Plenty of liquids and high protein meals are preferred.  Meat may be more difficult to digest.  And, experience will show which will be of most benefit to each person. 
Best wishes,
Marion

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Thanks for the feed back and words of encouragement..... Jill, what kind of emzymes do you take, and how frequent?  Mom's on Pancrease MT 20, she's figuring out the dosage now...... The instructions are for her to take 2-3 tablets 4 times a day before she eats. She's got the liking for some noodles in chicken broth I'm going to make for her today......

Thanks again and God bless..........

7 (edited by HertZer Sat, 08 May 2010 01:29:54)

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Nutrition is really important and we must not abuse our health. I learned a lot of lessons when I was confined in hospital for how many weeks. Because of the illness I am encountering now I became more curious about my health.



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Hello HertZer.....welcome to our site and thanks so much for your comments. Would you be so kind and share with us your experiences and knowledge gained?  We are always eager to learn from each other.  How are you feeling presently?
Best wishes,
Marion

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Re: Nutrition

Yes, HertZer,

Please share.  I know I am always looking for more nutritional advice, especially from those who have experienced good results, or just to hear of their experiences in general.  It helps coming from someone who has gone through it and not just the medical professional.

Thanks again,

Linda

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
it's about learning how to dance in the rain."

Re: Nutrition

We would love to help you.  Please, ask your questions.
Best wishes,
Marion

THIS INFORMATION IS NOT INTENDED NOR IMPLIED TO BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE. YOU SHOULD ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROVIDER