All Topics → Forum: For Caregivers, Family, Friends and Supporters → Topic: Food
Posted on: May 31, 2006 12:55 AM
tashy wrote:My mum is about to start chemo. I work away from home and am only down her way 5 days a fortnight. My father also works away half the month. Mum is home with my 21 year old sister and 14 year old brother. They are both pretty much useless and I know mum is worried about what both they and her will eat when she is sick. I want to make up some frozen meals that they can reheat but is there anything in paticular mum should/shouldn't be eating to help her recover?? Log in to post a reply
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May 31, 2006 04:03 AM csp wrote:Tashy,
May 31, 2006 12:47 PM lauri wrote:How about sending your sister and brother a simple-cooking cookbook ? They can certainly microwave canned soup and make sandwiches on the days Mum doesn't feel up to even smelling food. (That may be all I get from my 25-year-old daughter when I start chemo, although she can be very good cook, largely from the Rachel Ray 30-minute-meals cookbooks)
Jun 1, 2006 03:03 PM ladydi wrote:I myself enjoyed having the prepared ahead frozen meals. I didn't have the energy to cook. But most days I ate well. I would avoid spicy foods. I also enjoyed cold sandwiches alot. I would also tell your mom not to worry about the kids, it is time to worry about herself. I would tell the kids the same. Time to grow up and pitch in!
Jun 4, 2006 01:49 PM cowgirl wrote:Yep her kids will grow up, and the kids will be better than before. Life can give great lessons, like the world is not about them only. My oldest still does all the laundry to this day, he took it over when I started my surgeries.
Jun 4, 2006 05:11 PM didda566 wrote:I agree with Cowgirl. My sister and brother did things around the house (when Mom got sick) that I never would have thought they would do. They are doing better than I would have ever given them credit!!
Jun 4, 2006 05:42 PM lizqueen wrote:My 3 brothers (31, 27 and 20) were as useful as a second navel until my mom was dx in January. As of then, the MUTATED into responsible, active men. Something I thought I would not live to see. My mom was in awe to see how they could eat and dress without her asisting. Anyway, when it comes to food... it is a hard question. A couple days after chemo (had third AC on 05/24), my mom can only swallow soft things like Ensure, porridge and oatmeal, not that she craves anything, but at least they don´t upset her stomach even more. After that she gobbles down EVERYTHING, deepfried, sweet, greasy, spicy, VERY spicy and whatever can be still for long enough to be put on a plate. I´d say get some of her favorite foods to be frozen, some sliced bread to toast (helps with the nausea), cans of Ensure and order pizza,chinese or anyother nice treat whenever she craves for it. That´s what we do with mom.
Jun 4, 2006 10:34 PM nowheregirl wrote:For me, frozen food didn't work because I wasn't able to eat anything warm or hot. I could only eat something that was served cold, like cool pasta, noodles or salad. Anything that was warm or hot would tend to smell and I couldn't stand it. Although it was only when I was on EC (almost the same as AC), my taste buds didn't change when I was on Taxol.
Jun 9, 2006 11:57 PM rhymeee wrote:Although I have not had chemo a lot of my friends have and so here is something to think about.