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Jul 13, 2012 06:34 AM LuvRVing wrote:
Last night I met Kathyrnn from the "Calling all TNs" thread - we met at Myers & Chang in Boston near Dana Farber and we had a fabulous time. Every time I meet someone from BCO in person, it's like we've known each other for years and the conversation picks up without skipping a beat. We started with blood orange margaritas - and they were really good. Then we moved on to nasi goreng (Indonesian fried rice), sesame snap peas, and surf and turf black pepper shanghai noodles. It was all so yummy!
Moonflwr - I asked Chef Google about volcano sauce and it seems to be sour cream, salsa and jalapeno...is that close? If I lived alone, I'd probably eat popcorn for dinner 3 nights a week!
Bedo - I agree...ginger ale is no dinner. And it won't help your fatigue one bit. You need some protein, my friend! And I'm glad you were able to post that picture of Smelly Nellie - it is such a cute picture!
I bought pork chops to cook this week, but they ended up in the freezer, along with the Italian sausage. I did cut up some chicken breasts and marinate them in Italian dressing yesterday along with some cut up peppers. DH grilled them for us for lunch, and I made him a caprese salad and I had fresh corn.
Kaara - I've eaten pretty low carb for more than 10 years, and only recently threw caution to the wind. I was trying to gain a few pounds so that my plastic surgeon would have something to work with when she made my new girls. But, that's off the table and now I have about 10 pounds that I really could do without - mostly because my size 4 pants won't fit. It's incredible how quickly you can pack on pounds if you're not careful!!! In the past I would have limited my fruit because of its sugar content. But I'm just not giving up watermelon, cherries, etc. So I'm eating the fruit and not worrying about it. And if we go to dinner with friends, I'm having a few bites of dessert. Life is too short... DH went to dinner without me last night and actually ordered a small steak, salad and veggies...no bread. So I think he's committed now. He did Atkins nine years ago and lost 60 pounds, so he knows how it works.
Debbie - my appointment was Wednesday. Everything was good except my tumor markers came back at 91, not so good (normal is 38 or below). But the oncologist reminded me that I've been on Xeloda for just 1 1/2 cycles and it's too soon to tell if it's working. We don't know what my markers were on the day I started treatment, they could have been higher. I have a PET/CT scan on 8/6 and another appointment on 8/15 - I'm sure we'll re-evaluate everything at that point. I'm just keepin' on keepin' on for now!
Michelle - read my blog at www.mch-breastcancer.blogspot.com - Be kind to one another!
Dx 6/15/2010, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-Dx 3/29/2011, IDC, 4cm, Stage IIIb, Grade 3, 4/21 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-Dx 5/11/2012, IDC, Stage IV, Grade 3, mets, ER-/PR-, HER2-