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Jul 3, 2014 06:43AM
thanks all, and your explanations of the lymph nodes is very helpful! Just another thing to watch!
Sorry you are back here, Roberta! I sometimes juice, mainly when I'm not eating fruit or enough veggies, but on the whole I just try to get a variety of food into me. My appetite is also not great, tho I do get days when I'm suddenly hungry. It's like my body wants to make up for eating less, that way I manage to stay at more or less the same weight too. I can't get crazy about feeling I have to eat this or that specifically, I follow my body's messages, & when it calls out for red meat or whatever, I eat that. But I'm not one to talk, my eating habits have never been very good, even tho Im not a junk food fan at all, & like "healthy" food, I'm just an 'erratic eater'.
Have heard of the Nutribullet, Brenda, it must be better as you get to keep the fibre, as opposed to juicing. I think attitude does have a lot to do with quality of life. If I feel positive, even tho what they say is not so positive, then my reality right now is good. And so the qol is good, maybe it's living a bit in denial, or never never land, but it does no harm. We are all amazing women facing probably one of the greatest challenges in life - living with a stage iv disease. It's not for sissies!! Thanks for the reassuring words re Gemzar/Cusplatin, it always helps to hear from someone who's done the same chemo! I can't handle thin or patchy hair, I'll probably shave it then & maybe it'll grow back during the rest of the treatment. I'm also hoping this combo will kick some serious butt!
Cathy, how did your appointment with your MO go? Hope you got good news!
Susan, Love what you say about looking like hell on paper, but feeling fine - so true! Thanks for a very clear and positive explanation of the lymph nodes. I don't like not understanding things, & you cleared that up! I'm in awe of you living with extensive mets and still being so positive! Are you on any chemo now, after your rads?
love, courage and grace. Mets to lungs Feb 2013, 8 Dec 2014 brain mets
5/14/2012, DCIS, 2cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
5/22/2012 Mastectomy: Left
2/4/2013, Stage IV, mets
2/14/2013 Taxol (paclitaxel)
11/19/2013 Xeloda (capecitabine)
7/17/2014 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Gemzar (gemcitabine)