I haven’t started chemo yet and already I’m having food issues. I can’t eat much at a time without getting cramps due to the tumors crowding the rightful occupants of my abdomen. While supine, I can lay a splayed hand on my stomach and feel swelling at all four points of the handmade compass. Sort of like palming a cantaloupe.
I might turn this to my advantage by writing The Lymphoma Diet Book. It’s the perfect plan for frustrated dieters. Eat all you can. Lots of lying around. No exercise required. True, it costs more than most weight loss programs but it has better results. The title might need some work, though.
Chemo probably won’t help my appetite but if it shrinks the masses it should make eating less painful. I’ll learn more at chemo orientation on Friday afternoon after my pre-surgery physical. I’m not stressed about either, or about starting chemo next Tuesday, no doubt because I haven’t been through it before. Of course, sitting on the beach several hours a day does tend to melt the worries.