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Nutritionist visit

Thursday, September 09, 2010

This was somewhat like I figured it would be, but she didn't look at my files before recommending some things, like upping my carbs and eating more starchy foods. However, even after she found out I have diabetes she still recommended adding more carbs. She did look at what I wrote down that I have been eating the last couple of weeks, which is in the range of calories that Spark People recommends. She recommends that I raise my minimum to 1400 and do more walking (that hasn't been going on much since I have had a cold for the last month and a half and can't breathe when I am walking, but I will try to do more). Other than that, she just said not to skip meals and gave me some papers and a pedometer. I hope the new one works.

I did go to the Cancer Resource Center to see when the Nutrition classes are going to be there (I think Lisa comes up with more than the hospital dietitians) and got the schedule and the schedule for the Spa days this fall. The next one is a week from today and October's is the day I have my port flush next. They have Reiki, massage, sometimes manicures and different crafts that can be done. It is all for cancer patients, survivors and caretakers and for free. The nutrition classes are to help through cancer treatments and recovery and to keep it at bay after treatments.
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  • MARITAK
    Reiki and massage are both wonderful!! A massage from a reiki practitioner is awesome!!
    2206 days ago
  • PAMBWS
    Sounds like an amazing resource centre...I love massages, saving my pennies (literally) for a spa day reward for not cracking under the stress of a plateau.

    Hope your next nutritionist visit is more positive.
    2209 days ago
  • CITRUSPINE
    Sounds like you are on the right tract with going to the nutritionist. The place you go to sounds great and has a lot to offer. Crafts are always a great way to unwind and get your mind off things. Enjoy!
    2209 days ago
  • MOM2ACAT
    That resource center sounds great! I have heard good things about Reiki, but have never tried it. And the crafts sound like fun!
    2209 days ago
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