Sunday, March 10, 2013
This has really been a rough week for me & my husband & I'm way behind on my logging my nutrition & never even had a chance to do my regular weigh-in. I feel a little overwhelmed at the moment but I'll just take one day at a time & catch up. My husband is a kidney cancer survivor from 2004, but his kidney cancer has metastasized to his lung for the second time. The first time he had 2 spots removed from his lung. Four weeks ago he started a research study of immunotherapy & chemo therapy together to see if they could kill the cancer cells.. Last Sat. side effects from the chemo pills started bringing him down fast & he was in the hospital from Mon. night until today 40 miles from home. My planning of what I eat has flew the coop, & it was a matter of getting what I could when I could. I tried to be as healthy as possible, but eating in a hospital cafeteria & limited money makes that hard. Anyway he finally got to come home today, but I have to plan his diet with low protein, low sodium, low potassium, & high calorie & they had to drop him off the study. Now we don't know what the next step of his treatment will be. Also I'm totally confused on how to prepare meals with one of us cutting back & the other increasing calories, plus his other restrictions. I would appreciate any suggestions any of you have to offer. He has always been a beans & potatoes kind of guy, but now he has to watch his intake of them because of the potassium.