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Stressed & worn out

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.

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HAVETOCAMP 3/12/2013 1:12PM

    Thank you all for the encouragement & advice. I really appreciate your advice. My husband is stll weak from his setback, but with prayers and good nutrition I believe he will make a full recovery. emoticon

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NHES220 3/12/2013 12:01PM

    So sorry to hear about your husband's set back. I found a link on the LiveStrong web site for low potassium, low sodium, low protein recipes. Maybe you can find some things on there that are easy to make, but also the suggestion of checking in with a nutritionist or a dietician is also a good idea. Take care.

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FULLBLOOM 3/12/2013 1:46AM

    I am sorry to hear that your husband is ill and I know, it must weigh heavy on you.

You know, maybe you can talk to a dietitian and work something out.

Take care......and I wish you well.


Spark buddy

Comment edited on: 3/12/2013 1:52:13 AM

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BEEJAY49 3/11/2013 4:36AM

    I wish I could help with that one. Maybe Sparkmail the nutritionist and ask. The only thing I could come up with is fixing 2 different meals. You will both be in my prayers. HUGS!

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