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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Wednesday I had an appointment with my Oncologist to get the results of my CT scan. I don't have any return of the cancer I had 7 years ago. He gave me a copy of the report along with the lab results, so I can see where there are some problems, but not serious at this time. I have a problem drinking water, though, and asked him about that since I am getting stomach aches when I drink it. He said to just sip it throughout the day because the scar tissue is causing a problem. He also said to eat small meals every 2 hours and that could control my IBS some, too, possibly. So I have tried to do that today. That is hard for me because I usually only eat when I am hungry and that can be anywhere from 2 to 4 times a day. But that every 2 hours thing I ended up with a few crackers, a slice of bread with peanut butter, some leftover Chinese, etc. and I was hungry all the time. That doesn't make sense to me.

The every 2 hour eating apparently did have some affect on me (and my dog, for some reason). Cassie got very energetic this afternoon and was running all over the house. I took her outside and let her run some, then took her for a short walk. Usually I cannot walk very fast, but this was a fast walk for me and I managed that speed all the way around the block (it is 5 streets rather than 4). That was all after trying to find something in my mess of a house, so I had been cleaning house most of the day. If I can get the hunger under control (and I do plan to change what I am eating, just didn't have anything else) this every 2 hours eating might just be something that helps with my energy level.

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MCJULIEO 7/27/2013 10:19AM

    Sounds like a promising start!

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MOM2ACAT 7/26/2013 4:53PM

    I'm happy for your good news!

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FANCYQTR 7/26/2013 12:13PM

    We took my Aloe Vera plant outside one time before and it almost died. I do have it outside now and it is doing well. I don't know where there will be room to bring it in for the winter, though. It is getting really big.

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TERRIROB 7/26/2013 12:29AM

    That's wonderful news from your Oncologist! So glad to hear that the small meals helped with your other problem too. You should try a protein snack like cottage cheese and crackers or a little canned fruit maybe. I find those fill me up a lot more.

Your garden looks wonderful! Wish I could do one here but it seems like nothing likes AZ heat except my Palo Verde tree and the two Aloe Vera plants I have. None of them seem to need water - they live on the little bits of rain we get here emoticon

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