As many of you know, I was diagnosed with breast cancer this week. As part of gathering my thoughts regarding the days and weeks to come, it occurred to me that I will have to keep my nutritional and physical needs in mind regarding my Lap Band, and be sure to share the fact that I am a Bander with my medical and surgical teams. In some cases, I may know more about my requirements than they do, so there may be some teaching moments ahead
In any case, I will need to notify my surgeon about this new bend in the road, and I've been thinking about meeting with his nutritionist to ensure that the dietary guidelines I've been looking at that are supposed to support the healing process from cancer will also work for my Band. Although chemotherapy is a ways down the road yet, I've also been thinking about the consequences from the side effects. Fortunately, they have gotten much, much better at controlling nausea and vomiting, so perhaps it won't be a serious worry.
I'd love to hear from any of you who have been coping with a similar situation, and any pitfalls you may have encountered.
Another Sweet Adeline, Harmonizing The World!
| Pounds lost: 5.0