NOT THE WAY I WANTED TO GET TO ONEDERVILLE
Monday, October 12, 2015
Guess what? I weighed myself the other day, and I am down to 197.1 pounds. That sounds good, doesn't it? Over the past several months I have lost a total of 43 pounds. However, I didn't intend to do it this way.
I was diagnosed with lung cancer in May of 2015. Did not expect to see that coming.
When I was first diagnosed, I weighed 240 pounds. I found that I had trouble eating as much as I used to. It has been a tough few months. I had surgery on August 7 and had 2/3 of my right lung and two ribs removed. The surgery went well, and I am pretty much healed My doctor is confident he was able to get all the cancer, but I still have to have 16 weeks of chemo. I have been gradually losing more and more weight.
I had my first chemo treatment on September 30. It took 7 hours. I felt good after the treatment and did well throughout the week. However, on October 6 I got sick and I was asked to come in to the hospital for a check up. After a bunch of blood work I was diagnosed with low potassium levels, high white blood cell count and a urinary tract infection. The doctor gave me several prescriptions, and my chemo was cancelled for October 7. I was weighed on September 29 before I began my chemo, and I weighed 210 pounds, which means I had already lost 30 pounds. Over the last two weeks I have lost another 13 pounds as I was unable to eat properly.
I will be speaking to a Cancer Care Nutritionist on Thursday when I have my chemo. Hopefully she can give me some advise as to what I should be eating to make sure I get all the proper nutrition I require. I don't necessarily need to eat more, just foods with more nutrition. Hopefully this will help. I know I need to lose more weight, but I would rather lose it by eating well and getting more exercise than through illness. Just taking one day at a time.