Sorry to be so late with another update. I had this silly notion that when I finished the 30 radiation treatments that I would magically feel wonderful. I tell you, it just isn’t so. I am improving slowly; I can swallow better and talk better. My tongue is still extremely painful and so I am not magically able to eat solid food. I can manage cream of wheat and cottage cheese by eating slowing and drinking a lot of water while eating. I fix soups with a lot of fiber and calories in the blender to supplement the Boost and Ensure I am drinking. I am managing about 1100 – 1200 calories a day. Since I had my surgery on September 4th to today I have lost about 22 lbs. These were not pounds that I needed to lose.
The 27th is my family Christmas gathering and I am so wanting to be able to eat something good. I have no taste buds so everything tastes the same. My daughter is graciously cooking our meal. I am fixing a spiral cut glazed ham.
I missed the cookie exchange this year and I haven’t had the energy to do any baking so my son will have some goodies to take home. I will try and fix a few things next week.
I ended up with a ‘winged scapula’ and I am undergoing physical therapy for that. I finished my sixth session today.
I saw my oncologist yesterday. I have been scheduled for a Pet Scan for 23 February to find out if there is still cancer in my body. I am praying that there is not.
I sent only a few cards this year. I apologize to the ones of you who sent me cards and I promise to catch you next year. Thank you all for remembering me in prayer and with kind thoughts. I love you all!
Have a truly blessed Christmas.