I received a call as I started this journey from one of my Aunt’s who is a cancer survivor. She gave me the best advice ever, which was “don’t listen to what they tell you what is going to happen to your body. It is your body and it is your fight. And whatever you do, always listen to your body’s needs and feed that.”
My body is stomach is lactose sensitive and of course all these protein shakes they want me to drink has some form of milk in them. So naturally, my body rejected it and it was not a pretty sight to behold. And of course I am losing weight so now the doctors are all concerned and want me to get on a feeding pump. Still waiting for that one to come in and I haven’t heard from them yet. Not going to rush that order any time soon.
So what do I do? I still need my calorie intake and I still need to gain my weight back. Well I am going to do this on my terms. I will drink my shake, currently Boost Ensure Plus because it has 360 calories and 14 grams of protein. It’s the calories I tell you that my body needs. And with every little sip I drink of it, I will drink some water as well to help dilute it a bit. At least that is what I am hoping for anyways.
Bottom line is this, when facing a significant emotional event, like cancer, all the rules are thrown out the window. Yes, I dialogue with my doctors on a daily basis it seems and they are tracking it all as well and it was one of my doctors who even suggested to dilute the shake somehow. So this is no way me being a rebel without a cause but rather me finding a way to fight for my life as we are heading towards the final stretch here.
Again, thank you all for your positive thoughts, good karma, and prayers. There are some days I don’t understand where I get the energy from but I know it’s there and I appreciate it all.