Jun 25, 2008 - 12:15 am
What do you eat?
I had nasopharyngeal cancer with just short of nine weeks of radiation treatment. It was followed up with direct radiation implant treatment a couple of months later. It is almost 10 years to the day when I had my last treatment. I ate my last steak a few days before that. Sometimes, I am frustrated and down in the dumps because of this eating handicap. Then, I think that I am alive and still around.
Here is one of my menu items. It is very difficult to eat a hamburger. I frequently eat meatloaf with mash potatoes and a lot of gravy. For the meatloaf, I combine about three fourths of a pound each of ground beef and pork in a large bowl. I place about a cup of stuffing in a separate bowl that has two scrambled eggs and half a cup of milk. After it is soaked, I mash the stuffing and add it to the meat. Then we add a least a cup of cooked rice and the stuffing mixture. The mixture is seasoned. I mash this mixture so the meat is not lumpy. Then, we bake it in a dish for an hour at 325 degrees.
We slice up the left over and freeze it. For sandwiches, I use one slice of that meat loaf. I add lettuce and tomato as a substitute for the missing saliva. I cut out the edges of the top crust of the bread. For added moisture, I dip the sandwich in a bowl of mushroom soup.
I am just adding something different to the forum. God bless you all.