Oct 25, 2009 - 11:23 am
OK, this is a question for those who have been out of treatment for some time now. My husband has always been a picky eater. Now he is almost 3 weeks out of radiation/chemo, and I can't get him to try foods again. He can swallow water, pills, and an occasional bit of cream of wheat. Because everything still tastes yucky, he says that he isn't going to try to eat until the taste comes back. He has one bite of something, then won't have any more. We have been told that he needs to eat whether it tastes yummy or not. He has a peg tube and he is getting the nutrition and water he needs daily, so this isn't a question of major weight loss. Just learning to eat again before his throat tightens and he isn't able to eat.
So for those of you who are also picky eaters and who have been through this, please give me your 20/20 hindsight recommendations. If you could do it again, what would you have done differently? How do you get past the taste to eat when you know it is good for you?
His goal is to eat Thanksgiving dinner in a month. Not sure how realistic this is.