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Phoenix10
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If you know someone who is dieting, tell them to try chemo.
The fool proof weight loss solution. Never fails.
Haaaa ( I use to tell my friends this)

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RE
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Due to steroids I was given for treatment I gained 75 lbs on chemo. Geez I couldn't even get that bonus.

RE

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Phoenix10
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Joined: Dec 2009

Ah!
I swelled up from the steriods but still lost weight. It must have been water gain.

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Hondo
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Joined: Apr 2009

Glad to have you here with us on CSN, you are so right about this weight lost program. I lost right at 54lbs as a cost of about $4,074.00 dollars a pound. Stay strong and hope you continue to do well

mr steve
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Joined: Sep 2009

Hondo and Phoenix,

Thats a pretty funny way to look at it . my wife is a little below your cost, but we are still facing another surgery her weight loss is +/- $3400.00 a pound.

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Phoenix10
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Awesome! I never thought of adding it up that way. What a great idea!

I was sick years ago and am celebrating my 17th year cured. Glad to be here too---and to share my wacky thought process/humor.

I think inflation has got me beat. Those costs keep a rising.

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slickwilly
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Ohhh what a great subject. And I am so glad your at year 17. I gained 15 pounds mostly from steroids and a head like a pumpkin. With just the cost of chemo and radiation it came out to $9412.00 per pound. I suspect my insurance company does not like me. I think the local hospital should have a wing named after me. I sometimes wonder how they came up with $16,500 for each chemo treatment. But it seems funny that my Oncologist moved to Nevada shortly after I was his patient lol. Slickwilly

nemom4
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Joined: Mar 2010

Lol. I figure it costs about 6000 dollars for every pound I gain or lose. I go through 2 different cycles ones a 3 day ones a 5 day. My 3 day I lose about 5 pounds my 5 day I gain 5 pounds.

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Emilyfimily
Posts: 141
Joined: Jan 2010

you guys are crackin' me up.
I've just started, so right now mine figures to right around a mere $1300 per pound. But, I hear these weight loss programs sucker you in with good deals the first month just to get you hooked....

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Doug_B
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Emily,

Absolutely love your sense of humor! What a wonderful smile.

Doug

mr steve
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Just add 8-12% a year. Health care goes up a lot more than the avg wages does. Glad to hear so many years cancer free! I hope in the years that come I too am saying the same. do you live in AZ or are you refering to the myth?

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Phoenix10
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Jeeze the bills I rang up. I know they were large with all the scans, treatments, etc. I lost 20 pounds total and will just declare myself a Million Dollar Bionic Woman.

One weekend, I played tennis and dropped 5 pounds. It's a crazy fast weightloss plan!

I know cancer is pure hell. I swore I'd never go through treatments again. Then, my remission was shortened for another tour of 8 cycles. My tolerance was higher and I worked throughout my second tour. Its amazing what we humans can accomplish.
God Speed to you!!

Mr. Steve, I am a BIG Alias fan and her code name was Phoenix. That's her red hair that you're seeing. AZ is a beautiful state but too warm for my WI blood.

RLR
Posts: 36
Joined: Sep 2009

I am sorry to say I have been on Temodar chemo (brain cancer) for about 14 months and have not lost any weight. In fact I have gained about 20-25 pounds. I don't think it's because of the chemo I think it's from the steriods.
Shortly after my surgery in Jan 09 I had a dentist appointment. while he was cleaning my teeth he noticed the large scar from my brain surgery. He jokinly said nice tattoo, I said thanks but you would'nt believe what it cost. At that time it was at about $275000 dollars. That was just the 12 days in the hospital.

Take care and God bless

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Phoenix10
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That's a nice opener, tattoo! I have enough unwanted tattoos to keep me from getting one of the more decorative kind. And, that's a lot of moooola!

Hmmm, maybe our surgeons could start being more artistic with those stitches. Just a thought.
You're in my prayers, take care.

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AussieMaddie
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Joined: May 2011

I've been blessed to have almost no symptoms at all from since I first started on Carbo/Taxol back around November. Only hair loss and that's growing back.

I've been a binge eater for very many years - I mean *heavy* bingeing. It was because of my overeating that my GP thought, as I did, that my distended stomach was caused by that. If I hadn't thought something else was up, my fate would have been a lot different. I saw a different GP who sent me for an ultrasound, and we discovered that about 10kg of the 32kg I'd just put on was fluid! Into hospital we go..

After an initial fear of starting chemo, I not only fell asleep through the whole thing but never lost my appetite. Damn it! More than one nurse has said that the nausea brought on my chemo is *not* something I would want - but then I don't know what would be worse, because since chemo started back in November, I've (typically) put on 30kg, and going up. Am on Duromine to see if it can help contain the bingeing. It might be, but am still overeating. Just not putting it on as quickly.

I am not tall and having once reached 134kg, I know what it's like not to be able to do up my shoelaces, to be disabled due to morbid obesity. With chemo proving so far very effective in bringing down my CA125 marker, I look like dying of obesity related problems before the cancer gets to me.

If I could share even part of what I weigh with others, I'd *gladly* do it - but could you please take with you the insatiable need to eat as well? Binge eating is psychological in nature, like bulimia or anorexia. The effect however is less sympathetically received by society in general. I always have had an unusually good physical constitution. To eat as I have over the years and *not* have more problems as a result beggars the mind. I really, *really* think that maybe the nausea would be worth it in my case. Who knows? I can't always stay on the same chemo. At some point, there will be other interventions. The expensive bariatric chair that I'm thinking of buying might not be of much use if I start those other treatments and find that *finally* I actually do lose weight. The reality is of course that by the time I'm on such treatments, my chances of surviving the cancer are also much less.

I don't mean at all to be unsympathetic to your experience of losing weight. It's a *lousy* thing to happen and I can't imagine what you must be going through, and so many others here. I'm just not sure that, in my case only, it wouldn't provide me with a better result than where I am at present.

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Phoenix10
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You are lucky to have not experienced some of those chemo symptoms, but I'm sorry to hear what you're going through. I use to have days where I'd just lay there because I was so spent on the chemo. Then, no appetite and so much energy LOSS. This led to constipation and my doctor's orders to start walking once a day.

Grudgingly, I started and walked farther and farther. Then, became hungrier but not how I was prior to my chemo. I love a good snack full of everything we shouldn't be eating, but try to not buy unhealthy snacks. If they're not in my home, I won't eat them. Then, when I do have one its more of a treat and I treasure the taste. I have to admit, the exercise does give me more strength, even when I feel that my efforts are so small next to those marathon runners.

Every little bit helps. A friend once asked me, "Why are you having a salad? You'll fill up!" at a buffet dinner. My answer was "exactly!" By eating those fruits and veggies first, I ate less of the meat and carbs during the second course. Some people say to use a smaller plate to eat less or stop eating when you're satisfied, not full. We're all different and this can't work for everyone. Its easy to say, hard to do and really comes down to mind over matter. (Quitting smoking, kicking cancer's ass, etc.)

I can't imagine what you're going through but can offer my support and an ear to listen. You're a strong person and remember that every little step counts.
Take care, Aussie and stay in touch.

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AnneBehymer
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that is my cost for one pound I have lost 60lb since before they started the chemo I had lost around 40 due to the cancer and then 20 after surger each ovarie was 5lb and about 5lb of fluid removed from lungs and stomach and then another 10lb when I started chemo

Anne

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tanker sgv
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I have a sticker that says "lose weight now ask me how" on my helmet. The look on peoples face when I say "try the depression from loosing your family to cancer diet" is priceless. I got tired of people trying to cheer me up by saying I look good atleast. So I made a joke out of it and the funniest thing is people who are affected by cancer get it and laugh and people unaffected by cancer think its offensive to cancer patients and say "that's inappropriate" cancer humor the greatest inside jokes ever...lol

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Hondo
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If only the FDA would approve it as a weight loss program, think how much more money they could make off the general public as a side line

Hondo

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shinning_like_me
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Joined: May 2013

wowie how cheap the plans for weight loss are , lol

 

I am more impressed with the 'one sitting lose weight plan'

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