May 16, 2010 - 12:15 am
I have finally decided to quit lurking and post. I was diagnosed with stomach cancer in January of this year. Had a feeding tube installed because of malnutrition and of course, my beloved port. I have had 3 cycles of cisplatin, 5-fu and leukovorin(sp) and have now started a 5 week treatment of 5-fu and taxol and radiation. My main concern is trying to figure out a way to gain weight. I currently weigh 90 lbs and try as I might, I cannot eat anything. Everything solid I put in my mouth, causes me intense gastric pain. I have morphine, which I thought maybe would help me eat, but it does not. I use a 2.0 cal formula and try to get in 4 cans a day, but now with having to go to radiation daily, I am only averaging about 2 cans daily and that is at night. I cannot run the darn pump any faster than 70cc and it takes forever. I'm just wondering if anyone has any high calorie recipes that they can suggest. I have a lot of stress and sometimes get so overwhelmed. I am 29 with two kids ages 2 and 6 months and have a lot on my plate. In my opinion, I did not have time for cancer, but apparently someone else had other plans.