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Pam M
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Of COURSE I mean to brag. I want those of you in and freshly out of treatment to know what you can look forward to.

Yesterday, on the way to work, I ate the breakfast I fixed in the car (I ate the breakfast in the car, didn't fix it in the car).

It consisted of a SANDWICH. Not just a sandwich, a BAGEL sandwich. Not just a bagel sandwich, an EVERYTHING bagel sandwich (sesame, garlic, onion, etc) with egg, very thin sausage patty and cheese - and not just cheese, the gooey, melted, not-actual-cheese American cheese.

And I ate it. All of it. In less than twenty minutes. No fear. No choking. And it was wonderful. Yours will be, too.

katenorwood
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Pam,
Sounds great ! Yeah eating what sounds good to us and what we want is awsome ! Congrads ! Katie

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phrannie51
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Boy did you make me hungry for an egg/sausage/gooey cheese breakfast.....that is something I'm REALLY looking forward to!! LOL

p

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Pam,

I can do it too; I just would not like it. Now excuse me while I go cry in my smoothie.

I’ll keep trying are you using something like “tough love” on me? Like “tough breakfast” (that does not sound right).

Best,

Matt

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Hey Matt,
I hope that you're doing well. You referred to "Skiffin" as the site comedian (or something to that effect). I'm finding more comedic material in your posts than his! Are you holding out on us?
Take care,
Paul

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Sounds great. I think I might try a bagel sandwich in the near future. Love them. Rick.

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Making me hungry again, LOL....

JG

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Hey Pam, yes those bagels are pretty tasty, aren't they? Cheers

Jimbo

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I am impressed. Still not quite there yet, as, how on earth could I hold on to the steering wheel with a bagel in one hand, and my bottle of water in the other...

Thanks for the visual image... And you didn't even get any on your blouse?

Deb

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Tonsil Dad
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To Dunkin Donut they do a "big & toasty" bacon or sausage patty, egg
and cheese on texas toast that should do the trick this morning
Nice to see you eating "normal" again keep it up.

God bless
Tonnsil dad,

Dan.

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Hey, while you are there, get me one of those original dunkin donuts...the one with the dunkin knob on the end.

I can't believe I go to Dunkin Donut the other day, and they don't make the Dunkin Donut any longer...WTH.

JG

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I am so impressed, my favorite meal of the day is breakfast and it consist of eggs, sausage, bacon, toast, bagels, potatos, etc all my favorites. So just to hear you describe your bagel sandwich created a small saliva stream in my cheeks. Hope is was saliva not my imagination. The fact you ate the whole thing is what really impressed me, thats what I working on, the amount I can eat. Seems I can eat most things had Chicken nuggets and onion rings the other nite at Sonic and last nite Diane made shrimp in butter and garlic sauce, but still having a tough time eating much. But eating is the main thing and the fact that you ate the whole Bagel gives me hope.

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Pam M
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who'd have thought some spit would make us so happy?

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Pam M
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They had a knob in the end? To hold while dunking? Brilliant! Sad they don't make it any more.

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Pam M
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Not as good as my bagel, but good nonetheless. 'Course - yours gets extra points 'cause it's no effort on my part.

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Pam M
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AND I didn't need the full litre bottle of water to get the bagel down.

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Pam,

That does it! This was the straw that broke the camels back. I have now scheduled a trip to the LARGEST buffet in Oregon this coming Monday. I am not going for breakfast (I would if I was better), but will go for lunch (there are far more choices). The buffet is at the Spirt Mountaiin Casino and is immense. They have a zillion main courses, fruits, salads and sides, not to mention all the pies, desserts, coolies and ice-cream. I am leaving my smoothie and water bottle at the door and jumping in with both feet. I use to know how to eat and I am going to again.

Down the hatch,

Matt

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Pam M
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I went to local buffet a few times during treatment, because there were so many choices, and I could sample lots of things, and see what I could taste/eat. Never been to a casino buffet - heard they're wonderful.

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That is amazing news! So funny I was just going to post that I was so proud that I ate a whole loaded hamburger today! And as per my surgeon and speech therapist, I didn't use water to get it down. Between bites I drank to moisten my mouth but not to actually swallow the food. Now if it just tasted more like a burger.....

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Keep us posted on how the buffet went!
Stacey

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Congrats Pam, that is wonderful news ! Keep it up it gives many of us hope( i love evything bagels) i might have to try one in a few weeks pr at least a few bites of one

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Pam M
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Thanks for the congrats - I know you all really do feel happy for me - imagine yourselves a few years ago being excited about someone else eating a bagel. It's one of those things - maybe I can't eat italian sausage - but I CAN eat a bagel now. So the bagel makes me more happy than it used to. Grab happy wherever you can (so long as you're doing no harm).

I HIGHLY recommend you all find whatever makes you feel good about the progress you've made, and revel in it. Maybe you're eating Hamburger Helper. Maybe you're walking around the house TWICE. Maybe you can now add yogurt to your smoothie. Perhaps you can now raise your hand above your head.

HEY!! Just realized something - - - while writing this, I experimented with raising my hand. SItting in my office chair, tipped back, I CAN raise my arm/hand above my head! Grabbing happy. I can't do it standing - - YET. I'm almost two years beyond surgery, and continue to make progress. Even more to be grateful for.

So do well - and be lucky enough to be able to focus on your positives - not all the time, but at least from time to time.

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Go Pam!

Be well.

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Hondo
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I am very glad to hear that, look for thing to just keep getting better and better.

Hondo

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All was well until after I had finished my pastrami and cream cheese, green onion bagel sandwich.
I was letting the cat lick the pastrami off my fingers and she must have forgotten ( or maybe she really meant it) that it was a finger not a critter, and she really bit down hard!
Maybe she was overtaken by pastrami insanity....
I am so glad for you!
Munch
Stacey

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D Lewis
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Insane kitty! :)

Deb

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Pam M
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Maybe you had too much cream cheese in your tummy, and not enough on your finger?

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Pam,

Way to go girl! Happy to see you are doing well! Keep 'er up!

Greg

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I think we have the right to brag about any milestone that comes our way, food included, since most if not all of us have missed the taste of something, and then when we do taste something we want to jump up and down..my sister will tell you that when I first tasted peanut butter again I called her screaming.

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D Lewis
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When I first tasted peanut butter again, I couldn't do a thing with it. My smart-a** daughter said I looked like the puppy with a caramel stuck on the roof of its mpouth. That stuff doesn't dissolve easily in milk.

Deb

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second best thing to hear about after meeting NED is to hear that we are eating, swallowing with smile on our face.

great of you to brag away.

congrats

john

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