Jun 08, 2013 - 11:06 am
I joined CSN today on behalf of my husband who was diagnosed with esophageal cancer (Stage IIb) in January, 2012. He underwent chemotherapy and radiation followed by surgery on June 4, 2012. We celebrated on his one year anniversary this week! He has recovered remarkably well and is eating most foods (limits sugar), but he continues to lose weight. He is 6'4 and down to 120. He has always been thin and had a very good metabolism. We are open to soliciting outside help and wondered if anyone has used a nutritionist or dietician to help with weight gain. He does not like the taste of Boost, Ensure etc. so he is not getting any calories from liquid.
He is learning to snack through the day (peanut butter crackers, granola bars, cheese and crackers, popcorn, nuts), but he isn't seeing any uptick in his weight.
Can anyone help or is this just what is to be expected? We have received excellent help from our medical team in Indianapolis but no one has offered any ideas on how to help him gain weight.
I am glad to learn about this resource and hope we can be a support to others going through this illness.