Feb 05, 2014 - 5:33 pm
It has now been 7 weeks since I completed radiation and I am having a heck of a time in the eating department. I never got a PEG, and now I have lost 45 lbs (200 to 155). I have gotten to the point where I feel like I would be doing great if I could only get in more calories. I can't drink the high calorie drinks because every thing sweet taste like crude oil smells. So I am left to try to get what I need from hearty soups and grits/eggs, etc. My problem is three-fold: They pulled my teeth before treatment began so I am limited on the type of things I can eat without teeth (the blenderized hamburger thing makes me sick just thinking about it), anything sweet taste horrible and things taste overly salty even if not seasoned), and the newest thing - suddenly, much of what I eat is making my throat swell and itch very much like an allergic reaction. I have never been allergic to any of these things I am eating. At the moment, only grits and eggs are going down without causing me stress over whether or not my throat is going to close. I'm going to try baked potato in a minute and see what that does.