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Silly Question - Spaghetti sauce after radiation

goldielocks222
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Joined: Sep 2009

Hi everyone,
My mom finished radiation for her lung about 1.5 months ago. The radiation hit her esophagus during treatment and has left it painful for her to eat anything acidic like spaghetti sauce, bbq sauce and ketchup.

Have any of you gone thru this? If so, did you have a bland spaghetti sauce and bbq sauce that you were able to tolerate that you could recommend?

Thank you!

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Glenna M
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Joined: May 2009

I had the same problem, even salad dressing burned ;-( Unfortunately I don't know of any bland spaghetti sauce but tell her not to give up. I am now 7 months post treatment and things are improving. Spaghetti sauce no longer bothers me and I can use small amounts of ketchup. I have also found that Thousand Islands and Russian salad dressing are tolerable also.

Tell your mom to keep the faith and hopefully in a very short time she will be able to eat many more of her favorite foods.

My best to both of you,

Glenna

Sherrydave
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Joined: Apr 2010

My dad also went through this after radiation. He could not eat anything that was acidic. He is now 3 months post treatment and he is getting to eat those things again. Just hang in there.
Best to you.
Sherry

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medi_2
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You might try Alfredo sauce on the pasta. No tomatoes or burning, but at least you are eating Italian!
Medi

pkaz53
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Joined: Nov 2005

I went through the same thing and could not eat anything acidic, I was eating lots of tums to put the fire out in my esophagus, but when things settled down I had an insatiable appetite for oranges and orange juice, don't know why, seemed like my body was craving vitimin c and it was soo good to eat pasta and sauce again ---- take care may God bless you and yours.

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medi_2
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Wow! I did the Tums thing too...then the craving for OJ. That's interesting. Wonder why OJ and not some other Juice
Medi

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medi_2
Posts: 510
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Wow! I did the Tums thing too...then the craving for OJ. That's interesting. Wonder why OJ and not some other Juice
Medi

goldielocks222
Posts: 13
Joined: Sep 2009

Thank you all for the support! I know she will soon be able to eat more of the things she loves. I really like the idea of alfredo - funny thing is she eats so plain that I don't know if she has had alfredo before. I will absolutely try it though! At least it will get her eating pasta again!

Thanks again everyone!

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