Dec 25, 2011 - 10:34 pm
I've just had a lovely meal of prawn cocktails. They taste nice and are very light, at least half of them is well shredded lettuce. Not at all did I feel full at the end. I really enjoyed them, but on finishing them I immediately began to want to vomit. It turned out to be dry retching. There was nothing to come up (maybe I hadn't eat enough) but I think that when your abdomen is very distended that there isn't very much room for food or anything else.
I have yet to find out from my next blood test if the Taxol/Gemzar is having any positive effect on the cancer, but I certainly cannot tell by the way that my abdomen feels. It is as distended as it was before starting this chemo. By contrast, I was able to eat anything throughout the Carbo/Taxol and my distension went right down.
Just wondered what other people's experience is of this. Of knowing how much you can eat while your abdomen is very distended.