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Since Gary was diag I have lost 7 lbs just before his diag I had started gaining some weight that I had lost from moving to FL. Last year. If anyone has what did you do to gain weight. I am just not hungry but nerves have always done this to me.I just can't force food down and ensure gives me diarrhea.

Lorrie

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heh, I've never had a problem gaining weight.

are you worried about the weight or do you feel undernourished? I'd say it's two different concerns. I guess find one or two things you can always eat, and allow yourself more of them. peanut butter and jelly always works for me.

I can also tell you that my anxiety symptoms around my mom's diagnosis have definately begun to ease up. I also realized I was no good to her when I was depleted, so now I take of myself as a way of caring for her...if that makes any sense.

xoxo

bunny

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I was always told that keeping your weight was very important to your health during treatment and afterwards. I understand totally where you are coming from. I could not eat and ended up losing quite a bit of weight. Keep a close eye on it and don't lose to much. Upon my own decision, I got a feeding tube during treatment. It was a very painless procedure getting it put in but not coming out. It saved my life. I ended up keeping the tube in for about three months. This may not be the situation you are in. Also, there is a medication that you can take that will increase your appetite. Your oncologist should be familiar with it.

Hope this helps!

I went from a size 12 to a size 3. Fortunately and unfortunately, I'm back in a size 10.

Living life,

Jamie

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Hi Jamie.

I am only the caregiver Gary my husband has or I should say had the Cancer. He has kept his weight stable but before all this happened I had put him on a diet and he lost 75 lbs. Now I am making sure he doesn't lose any more weight and he is loving that. I know Chemo will do a number on his weight and I want him strong and healthy before he starts.

Lorrie

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Thanks Bunny

I am worried about my weight only becaise my Doctor is. I am healthy though so far. I am not a nervous eater that is what Gary is if I am upset I can't eat though that peanut butter sounds great.That was one thing on my list to keep in the house to give to Gary when he starts CHEMO.

Lorrie

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Lorrie,

Double Stuf Oreos have 70 calories PER COOKIE! They kept my weight up while I was going through treatment, unfortunately, I got in the "cookie habit" and have had a bit of a problem getting rid of that nice round cookie shape!

If your doctor is concerned, maybe s/he can suggest a diet plan to help you GAIN weight in a healthy manner, not just eating "bad food".

...and hey, if you can find someone to perform the actual operation, I'm all for donating some fat to a worthy cause...

Take care,

Becky

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Lorrie,

I went through the same thing when my husband was dignosed in Jan 2005. I lost about 15 pounds and it got to the point Alan's oncologist was just as worried about me. I will say once we got over our intitial shock and established a routine again I was able to eat and have put my weight back on. As a care giver it is just as important to take of yourself. I make sure to get a good massage every 2 weeks and have joined a couple of support groups which has really been a big help. good luck to your and your husband and I will pray for the both of you.

Debbie

Husband Alan Dx with Limited Small Cell 1-10-05

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I seem to do the same thing, which is odd because I am a stress eater. Generally a bad day sends me straight to Braum's for some ice cream (Their commercials go so far as to say, "Braum's makes everything better..."). My friends noted last year that I seemed to be on the 'stress diet'--similiar symptoms--nothing sounded good to me and I would forget to eat.

I agree with Bunny, and have learned the same lesson, in that we have to take care of ourselves or we are no good to them. Now I make sure that I eat at every meal time, and still snack, to make sure I keep the strength up.

I should go back to the Germany diet--3 weeks there this summer of beer and bread, and I had to buy new pants to fly home in. Ah, but it was worth it!

:) , Kelly

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