(I just got cancer) Chemotherapy and a healthy diet
Chemotherapy and a healthy diet is a very important part of getting well. If we eat the right foods, we can get many of the important cancer fighting foods we need to assist in fighting cancer. In fact we need to change our diet and keep on a regime that is always rich in cancer fighting foods. It is also very important to drink as much water as possible unless your doctor has told you differently. Consulting a nutritionist is always helpful as everyone is different.
A healthy diet should consist of fresh vegetables if possible as there is more nutritional value. When you cook your vegetables, you need to try to keep from over-cooking them. Of course, with cancer there may be times when it is difficult to eat. Food may not taste good, you may not feel hungry, your mouth or teeth may bother you and much more. Remember the blender!. You can blend vegetables, fruits, ice, juice and protein powder together and you can make a very healthy and nutritious drink. You can add vitamins, yogurt and etc. I have been eating more greek yogurt for the protein. Remember a protein rich diet is also important when on chemotherapy.
As I mentioned before, I was fortunate enough to get on a food assistance program that sends a few meals a week and some extra goodies. I had a very tasteful meal tonight of baked boneless chicken thighs with pesto, mixed vegetables and mashed potato. It was very good. All the meals are healthy and they are low sodium and low-fat.
I start round five of my chemotherapy treatment in a couple of days. I am still feeling weak, mostly due to my anemia and low red blood cells and low white blood cells. These have been my biggest battle as it makes me weak and that makes it harder for me to exercise. Exercise is very important to keep up muscle mass and energy.
My family and I are still having a very difficult time financially and that keeps me stressed as well. I get stressed and depressed which makes it even harder to get up and do anything. Life is quite a challenge as it is for anyone going through fighting cancer. That is what it is a fight to survive. We have to keep the faith and believe….”My cancer will be cured, my cancer will be cured, my cancer will be cured and money will come to us, money will come to us money will come to us”. See I have to keep telling myself as well. I do work at it, but I also believe it.
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