2.19.2009

In-Between News

I had my monthly scan today. It's funny, I went into it feeling pretty neutral and came out of it feeling the same neutralness. News is, things are still stable and look the same as they did in September. But this time, the plan is different. Since my hemoglobin was too low again to do any chemo today, I didn't. And my doc has decided to give me a month long big 'ol break from chemo altogether. I need to get my appetite back! Goodness! I don't think I weighed this little even in junior high school! I'm just bones. My shoulder blades stick way out and I have chicken little legs. Give me some FAT! My mom even went to the Goodwill to stock up on size 2 pants for me to wear. I have no hiney to hold my pants up! Hopefully my new Goodwill pants won't fit me in a month-they'll be too small, please. 
During this three week break of no treatments, you can bet my mom will be doing lot's and lot's of research. It's a whole new opportunity once again to "explore the options". In fact, she has already found a clinical trial to look into down in Scottsdale, Arizona. Looks like we might be flying down there soon to check it out. I'll keep you posted on that.
In the meantime, try to think of the fattiest foods you can think of and tell me what those foods are. It's best if you can think of things that taste good. I love cheese, you know. 

6 comments:

Dr Em said...

I can definitely help with that!! Lets look through recipes together.

Nance said...

Oh my! Where did you find that photo?! Nora in 3 weeks...

Laura said...

Oh my- AVOCADOS are the fattiest most nutritious thing for you! (beauuuuutiful valentine, by the way, thank you ;-)

Mary Jo said...

Gort our valetine today. I love it...it's beautiful.
When I was a kid, the doctor told Mom that I was "on the verge of malnutrition" Then he yelled at her about not feeding me. Actually, I just didn't like the way most things tasted. So then I got to have a milk shake with raw egg in it every day. I'm glad I survived the RAW EGG!!! I loved the milk shakes though! Not nutritious, but yummie. And of course there are always dumplings!

Mary Jo said...

Ooooo, should have checked my spelling! That should say "Got your valentine..."

Karen said...

ummmmm cheeeeeeeeese! How bout a cheese fondue, cut up some french bread, brocolli, cauliflower, pickles, grapes, apple...ok gotta go need to make a fondue!

toodles,K