Tuesday, October 5, 2010

A clean plate

I finished my entire lunch just now: a slice of toast, a poached egg and some silverbeet. This is the most I have eaten for a midday meal for ages. I usually manage OK at breakfast - cereal, fruit, yoghurt or cream and full cream milk, but my appetite vanishes for the rest of the day.

Even something I fancy generally turns out to be unmanageable, like the seafood crepes I bought yesterday for last night's dinner. I ate the salad of lettuce, cucumber and tomato, but could not manage more than two mouthfuls of the crepes. I chewed the seafood, but I was unable to swallow it. Such a waste, and Kevin got a bit cross with me, but I really can't help it.

I am getting much stronger though. We went grocery shopping yesterday after I had done some sewing in the morning (ATCs for a swap) and gone down to the Post Office to send them off. I had an hour nap, then we went shopping. Today I have changed the water in the flower vases (I have been given 3 big bunches in the last few days), dug out some wadding to finish off a quilt and read the first four chapters of "Phantom of Manhattan", a sequel by Frederick Forsyth to the story of the Phantom of the Opera. Don't feel like a nap yet, so may just attempt to fix some elastic in my favourite pants. I have lost a bit more than 20 kilograms (about 50 pounds) and 9 inches off my waist, so everything just falls off. These pants have an elastic back, so I am hoping that I can make them wearable again (at least around the house) by shortening the elastic.

The oedema in my legs has gone, but I am still taking antibiotics for the painful lumpy rash on my right shin.

1 comment:

  1. Joan so much positive in your post today. You have lost so much weight so perhaps that is why Kevin is cross, he is probably worried about your nourishment. Sometimes people don't understand cancer, unless they have walked in our shoes. It is only because he cares for you so much Joan.
    I pray you continue to get stronger.......:-) Hugs