Food

Food . . . important to our very survival and yet something we often take for granted before lymphoma. Most lymphoma treatments tend to upset the digestive system - with chemo and radiation the hardest. Foods you loved you cannot tolerate while other foods become new friends. My boss still teases me for eating triscuit whole wheat crackers & cheese in a can but the crackers kept (keeps) me regular and the cheese helped the taste. There are good cancer cookbooks that help with cooking during cancer.

I also promised myself that after treatment, I wouldn't take food quite as seriously anymore. I have been known to go into a restaurant and order an appetizer and a dessert both as a main course or eat more Ho-Hos around breakfast. Doesn't a person earn the right after 7 months of chemo?

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