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#148843 - 04/29/12 05:41 PM Re: Getting back to eating [Re: Cheryld]
Maria Offline
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If you get the 1 minute oatmeal, use 1 cup milk to 1/2 cup oats, and cook it for about 15-20 minutes over a double-boiler it will be MUCH creamier and taste better! You can make it ahead, and add to protein shakes.


Edited by Maria (04/29/12 05:42 PM)
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First symptoms 7/2010, DX 12/2010
TX 40 IRMT (1.8 gy) + 10 Cetuximab
PET Scans 6/2011 + 3/2012 clear, 06/2014 physical exam clear; chest CT's clear of cancer. On thyroid pills. Saliva slowly returning. Life is good.

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#148848 - 04/29/12 06:44 PM Re: Getting back to eating [Re: AvatarMN]
seattlepaul Offline
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Registered: 02/14/12
Posts: 38
Loc: Washington
Try taking pills with something slippery like warm milk, or warm water, which is best.
Your throat relaxes with warmth, and position of head relative to throat to help pills slide rather than struggling to force them down will help.
My epiglottis no longer closes properly, and throat/mouth damaged by rad/surgery so have had to find ways to not aspirate foods (all puree).
Glad you are improving, I never will, so do it for me and the rest of us like me.
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We are all born from Mother, but live and die alone.
Make the best of it, Mommie did all she could, daddy was just a guidance councelor, the rest is ALL up to you.
...and now, 3rd occurance: Surgery 5/1/12

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