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#68690 01-28-2008 04:17 PM
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Never could spell bisquits right but I sure can eat them. Mom made a pan tonight and I had to try one my goodness it was good. Yeah I had a glass of water right there and she made meatloaf. I still have a hard time eating potatoes and rice but I can eat alot of things only I have to keep my water ready. Still no saliva but I can eat. Is that weird?


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Thats absolutely amazing!!!!!

Please share with me your secret, I struggle to eat everyday. My diet is basically yogurt and chocolate milk.



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It's only going to get better.


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Christine,
I had problems with many foods initially, especially things that are crumbly and stick everywhere. Meat was still another problem.. beside the taste it was nearly impossible to swallow.
Try to work your way up to cream soups and then soups with vegetable, then mashed potatoes, soft pasta (macaroni) etc. I still have little spice tolerance and a normal slice of pizza may taste very spicy... One thing that was strange, I tolerated seafood from very early on (shrimp especially).

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Congratulations on being able to eat biscuits without any saliva!!!


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Marcus,
If shrimp works, lobster should work even better. All that butter helps get it down. Claws are easier than tails.

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[quote=ChristineB]Thats absolutely amazing!!!!!
Please share with me your secret, I struggle to eat everyday.
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I use the frozen biscuits and undercook them a bit and put LOTS of butter (real butter, no margarine for me) and jam on em.

Now keep in mind I started being able to do this at about 4 months post IMRT.

KC


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Indeed,
lobster does work as well, or better. Although this is not an everyday thing....

M



Partial glossectomy (25%) anterior tongue. 4/6/07/. IMRT start @5/24/07 (3x) Erbitux start/end@ 5/24/07. IMRT wider field (30x) start 6/5/07. Weekly cisplatin (2x30mg/m2), then weekly carbo- (5x180mg/m2). End of Tx 19 July 07.
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bisquits smoothered in gravy or honey butter meltd. Gotta be wet. I eat a lot of pasta but keep my water VERY close. I have found that if I have a cup of coffee with french vanilla creamer in it kind of coats my mouth ok so it goes down a little easier. I haven't reied seafood yet becuase everything taste so salty to me. I used to eat and cook with a lot of salt now I don't use it at all. My nutritionalist told me use gravy alot so I do try bisquits with sausage gravy from Mcdonalds I was totally shocked when I was able to eat that but man was it good. I still end up throwing alot of food away but I try eating something different every day just like we did when our mamas used to make us do when we were young children. Even things I could eat yesterday I try them again another day to see if maybe I can do it. It gets better every day.


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I can't use sweet stuff but gravy is my best friend. Bisquits are so good covered in it. Meatloaf and chicken (thighs) are good too.I used to only eat white meat with chicken but found it is too dry so I switched to dark meat and can eat that with kittle difficulty.


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