Better. Much better. I had been woken up yesterday by the stomach stuff at 12:30am. Ended up crashing mid-afternoon. Got a good night's sleep (with a few moments exception) and feel 95% today. I think a long week just got to me. If the rain slacks up I'll do my 2-3 miles. Thanks for asking.
Hey man, how are you feeling today?
Chemo does one of two things: makes you skinny or fat. The fat side come when you get steroids that make you hungry. I'm up about 40 pounds from where I was last June. If I got down 10-15 I'd be pretty happy. But, it's that the punchline of normal people trying to be distance runners?
You must be the only guy in your position trying to drop weight!
I'm curious--are you taking any commonly-used athletic supplements in this quest?
Apologies if this has already been covered.
You are the man. Sleep well.
If the pre-mixed drinks you are talking about are ensure (or something like that) throw them away. The protein binding for those is so dense there it is of virtually no nutritional benefit in spite of what the marketing says.
I hope the resulting tests (I assume there will be further tests) come out ok.
Question - In an earlier post someone asked you about supplements. My fathers' doctor recommended he make sure he gets extra protein. He got some pre-mixed shakes, but I'm concerned he's just going to buy something cheap and not get the benefits of the supplement.
Do you know anything about protein supplements that work best for cancer patients?
I know crap protein will cause GI issues and since he's already having a constipation issue from the chemo I'd like to recommend something better than the cheapest stuff in the store.