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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

It's Gerber time!

Yep, baby food is on the menu, thanks to just too much pain going on in the mouth. My goal is to NOT get a stomach tube, so eating anything nutritious - including baby food - will hopefully keep me on track. (And I know if a stomach tube is called for, I will have at least tried my best.) I have checked out the special diet recipes that are included in most cancer books and cancer sites, and not found anything that I would want to go through all the work for=mixing, cooking, blending, then cooling and having enough to eat for many meals. (Yes, family members, I did that for both my kids when they were babies and thought nothing of the work. Life is too funny sometimes!) None of the books or sites that I have seen have suggested baby food as a possibility, so I will ask to talk with a dietician before I go much further.
I found out that I get Labor Day off - no treatment, no doctor visit that day. The hilarious radiation therapist suggested that I use my time off to go and have a beer and barbecue... very funny! Next year, you betcha! (grin!)


Sharita G. said...

Heeeyyyy Teri!!

Greetings from Manhappenin, KS at good ol' Kansas State University (pretty much the coolest college town EVER-- who needs Nebraska... JK)

I wanted you to know that I have just discovered the coolest procrastination tool ever for college work... Your amazing blog. I have definitely spent the last several minutes reading all of your entries... Yay for college productivity :-)

I am very excited that your optimism is holding out wonderfully... I can't even begin to imagine what type of challenges you (and your great family) are/will face, but believe me, this Kansas girl knows that you will make it through.

Keep your chin up, and know that we all love you soooo much!! A wise person once said "It'll buff out!!" (ok, so that was me... oh well)

Just to set the record for the longest blog comment EVER, here is a link to some KSU FB jokes (I mean come on, the first game of the season is in 3 days!! GOOOO CATS!)

Anyways, I should roll to bed... Keep your chin up dearest... I know you can do it. Be strong, and remember, Mrs. Teresa Hartman-- you ROCK and are a true inspiration to us all.

Keep the faith. All my love!

Sharita lo quita jo mama

"Courage is being scared to death... but saddling up anyway." ~~John Wayne

"Life without anticipation is merely the boredom of reality."
~~Sharita Lacey :-)

ann said...

Hey Teri!

I've got lots of mashed up sweet potatoes and squash around my house- you should stop by anytime. Norah will share with you. And you won't even need a bib. It's great to read your blog and to keep up on your progress. Hang in there!!

Ann K.

scraps said...

Surely the kids are willing to do for you? You can always tell them it is good practice for when they become a parent! LOL. Hang in there. I keep thinking about you.

And did you see the Google quote of the day...
Never tell anyone that you're: writing a book, going on a diet, exercising, taking a course, or quitting smoking. They'll encourage you to death.
- Lynn Johnston

Rings so true I thought I should post it on my wall.

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