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  •  Yep--Please see one of her comments above. (2+ / 0-)
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    Cinnamon, DvCM

    Cinnamon, how perfect!! I hope that the two of you will be able to work something out.
    I don't know if you had experience with people taking a platinum compound before, but one of the worst side-effects is that everything can taste metallic (and therefore totally unappealing). To say nothing of the bone-grinding fatigue.... Oh, it would be great if there's some way you could be of help to each other. Fingers crossed.

    I'm seeking to organize DKos members in SE Michigan--roughly, from the Ohio line at Lake Erie NE to Port Huron, W to Flint and back S from there. If you'd like to join our new group, Motor City Kossacks (working title), please Kosmail me.

    by peregrine kate on Wed Nov 28, 2012 at 03:16:32 PM PST

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    •  Ooops. My bad. She's actually near Pgh. (2+ / 0-)
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      Cinnamon, DvCM

      So that is not anywhere near close enough to you!
      But maybe your enthusiastic message will elicit others.
      Blessings to you for offering, dear Cinnamon.

      I'm seeking to organize DKos members in SE Michigan--roughly, from the Ohio line at Lake Erie NE to Port Huron, W to Flint and back S from there. If you'd like to join our new group, Motor City Kossacks (working title), please Kosmail me.

      by peregrine kate on Wed Nov 28, 2012 at 03:17:55 PM PST

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      •  Damn, well... something to think about. (1+ / 0-)
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        I'm sure there are other Personal Chef Service companies inthe area, one of them could possibly help. I also think there is an Art Institute located there - if they are one of the AI's that have a culinary program, she could hire a student for a very low cost to shop, cook and freeze a few family meals each week. Just brainstorming.

        Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. ~ Yoda Political Compass: -8.50, -6.46

        by Cinnamon on Wed Nov 28, 2012 at 03:37:55 PM PST

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    •  Yes, the best way to do it (4+ / 0-)

      when the food is flavorless and metallic is to load it with calories and concentrated protein and vitamins, so that just getting down a small portion will have a huge nutritious boost. It becomes a game of appetizing textures and colors, balanced with "what's easy to swallow/ignore"... I had a cousin (not a client) who had Stage 4 throat cancer about 3 years ago - he's fully cancer free now, btw, and for him I made a rich pureed Tuscan White been vegetable soup, flavored with bacon - it's good hot or chilled - so I loaded it with protein powder, vitamin supplements, and heavy cream, as well as pureeing it into drinkable form. He could take the container, pour himself a coffee mug, and either drink it straight from the fridge or microwave it. He loved it.

      I'm not sayin' my soup fixed his cancer, but when he got the news he had beaten it back, I was one of the first calls he made.

      Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. ~ Yoda Political Compass: -8.50, -6.46

      by Cinnamon on Wed Nov 28, 2012 at 03:32:07 PM PST

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      •  Sounds like a great recipe, Cinnamon. (0+ / 0-)

        I'm suggesting it here in the thread rather than in a Kosmail to you so that other people see the idea, not to put you on the spot--but would you be interested in sharing the recipe? DrLori is collecting go-to recipes for people in chemo or other conditions that create fragile appetites; she wrote a Monday Night Cancer Club diary about it a few weeks ago.
        If you are, feel free to send her a Kosmail, or just add it here to the thread. If not, I understand.

        I'm seeking to organize DKos members in SE Michigan--roughly, from the Ohio line at Lake Erie NE to Port Huron, W to Flint and back S from there. If you'd like to join our new group, Motor City Kossacks (working title), please Kosmail me.

        by peregrine kate on Wed Nov 28, 2012 at 09:34:34 PM PST

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