Trying to Put some Weight On

Health Update: I’m not making much progress at increasing my food intake via mouth: It’s just too painful to eat or drink very much. However,  I’m getting fed via the J-Tube 20 or more hours a day, and that seems to be having the desired effect. I’ve put on at least two pounds, but am still down more than 20 pounds from my pre-treatment weight.

Natalie & Rick Update: Natalie has been here more than two weeks now. We’re trying to find an apartment for her for a few months, but all the rental agents want to lock people in for a year. We’re looking at sub-letting, but haven’t found a good match yet. She is working madly on writing a group of books about the four months she just spent in St. Thomas! Rick is scheduled for double hip-replacement surgery in June, so will be laid-up for some time.

Brian & Angela Update: They are still spending as much time as they can whipping their 1915 Miner’s shack into shape! Brian is rooting-big for the Pittsburgh Penguins. We lived in Pittsburgh when the Pens won the Stanley Cup in ’91-’92. Natalie, Brian and I each got to hoist the Stanley Cup, compliments of my fellow girls’ soccer team coach Bill Strong, who was the Executive Producer of the Penguins at the time!

Doug with Stanley Cup

Me hoisting the Stanley Cup in 1991!

 

3 thoughts on “Trying to Put some Weight On

  1. (Comment)

    Good luck on the success of your feeding tube and gaining weight (something I have not had a problem doing – weigh about 230 now but working on losing weight.

    Good luck to Rick on knee replacements. I had a replacement of my right knee last October – it was very worthwhile. The ortho. surgeon who did the surgery discourages replacement of both knees at the same time (and my left knee is fine). The need for replacement of the right knee might have been associated with the fact that I broke my right leg over 30 years ago when I fell off a roof in the process of installing a TV antenna. (I don’t go on roofs any longer).

    Today, I will continue my efforts to better organize my home office and finish an Apple photobook documenting our trip to England last year. For several years, I have made photobooks which summarize each year of travel and a few special occasions. Although I am primarily a Windows user, I also have an Apple MacBook Air – mostly for travel and processing photos.

    Best wishes to you and family . . .

    Dale

    On Mon, May 8, 2017 at 9:47 PM, My Journey with Cancer of the Esophogus wrote:

    > dougjose99 posted: “Health Update: I’m not making much progress at > increasing my food intake via mouth: It’s just too painful to eat or drink > very much. However, I’m getting fed via the J-Tube 20 or more hours a day, > and that seems to be having the desired effect. I’ve put ” >

  2. My bad – Rick is actually getting dual hip replacements, not knees. Thanks for you kind wishes, and good luck finishing your photo books (I’m way behind on mine too).

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