Follow up Appointment 8.5 months post op

I had my MD Anderson follow up appointment, took my blood and met with my doctor. All is well. I had lost another pound since my last checkup but it was kind of my fault… We took the family to Disneyworld and we were skipping meals and walking a whole lot. I knew I lost weight and have been working this week to put it back on. Really no big deal.

My poop floats… What that means is that the fats from my foods are not getting absorbed as well as pre-surgery. So I got a prescription for digestive enzymes. This should be easily sprinkled on foods and will help make sure I’m absorbing everything.

I have another 10K coming up next weekend. I’m doing well running 2-3x per week 5-6 miles each time and holding my weight. Disneyworld was a blast and we shut down Magic Kingdom one night at 11PM and another night at 1AM. My abs got a major workout carrying kids on shoulders throughout the park for 4 days!! I carried water, peanut butter crackers and almonds with me to keep up with meal skipping.

And for my friend & fellow CDH1er Steve, we ate at an amazing restaurant called Yellow Dog Eats. He’s got the “farewell stomach” tour going on; I’ve got the “stomachless & still enjoying food” tour going on. I had the pulled pork nachos and they were divine!! Enjoyed my glass of wine beforehand! I can’t describe it as well as Steve, but the onions were soaked in a vinegar-based awesomeness, the cream cheese with a chipotle sauce plus however they made the tender pork was amazing! It was one of those moments I wished I could devour it all, but I can’t. What I can do is enjoy a good portion and save the rest for round two!!

4 thoughts on “Follow up Appointment 8.5 months post op

  1. Cream cheese and a chipotle sauce on pulled pork over nachos?! Good golly, all of my favorite things! And being able to drink wine again? Gives me hope and something to look forward to! Hope you all had a fun vacation!

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    • No, my surgery was both preventative and curative. Since the cancer had not progressed outside the lining of the stomach wall, no further treatment was required.

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