As I promised, this week's "Foodie Friday" feature focuses on eating while living with the symptoms of lung cancer.
Have you found it hard to eat at times during your cancer treatment?
That's really not a question I know. Adding up just a few things - the loss of appetite, the fatigue that comes not only from having cancer, but from running to appointments, the anxiety about what the future holds... People with much less on their plate would find it hard to eat.
At the same time, we understand that good nutrition during cancer treatment can help you cope and feel more energized.
Rather than focus on a single recipe this week, let's try another approach. How many people have asked you what they can do to help? People don't read minds, and if your loved ones are like me, they sometimes need specific directions on what they can do. How about suggesting that they prepare a few meals for you?
Our About.com Guide to Busy Cooks, Linda Larsen can get you started with this article:
You might even consider forwarding on a list like this - along with a list of your favorite foods - to the next person who asks what they can do to help. If I were to do that, I'd check the Salmon Chowder as my favorite. Yum.
And...just in case you feel a bit guilty asking for help, remember that many of these recipes can be made in duplicate. While your loved one is preparing a meal for you, they can prepare a healthy meal for their own family at the same time.