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El Jeffe's Avatar Picture El Jeffe – January 30, 2009 06:15AM Reply Quote
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ddt – March 16, 2009 06:39AM Reply Quote
hang in there, bill. sometimes it's not all a steady progression, but two steps forward, one back.

ddt

tliet – March 16, 2009 06:40AM Reply Quote
Sorry to hear that Bill. What varieties of food have you been eating lately?

El Jeffe – March 16, 2009 07:11AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
I have been attempting a lot of different things. Some soft tacos from Taco Bell have done pretty well. Same with bananas. Cheap tv dinners with questionable meats are actually pretty good, soft, easily digested. Not sure why cereal is killing me right now. And this weekend's meals really gave me fits, regardless.

I'm also working in some cookies here and there. Mixed results. Still doing a lot of milk, juices, water. Soda's are way to sugary and cause instant pains/nausea. Eggs are bad for me, too.

Baked potatoes do pretty good. And sun chips do very well, surprisingly. The new sweet chilis (sometimes not in stock!!!) are nice. Also, mild salsa does well. Some chili (soup) does good. But my wife made some last week that killed me. Last night we had mild chicken chili which has done very well in past months, only to hurt like hell last night. And a very SMALL intake/amount, too.

Kit-kats (candies) have done well. Just one or less. Apples are hit and miss. Got some new/fresh honeycrisp variety. Have not tried it yet.
Nuts are hit and miss. I can take a few almonds, let's say, but a small handful is too much.

Pizza usually tastes good,but the grease gets me everytime. I still try to eat a small piece, though.

I've had some filet mignons (cheap store bought) that do okay. I just chew the hell out of them. And about half of one (perhaps 2-3 oz) is okay, but a whole one starts to bother me too much.

Right now, bananas are my friend. At least I can eat them, even TWO WHOLE ONES and so far they have not caused me too much pain. Not going to get big on them, but there are many times I just DON'T want to get that sick feeling. They let me eat, and not put me out of commission. I like that.

El Jeffe – March 16, 2009 08:07AM Reply Quote
What a journey.

John Willoughby – March 16, 2009 09:27AM Reply Quote
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I saw that, Jeffe.

El Jeffe – March 16, 2009 09:42AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
I've gotten phone calls. I actually did not see it. Just the headline cancer. And I can't read all cancer headlines I see. I know that his struggle had to be a real hell. I'm sorry anyone has to go through that.

Jeff Cooper – March 16, 2009 11:29AM Reply Quote
Very sorry to hear about the recent setback, Bill. Do you think it might at all be related to going back to work? That's a big transition; if you're throwing new foods at your system at the same time, it might be pushing a bit too hard.

El Jeffe – March 16, 2009 12:10PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Three things.

1. Removal of IV food
2. Changing my Thyroid medication. From one naturally derived, to three pills synthesized.
3. Work.

Work alone I think has caused me a lot of physical problems. It's not a nice atmosphere. But I have to put food on the table.
And now since I saw the tinfoil hat video I posted a link to, it looks like the Bilderbergs are trying to keep me down anyways. :)

tliet – March 16, 2009 01:19PM Reply Quote
Indeed work can have a great impact as work related stress can have a great impact on someone's (healthy) digestion system even. Have you considered working from home for a few hours a week, not sure if it's possible of course...

Have you also considered cutting all artificial flavours & colouring agents from your diet?

El Jeffe – March 16, 2009 01:20PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
That is exactly what I am doing. Working from home.

Ron Burns – March 16, 2009 02:08PM Reply Quote
"We look to Scotland for all our ideas of civilisation." Voltaire
So sorry to hear that Bill.

El Jeffe – March 17, 2009 10:03AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Crap! Damn! Crap crap!
I started the day out good. And have gone down really bad.
I feel worse this afternoon than I have in a long time.
WTF!?!?!?!?
I almost could not make it through my last conference call at work.
Sorry to complain. But I hate these downturns. I have zero, no energy at all right now. I sure hope they found/got everything in me.

El Jeffe – March 17, 2009 10:13AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
While I'm at it, from the video I just found taken at the hospital (most of which I don't remember any of the scenes), here are my frankenstein still shots from the video.

Again, they are a tad gross. Not very bloody. But, it has decreased my pajama modeling job offers.

Belly
http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/9417/picture1t.png

Neck
http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/6650/picture2y.png

Side/Ribs
http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/2114/picture3b.png

I had not seen these until a couple days ago. Nice thing about the healing was that some cut up part of my body had to be laid down upon while resting. So, no way to get away from pressure on the incisions, unless I stood up, of course.

rino – March 17, 2009 10:59AM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
Dang ... I know it's rough, your struggles are in our thoughts and I hope this passes soon.

stan adams – March 17, 2009 05:03PM Reply Quote
My gawd! They did that to you ON PURPOSE?!? I have seem shark attack victims that had less of "bitten in half" look to 'em...

El Jeffe – March 17, 2009 05:20PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Yes. It was no fun.
The scars look a lot better now. Just imagine how fun it was. Those are just the entry holes into my body. All the poking around between the three of them has really left me feeling completely different. It's like a different body at times and in some ways. But, at least I have use of everything, and I'm alive. That was the goal/plan. Mission accomplished.

To go from a little kid when I remembered being afraid I'd have to get stitches if I got a cut, to THAT, makes me shake my head.

Again, I've never gotten a good look at my back until I saw this the other day. I just knew it hurt like hell.

tliet – March 17, 2009 09:36PM Reply Quote
Unbelievable scars Bill, and that's just the outside. Sorry to hear from your lapse, please don't refrain from posting about it.

El Jeffe – March 25, 2009 04:15AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Been feeling good, but had a bad night. Lots of new pains. Not sure what that is all about. Taking some meds now.

El Jeffe – March 25, 2009 04:33AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Good Morning America had a segment on Esophageal cancer worth watching.
http://abcnews.go.com/gma
Search for cancer, click link for video.
Wife and I watched it. She cried. It's sad to see others go through this.
16,000 cases a year. 14,000 deaths a year.

Get checked guys. Stay healthy.

El Jeffe – March 25, 2009 05:07AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Better info:

Video link (short ad at beginning)
http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=7167408
Also check out:

http://blogs.abcnews.com/gma/2009/03/deadly-cancer-o.html
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/esophageal
...in 2008:
New cases: 16,470
Deaths: 14,280

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