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Subject: Re: OT: Hungry vs full in America Date: 12/4/2012 10:25 AM
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Your brother's route was much worse. Though it sounds like everything worked out in the end, so that's good.

Well the thing is ya know with doctors (unless it's really really bad news) they just don't want to give you a definitive answer. Hedging of the bets. But yeah his last two scans were clean. And believe me he is being pretty obnoxious about his rather spectacular weight loss and the fact that he can fit into his "fighting trim" clothes from 30 years ago. while the cancer would have killed him if left unchecked, it never made him as "sick" as the treatment made him. And although he has recovered pretty much from the treatment, since it was throat cancer, the radiation has apparently zapped his taste buds (or maybe it was the chemo) and he still doesn't like the taste of food although he can now swallow. The best he can hope for is "bland" so it looks like he might keep the weight off. He eats now based strictly on nutrition and getting x-number of calories in his body everyday. Which is pretty sad because he loved to cook, is an awesome cook, and even developped some seasonings that he has marketed. Actually he still cooks but can't taste if what he's cooking is any good or not. A couple of his friends have volunteered for the job of full time taste-testers.
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