Jo Ann Henderson wrote:Enjoy it while you can, Mike. Though it has not been my experience, I understand that many people who undergo chemo develops a metalic sensation and taste after a few days, thus altering the taste of everything. Just an FYI.
Karen/NoCA wrote:You are on the 8th floor, so does that mean you cannot be taken outside for some fresh air, or a walk? I know you mentioned you will be kept isolated for a period of time....is this that time?
Good thing for the laptop or whatever you are using to communicate, Do you play Words With Friends? It is really a great game if you have some friends who will play along with you. Keeps your mind occupied for a few minutes anyway and gets you out of the real life situation. Of course, a good book will do that too. Hang is there Mike, and keep up your beautiful spirit.
I can only imagine the shock of being Mexican or Thai or Indian, or some such, where high spices and heat are a normal and expected part of a regular diet. Wonder if the Indian, etc., hospitals have radically different diet standards? Bet they do.
Jenise wrote:Mike, have you discovered any reason why you shouldn't have hot sauce? That meal desperately needed it. I'm starting to think the aversion you're most in danger of acquiring is an aversion to bland food!
I have several friends on notice to swipe the little packets of sauce from restaurants or fast food places when they get a chance. I'm hoping to get a small stockpile set up here shortly.
Mike Filigenzi wrote:Well, lunch today was cheese ravioli with a marinara sauce over it. The cheese was quite bland and the marinara was a little sweet and lacking any character but they were at least able to cook the ravioli properly. (Might have a leg up on Olive Garden in that department.) That came with the traditional oversteamed underseasoned vegetable (broccoli, in this case), and one of those little cigar-shaped rolls of a "bread stick".
Supper was a small piece of lemon-herb basa that wasn't too bad. The lemon-herb sauce was decent and the fish wasn't terribly dried out. That came with the whipped potatoes and, yes, the generic yellow gravy. Veggie was peas and pearl onions, obviously straight from the freezer bag.
Jeff Grossman/NYC wrote:As dreary as this sounds, I think it is light years away from what hospital food used to be. I recall, when visiting my grandparents in various hospitals, seeing trays of gray and white food, all totally unseasoned and cooked unto mush.
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