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The Importance of Protein After HIPEC

By on Nov 24, 2016

I decided to talk about protein today because because of its importance to healing post surgery and because, well, it’s Thanksgiving.  Remember not to rely on my information alone but to discuss your diet with your Doctors, medical providers, and Registered Dietitians that make up your nutritional support team. The purpose of protein: The purpose of protein is...

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What To Drink After Surgery

By on Oct 16, 2016

When you get home after major gastrointestinal surgery you will overall do better if you make most of your fluid intake from what’s considered an ‘isotonic’ fluid source. The ‘tonicity’ of your fluid effects how well it is absorbed. You can wiki both hypotonic fluid (water) and hypertonic fluid (sugar drinks, juice, etc) if you want...

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Your Post PMP Surgery Diet

By on Oct 11, 2016

After any major gastrointestinal surgery, you need to ensure you get sufficient calories and nutrients once your bowels are functioning again, but you’ll have new concerns with your modified digestive tract. You’ll want to be careful about what you eat, especially in the early weeks, and make sure you don’t cause yourself a blockage, which is...

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The Mighty Posts Our Story of Hope

By on Aug 2, 2016

As seen on Approaching the Christmas season of 2004 I was at the top of the world with a new job at a pharmaceutical company, attending a top-tier business school, and my wife was pregnant with our first child. On Christmas Eve I learned I was also a cancer patient with advanced PMP. I was lucky my local surgeon had seen one case of PMP before in his career and...

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How Do I Fight Scanxiety?

By on Jul 31, 2016

How Do I Fight Scanxiety? Cancer patients often report that they have “scanxiety”: significant feelings of anxiety before, during or after getting a CT scan or a blood result that monitors their cancer. Patients understandably monitor their CEA counts to the decimal point, and worry if the numbers go up. Patients will also read their reports and wonder...

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The Caregiver Corner: Perspective from a Veteran Caregiver

By on Jun 26, 2016

Spoiler alert: Not every journey ends with a happy ending. If you’re at the beginning of your journey, consider reading this article later. Many caregivers will benefit from reading this article. No matter where you are in your journey, PMP Pals has hope for you. This blog entry was originally written in August 2013 by Therese Surges. My husband, Keith, was...

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