Monday, July 12, 2010

Cancer Bitch - Now its Bananas

(Brenda with friends doing her favorite thing in the world - eating)

About the only thing I enjoy during my trips to Johns Hopkins is eavesdropping on my fellow patients. (once heard a guy talking about his backwoods militia group).

Today the discussion was what to eat - one patient confessed to another that she had pigged out on bbq ribs and potato chips. I ducked my head in shame. I ate a whole bag of chips over the weekend! (and a carton of ice cream and all 5 desserts at tea with Jamie on Saturday)

The nurse told me my potassium levels were still high, and I confessed that I had given up on collard greens but I was eating a banana every day with breakfast. She gave me a look that pretty well said I was hopeless.

Went to Hopkins today so that we could leave for Grand View, NY on Thursday. Nelly has a job interview at a clothing manufacturer on Friday in Manhatten- I told one of my doctors about it today and she gave me a list of places Nelly could stay if she gets the job - including the number of her daughter in the Lower East Side! The power of networking.....

I'll try to do better on my diet - after we get back.

7 comments:

Lynne said...

Uh-uh -- you change your diet right now to continue the good karma you got from the doc with the daughter in NYC.

Mike Tucker said...

What's a few (hundred) chips between friends? And a keg of ice cream?

Dorothy Bland said...

Mama says as long as the tastebuds are working, that's a good sign.

Carol said...

Just think green and leafy instead of salt and sugar. It don't have to be collard greens...

Carol said...

Hang in there, Brenda.
Just think green and leafy, but not collard greens.

Carol said...

Eat green and leafy, just not collard greens!

[flahy] [blak] [chik] said...

backwoods militia? that's a bit scary.

you should start a new series, "overheard in the doctors office"