i am almost halfway through radiation therapy for oral cancer. my taste buds have all but diminished and i am having a big issue with managing to eat food that is devoid of taste. this combined with a dry mouth - moistened only with strands of gluggy saliva makes mastication difficult. food textures add to the level of difficulty i experience. when it's time to eat i tend to postpone and postpone as i know that whatever i conjure up as a possibiity will fall way short and i'll be disappointed yet again. i am very nervous as my weight is tending in a downward direction and that is not acceptable. i am hitting a brick wall around this issue in spite of being aware of the smoothie, sutagen, fruit and milk suppplements ethos. anybody out there have any good tricks to help me breakdown my brick wall. i have to admit that some of it is attitudinal.
one good thing i discovered this morning is that set jelly can be added to a smoothie to give it some small semblance of flavour.
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