I've done quite a few board searches and have seen posts where the person was a vegetarian for X number of years and, lo and behold, still ended up with a CRC Dx. Because of this, I felt justified in continuing with my 'normal' way of healthy eating - basically all things in moderation. Nothing restrictive, nothing excessive.
Yesterday I was reading up on Nutritionfacts.org and watched a few videos by Dr. Berger, who wrote "How Not To Die." Has anyone read that book? If so, thoughts? Criticisms? I feel like I've been all over the map since my recent 'upstaging' from 3 to 4. I'm strongly considering giving vegetarianism a try and am ashamed to admit that after just 2 days I feel supremely limited, deprived, and hungry. I'm wondering if it's worth the effort? My workout yesterday was painfully difficult - I had no energy thanks to a super low calorie intake throughout the day. (Not TRYING to limit calories - it just happened as a byproduct of not eating things that I "shouldn't.")
I find myself back to where I was after my initial Dx: scared to eat just about anything for fear it's going to do me in even faster. Any thoughts on this?
42 yr. old female
Rectal cancer Stage 3C T3 N1 M0 - Sept 2015
28 rounds radiation w/Xeloda - Nov - Dec 2015
2/17/16 - Surgery to remove rectal tumor, lymph nodes (2/20+), ovaries & fallopian tubes, temp. ileostomy
3/28/16 - 9/26/16 -12 rounds FOLFOX w/full oxi
Ileo reversal 10/27/16; Port removed 12/1/16
Lung mets confirmed 2/6/17
March-May 2017 - brain mets; brain rad. 5/9-5/29/17