Some have seen my posts about
Casodex/IMRT and Brachy treatments, so here goes. I'm 56, 6-3, work out 4 days a week and I'm in pretty good shape. Before I found out that I pretty much had Cancer (mri) I was around 183 and that was 8 months ago. At that time, I had body fat, but very little. Most of it was in my mid-section, but you only saw it if I took my shirt off. What I mean is that I had very little. Pant size 33. I then decided to change my diet. That entailed pretty much quitting red meat, which I did. I also killed off eating 90 percent of all sugar intake and really started watching my diet. Fast forward to the day before I started IMRT which was the end of August and my weight was 173. To me and my build, that's a lot of weight loss and people noticed. I dropped down to a 32 pant size. Fast forward to now, or two weeks after brachy and I'm now 168. I mean this is ridiculous. My face really shows the weight loss now. Do I feel healthy, yes? I'm lean as can be, have a frickn 6 pack again, but it freaks me out because it’s not like I don't eat anything. I usually have coffee in the am, maybe cereal, two eggs sometimes with toast. I make a fruit smoothie with protein powder. At 9:30, power bar, coffee. I then eat nuts, banana, orange, more nuts, crackers with peanut butter. Chicken or turkey sandwich for lunch. Rice cake, etc. Before dinner, maybe organic blue chips with guac. Then a chicken dinner with rice, noodles, veggies, etc. Maybe a few healthy snacks before bed.
Basically, the only thing I have changed from 8 months ago is red meat, sweets, and watching what I put into my body. Lunch is pretty much the same as before. Okay, then we have the stress of all this crap and the mass amounts of radiation which will be in my body for the next 5.5 months. Could something else be wrong? After I started all this radiation, I get nauseous at times, don’t throw up or anything, but then it’s just gone. It really doesn’t affect me eating which is weird. I’m all freaked out now that something else is a miss, like stomach cancer, etc.
Has anyone else experienced this before or is going through it? Could the radiation make my body internally work over time which in turn is eating away all the calories?
I'm afraid that in a month I will be down to 165 and have zero body fat and will look like a skeleton.
One thing I should mention is that I have great muscle tone, so its not like I’m skin and bone, I still have guns. 😊
Post Edited (ldog) : 11/12/2018 5:28:32 AM (GMT-7)