I was a few stone overweight when I was diagnosed with peritoneal cancer which is the same cell as serous ovarian cancer at a late stage. Once three and a half litres were drained from my abdomen, I lost half a stone, but then put another two stone on during and after chemo. I think this was partly due to the steroids and partly because of having problems with mobility... which I still do. When I went to see my MacMillan nurse last year, she said that because I was being treated palliatively, it was better to keep the weight on. It's hard for me to exercise because the pain is too bad and I get exhausted easily. I've now decided that enough is enough. I don't want to go through life feeling that I'm not attractive and having to sit in a corner when I'm forced to go to a wedding or the like. It's bad enough having the disease without feeling frumpy too. I'm eating sensibly like lean chicken and fish with plenty of fruit and veg. I was wondering if there are any ideas out there which may help.
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