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    Best of luck Keith...hoping for a quick and positive outcome.
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    I don't know about the radiation and loss of taste issue but I hope that in the end you're cured of what ails you, best of luck to you Keith.

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    I hope the treatments go well, that you have a full recovery, and that you're able to fully enjoy another great meal soon.
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    May everything work out for the best.

    If you haven't already, you should read "Life, on the Line" by Grant Achatz/Nick Kokonas. Achatz had cancer of the tongue and lost taste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhlee View Post
    I hope the treatments go well, that you have a full recovery, and that you're able to fully enjoy another great meal soon.
    Exactly! Best thoughts and wishes for you and your family.
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    Thanks for the kind words.

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    Best of luck to you Keith.
    My wife's rads were focused in the breast/underarm area, and did little to affect her sense of taste. If anything, she really likes spicy food now, which is cool because I like it spicy too. I don't have to wuss-out on my cooking for her sake.
    It does look like such an awful sunburn for a while.
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    Keith,

    First off, I am sooo very sorry you are fighting cancer that sucks beyond mention. My thoughts and prayers will be going out for you.

    Second. I want to tell you about my father quickly before you start radiation. My dad was diagnosed in February with terminal stage 4 bowel, colon and liver signet adenocarcenoma which is a very aggressive fast moving cancer. The doctors here in milwaukee were willing to do the hard core chemo regimen but told him that he essentially had three weeks to six months to live. My dad did not accept this as fact and started researching alternative forms of cancer treatment and ended up being referred by two people to this clinic and reading a book by Susan Summers on Doctors who are curing cancer. He ended up going to Dr. Forsythe at the Century Wellness Clinic in Reno Nevada. We as a family are pretty well educated and research the heck out of stuff before diving in so while my dad was starting to have discussions with them we started looking at some of the current research regarding cancer treatments. We learned in our research is that a lot of hospitals have contracts with the drug companies and the regimen that these companies set up not only kills cancer cells but also kills good cells which is what kills a lot of people with cancer while you can beat it it really beats your body up in the process.

    We determined that this clinic really isn't a way out alternative medicine place, but really focuses on the individuals body and what is the best methodology for treatment. In my dad's case it was a radical change to his diet in order to start eating foods that will kill cancer cells and to stop eating foods that fuel cells (sugar and red meats especially). After all the research we did, I think this is one of the primary cures in turning your body against the cancer cells and starving them.
    This stage also included starting to take supplements like crazy in order to build up his immune system and starting to drink only alkalinized water. The next step involved a trip out to the center to have some blood work done which they shipped to a research center in Greece, Japan or Germany that tests the blood to see how much chemo the individuals body can handle (the FDA has not approved this testing method, thus being the reason for shipping out of the states). This clinic uses that information to give you a diluted chemo dose based on what the tests say you can handle. Based on this information, they had him come out to the center on an outpatient basis for a little over a month and then started his chemo regimen with a week on and a week off to recuperate. This continued for about a month and a half after he returned home. He was a little week during the chemo weeks but for the most part stayed healthy, kept his hair and took it easy when needed. Anyways, two weeks ago he went in for a cat scan and mri testing and they could not find any cancer cells. I am convinced that if he had stayed here, he would be dead today and now he is cancer free.
    I believe strongly that the diet regimen to starve the cells is what cured him more than anything along with a whole lot of faith and prayer.

    I am not trying to sell you on this clinic, but just make sure that you get your body as base ph as you can safely and make sure you get on a diet regimen that will allow your body to heal. I will be praying for you and your family going forward and hope that all goes well with your fight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Neal View Post
    I start radiation for cancer next week, which I would not mention here except for the side effect that it will eliminate my senses of taste. They say that taste may return gradually over a period of years, or it may not.

    For someone who loves food and cooking as much as I do, it is hard to imagine having no taste, and therefore no interest in food.

    This sucks.

    Keith
    This just made me sigh audibly. A sad *** that really sucks I don't know how I'd deal with that kind of sigh. I'm really sorry to hear this Keith, because of both the cancer and the taste effect. I'm not a believer, but I'll try to focus some mental energy in your direction.

    Cheers,

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    Keith, I am so sorry for your situation and will be thinking about you through the process. I doubt there is much I can do, but I am willing to support you in whatever way.

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