Beam room music rundown:
- “She’s Always a Woman,” Billy Joel
- “The Boxer,” Simon & Garfunkel
- “Lonely People,” America
Verdict: A very solid Friday in the beam room!
I met with my neuro-oncologist (the conductor of the care symphony, if you will) Wednesday. He seemed genuinely pleased to see me and is very happy with how well I’m tolerating treatment. We talked about a lot of things, but one thing I wanted to hear his thoughts on was transitioning to a ketogenic diet. There’s some anecdotal evidence to suggest that a ketogenic diet may improve treatment outcomes for glioblastoma, but there have been no rigorous, controlled clinical trials yet. Apparently, transitioning one’s body to use fat as fuel could slow tumor growth in part because cancer cells depend on glucose as their primary source of fuel. At any rate, my doctor was surprisingly open-minded and supportive of my trying it out. So, next week, I’ll be consulting a dietitian and developing some strategies for making sure I can stick with it. Until then, I’m going to try to see how many french fries and sodas I can consume in a single sitting. You know, just to set a baseline…
Big R is leaving for Europe for a 9-day trip tonight, so for the next week and change it’s gonna be me, little R, and my big sister holding down the fort. Should be pretty fun.
Happy Friday, y’all!